Feck me! Bet there weren't many left handers around in the old days :0 although as a left handed meself, it is more dexterous, right is stronger!? So could steer the stallion and assail my opponent quite deftly !?
"We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again."
Thinking about it, a panel, van or sedan delivery would be far more user friendly here in RHD.
And my guess is that those countries that chose to drive on the right did it to be different to the (once upon a time) great British Empire
It's only funny till someone gets hurt..........then it's friggin' hilarious
Thanks for the replies folks. Very interesting.
I hate to disagree but I dont believe it was about swords and fighting it was about coach/waggon driving. The driver sits on the right hand side of the waggon because it was easier (for a right handed person) to use the whip. You drive/pass on the left because that made it easier to see. I believe it was the UK that first made it official ion Georgean times when the road system was being improved
Even American stage coaches had the driver on the right (see the Deadwood Stage exert from the film Calamity Jane for conclusive proof)
It has been said that the early American waggons didnt have seats and were driven from the lead horse which is why they passed on the right but I recon that the French and Americans (who we were at war with in those days) changed to drivung in the right just to be awkward.
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