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Old 12-26-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Is Canada the only Commonwealth country that drives on the right side of the road?
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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As far as I'm aware, yes. All the others are either islands, or border another left-side drive country
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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No, there are commonwealth countries in Africa that drives on the Right.

This map shows that most countries drives on the Right.

Right- and left-hand traffic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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No, there are commonwealth countries in Africa that drives on the Right.

This map shows that most countries drives on the Right.

Right- and left-hand traffic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oh I see it. So the former British West Africa colonies drive on the right.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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It wouldn't make much sense to border the States and have right hand drive.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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In Belize they drive on the right side too.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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It wouldn't make much sense to border the States and have right hand drive.
Yes, if the Americans drive on the right side, we should too.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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In BC we didn't change over until January, 1st 1922. It only made sense, since naturally the US wasn't going too.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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In BC we didn't change over until January, 1st 1922. It only made sense, since naturally the US wasn't going too.
yes, maybe we should switch back to the imperial system too, since naturally the US isn't going to.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Gibraltar drives on the right. Despite their sometimes rocky relationship with Spain, they made the decision that they needed to be consistent with larger and sometimes arrogant neighbour. Sound familiar?

The imperial system is not a road danger. Most cars have speedometers that show the speed in both miles and kilometers. Driving on different sides of the road is a danger. The chance that people would drop their guard and drive on the wrong side of the road is high. Anyone who has ever visited to the UK can attest to the warning signs about which way to look when crossing the street. Moreover, as you get near the Chunnel and ferries to the continent, you see constant reminders to drive on the left. As I recall, France has similar but inverted signs as well.

Moreover, when you drive a car with steering not oriented to the country you are in, you are driving half blind. You are facing the side of the road and have poor visibility. What is less known is that the modern front lights are not symmetrical. They are oriented to cast the light differently out of the right and left low beams. A vehicle with the wrong orientation will have shorter long range visibility and will cast far more light on oncoming drivers:

Headlamp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (middle of the page under "regulation and requirements - low beam"

140,000 cars with 300,000 people together with 28,000 trucks cross the US/Canadian border a day. There is a compelling reason to keep the standards similar for US and Canadian cars.

The Canada-U.S. border: by the numbers - Canada - CBC News

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