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  • We drive on the right side of the road lol We have right hand cars, so we drive on the side thats best to suit our cars
  • It's not just the English. American's think that same thing but if you think about it, not many countries drive in the right hand lane. We are the ones that are on the wrong side of the road.
  • It's actually most other countries that drive on what you so charmingly call the wrong-hand side of the road. Americans probably started doing it that way just to emphasise that they were independent. The reason is that in the days when horses were the main form of transport and the only means of self-defence was a sword it was important to have your sword hand closest to any potential attacker. Therefore you rode your horse on the left.
  • It may seem wrong to you, but to them you're the one who drives on the wrong side.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_on_the_left_or_right About 34% of the world by population drive on the left, and 66% on the right. By roadway distances, about 28% drive on the left, and 72% on the right,even though originally most traffic drove on the left worldwide. LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT DRIVE ON LEFT SIDE: http://users.pandora.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the%20left.htm 1. Anguilla 2. Antigua and Barbuda 3. Australia 4. Bahamas 5. Bangladesh 6. Barbados 7. Bermuda 8. Bhutan 9. Botswana 10. Brunei 11. Cayman Islands 12. Christmas Island (Australia) 13. Cook Islands 14. Cyprus 15. Dominica 16. East Timor 17. Falkland Islands 18. Fiji 19. Grenada 20. Guernsey (Channel Islands) 21. Guyana 22. Hong Kong 23. India 24. Indonesia 25. Ireland 26. Isle of Man 27. Jamaica 28. Japan 29. Jersey (Channel Islands) 30. Kenya 31. Kiribati 32. Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 33. Lesotho 34. Macau 35. Malawi 36. Malaysia 37. Maldives 38. Malta 39. Mauritius 40. Montserrat 41. Mozambique 42. Namibia 43. Nauru 44. Nepal 45. New Zealand 46. Niue 47. Norfolk Island (Australia) 48. Pakistan 49. Papua New Guinea 50. Pitcairn Islands (Britain) 51. Saint Helena 52. Saint Kitts and Nevis 53. Saint Lucia 54. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 55. Seychelles 56. Singapore 57. Solomon Islands 58. South Africa 59. Sri Lanka 60. Suriname 61. Swaziland 62. Tanzania 63. Thailand 64. Tokelau (New Zealand) 65. Tonga 66. Trinidad and Tobago 67. Turks and Caicos Islands 68. Tuvalu 69. Uganda 70. United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) 71. Virgin Islands (British) 72. Virgin Islands (US) 73. Zambia 74. Zimbabwe
  • The English would probably ask you the same question...
  • They probably think you drive on the wrong side of the road. :p
  • They just love doing things differently ;)
  • they were here first, we are on the wrong side.
  • I always thought that Americans drove on the wrong side of the world.
  • I think it has something to do with the Battle of Hastings or the Magna Carta or Winston Churchill.
  • That's very relative.
  • I don't know but I have it double.I drive a right hand drive car in a left hand drive country.
  • At least they drive on the same side of the road as i do.
  • Because we INVENTED driving, everyone else is on the other side of the road.
  • My answer is similar to Brian I's except that I dont believe that it was to have the sword hand closest to the rival. Most people being right handed, their sword scabbard would hang to the left. If they rode on the right, the scabbards would clash as they passed, especially in narrow roads as they were then. So I believe the theory that it was for convenience rather than defence. Regards to all
  • Who says the English are 'wrong'? The history of it goes back centuries, to the days of swords and jousts.
  • I remember it had to do with the drawing of swords... but they drive on the Right side. ;)
  • Who says it's the English and not the Americans?
  • It's the side of the road they drive on. Just like it would be the side of the road I'd drive on if I could be bothered getting my learners permit thingy. AND, if you ask a question about the 'English' can you please just categorise it in 'England'. Ta. Even though the whole of Britain drive on that side of the road.
  • In days of old logic dictated that when people passed each other on the road they should be in the best possible position to use their sword to protect themselves. As most people are right handed they therefore keep to their left. This practice was formalised in a Papal Edict by Pope Benefice around 1300AD who told all his pilgrims to keep to the left. Nothing much changed until 1773 when an increase in horse traffic forced the UK Government to introduce the General Highways Act of 1773 which contained a keep left recommendation. This became a law as part of the Highways Bill in 1835.
  • duh! the wrong hand side! lol! We invented the car cheeky!
  • Why do people assume that the left side is the wrong side?
  • They were driving on the roads before what is now america had roads
  • ha we do! you dont! :D
  • What about the Aussies! They drive upside down!
  • Other. Not wrong.
  • we do? seems right to me.
  • we drive on the correct side of the road, It's you that does it wrong.
  • driving on the right following the rotation of the earth causes less poution.
  • The wrong hand to do the right thing and the right hands to do the wrong things.Half of this world drives from the wrong hand side!Right?

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