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American shares the scariest thing about living in the UK – as Brits all make same joke

Learning to live in a new country can be a bit scary for some.

One US TikToker has spoken out on the social media platform about the thing that’s really making her panic as she navigates British life: UK country roads and their relatively narrow nature.

But Brits have leapt onto her video, with many chipping in with similar comments.

On her TikTok channel ‘iniki – American in the UK’ ‘Nik’ posted a video of her driving along a country road.

She said: “This one thing terrifies me about the UK.

“I know what you’re thinking – ‘Nik, you come from America where anyone can own a gun’ but these country roads – I’ve done a video on them before – absolutely terrify me.

“I know there are ones that are way worse than this that are literally just one way traffic.

“In my hometown back home there is a reservoir with roads similar to this and it is where the most accidents and deaths happen in the States – or at least one of them.”

But UK residents were quick to pile on to say that the road in question is in fact pretty wide.

One said: “This looks like the widest Road you’ll find in Devon lol.”

Another said: “I’m in Wales, that’s quite a big road for a back route.

“There’s one near me where you have to be in the actual hedge to let a car past.”

“I live in Derbyshire and that’s a normal sized road,” said another TikTok user.

US TikTok users often document their experiences of the UK on the social media platform.

In a viral video, that has gained over 260 thousand likes on TikTok, a social media star that moved from across the pond gave her take on the differences between the two countries.

Peyton Labiak titled her video ‘culture shocks as an American in London’. She moved over from the US to London in 2022.

The first stark difference spotted by Peyton was driving on the left side of the road, which she claims was “really weird”, but “not in a bad way”.

The TikTok user was also surprised that pedestrians feel comfortable crossing the road wherever and whenever they please.

Peyton stated: “Speaking of walking, there is no order when people walk on the sidewalk. Sometimes they’re on the left, sometimes they’re on the right, you just have to figure it out.”



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