Why is it that the side of the road you drive on opposite the side of the steering wheel?
In the US, we drive on the right, but the drivers seat is on the left.
In some countries, they drive on the left, but the drivers seat is on the right.
- Anonymous2 months ago
So you can see oncoming traffic when you try to pass.
- οικοςLv 72 months ago
In England and most of the "colonies", it's a holdover from the tiltyard, so a knight could couch his lance in his right hand and attack his opponent. The steering wheel is placed to give the best view of approaching traffic. An exception (at least in the USA) is for mail-delivery vehicles, so the letter-carrier has easier access to the mailboxes.
- TimLv 72 months ago
If you don't like the way I drive then stay off the sidewalk.