Question by  NathanBuria (11)

Why do they have left hand drive cars in England?


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

It's thought that it originated from knights and jousting. Since most people are right handed, they held their lance in their right hand and kept to the left.


Answer by  matt42 (149)

Its the way their cars are manufactured in their country, and their thoughts about automotive safety. I personally think the U.S.A should start doing it that way.


Answer by  Vivian (110)

This is because people in England walk on the left side of the path, road, etc. Having cars that drive on the left prevents the possibility of being "on the wrong side". If cars drove on the right instead, it would present a safety issue because of the possibility of running into pedestrians.


Answer by  gammack (14)

One reason would be due to American imports, which are typically left hand drive. The cost to switch the workings to make them right hand drive would probably be cost prohibitive. There are no laws against driving left hand drive cars and I understand that it is not too difficult to adjust to left hand driven cars.


Answer by  fixitman (80)

Because the English have always driven/ridden on the left. The history goes back to the horse & cart days where control of the horse was better on the left.


Answer by  pedro55 (76)

They believe they are special or they just want to get this kind of attention and so far they are being very successful.

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