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Countries that drive on the left

The one's in blue drive on the left, I've posted this without further remarks.
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The one's in blue drive on the left, I've posted this without further remarks.
Thats good to know, now I know where not to go on my next driving vacation.

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The one's in blue drive on the left, I've posted this without further remarks.
Harry,I used to know the reasons for left side/right side of the road rules,but cant remember them.Maybe someone could enlighten me/us.Jamesjj777746

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In the days of hand held weapons like swords and axes, the man would have his lady on his left side so he could draw the weapon and defend her. So the man in charge stood on the right and that translated to carriages as well.
Thats all the OLD countries.

Then in the days of wagon trains and stage coaches being robbed, the guard had to hold a rifle or shotgun and so could not drive the horses at the same time. If the firearm was passed to the man on the left, he could not turn to defend the right side because of the driver being in the way. So the guard sat on the right to enable a much bigger field of fire, there fore the driver became the person on the left.
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There may be some truth to that Bob. I know the custom of shaking right hands, since 80% of us are right handed, was to show that you weren't carrying a weapon in that hand.

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There may be some truth to that Bob. I know the custom of shaking right hands, since 80% of us are right handed, was to show that you weren't carrying a weapon in that hand.
so that means that 20% of the world's population are in their right minds and the rest is out in left field...

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Charles, its a better answer than just saying all those drive on the left are weird (lol)

One of the main reasons I emigrated to Cyprus was because they drive on the (correct) same side as the UK, so I had no problems adapting.
And looking closely at that map they got it wrong because it shows cyprus in red.
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Do you realise that left handedness was the sign of the devils disciples?

The Latin word for "LEFT" was "SINISTERI" which is where our word sinister comes from, meaning evil and un-natural.
The word for "RIGHT" was "DEXTERI" which is where dextrous comes from, meaning good and proficient.

Even back in the early 1960's at my school, children who were left handed were forced to write with their right hands.

Theres a brilliant scene in the old film Carry On Cleo, where Sid James is marching a troop of roman legionairres, calling out "sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter"
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and there was the Inquisition and a host of other programs too....

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Even back in the early 1960's at my school, children who were left handed were forced to write with their right hands.
and many learned to become ambidextrous...
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