In this article, we are going to discuss Why do some Countries Drive on the Left and Others on the Right? We all know that In India vehicles drive on the left side that’s why the car steering is also present on the left side. However, In western countries like America vehicles drive on the right side. Moreover, In these countries vehicles, steering is also assembled on the right side. Okay, let’s dive into deep about this topic. So, stay tuned and give it a full read.
Why do some Countries Drive on the Left and Others on the Right? Who made the Rule?
Who made the rule to walk on either side of the Road?
In the 18th century, someone makes the first rule to drive or walk on the right side. However, the Roman civilization changes this rule to drive or walk on the left side. Experts say that walking on the left side has also a historical significance. In early days, Most of the people are righty, in fact presently also. Therefore when if a robber robs the person they can fight back with the right hand. As the people walk on the left side and they carry their things on their left hand.
In the 18th century, a vehicle starts trending in the United States of America. One can run this Vehicle with the help of several horses. However, In that vehicle there was not seat, therefore the driver sits on the leftmost horse to control other horses using a lash. But, after Napoleon, this rule is changed, and therefore till now, America drives on the right side.
Why does India drive on the Left Side?
In early days England also has the vehicle similar to the American one which we describe above. However, Napoleon wasn’t fulfilled to capture England. Therefore, In England, the rule to walk on the left side doesn’t change ever. Finally, those countries which are under England also follows this rule. India is one of them.
Presently, In the whole world, there are more than 160 countries who have the rule to walk on the right side. However, more than 70 countries have the rule to walk on the left side.