Why to the US Mail truck has the steering wheel on the right side of the dash?

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  • 5 years ago
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    The reason for this is that in the U.S., the driver stays in the right lane in a two-lane two-way road, which means that the mailboxes will ordinarily be on the right side of the vehicle (cabin perspective). If the steering wheel was on the left side like most U.S. vehicles, the mail carrier would either have to reach all the way across the dash to access the mailbox or else deliver in the left lane and be facing oncoming traffic, which is hazardous and unsafe. In some areas, the postal service uses the employees' personal vehicle, and in these cases, the vehicle is often converted to switch the steering wheel to the right side of the cabin.

  • 5 years ago

    The answer should be obvious if you've ever watched a letter carrier deliver mail to a rural mailbox.

  • 5 years ago

    So the lazy fat-ar5ed postmen don't have to get out to place mail in the boxes.

    Of course what they should do is what posties all over the world do...try bloody walking!!!

  • 5 years ago

    so they can reach the mail boxes, without leaving the vehicle

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  • 5 years ago

    Ive heard many theories to this. Because when we all had mailboxes it was easier for them just to put it into the mailboxes. Because we bought them from the UK. So on.

    Source(s): Just theories.
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