Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Which side of the road to drive on?

Around one-fourth of the world drives on the left-hand side of the road, and that do are those that were once British colonies such as India, Australia and Southern Africa as well as the Caribbean. However, an exception to this is Egypt, which before becoming a British colony was conquered by Napoleon. In European countries such as USA, China and Russia, people prefer to drive on the right hand side apart from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus. In fact, Guyana is the only country in South America that drives on the left. Earlier Canada drives on the left, but in order to make border crossings with the United States more convenient, it changed to the right-hand side.

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