Traffic Direction in England

Traffic Direction in England
Traffic Direction in England

Since the past, people have always left the road. There is a very good reason for this. One of them had to be hard to discern that people were friends and enemies. Because people use the right hand of their right; from the left side of the road, on the left side, from the bottom of the wall, to the left side, and to the right hand, ready to draw the sword.

Generally travel from left to right; In the 1300's over the years the Pope was formalized on the way that the pilgrims to Rome would direct them not to cause complications on the way.

world map and traffic flow direction

The map of the world, starting with the change of Finland in all countries and in 1858, describing any changes that have taken place in the past, is as above.

Red: Traffic is flowing right from the beginning.
Orange: Traffic is initially on the left, but now it's flowing on the right.
Blue: Traffic is flowing from the left all the time.
Purple: Traffic is initially on the right, but now it's flowing from the left.
Green: Traffic preceded by different rules (according to regions) but now flowing right.

When the 18th century came, there were no driver's seats in the mail carts of many horses in the US, and the driver was sitting on the back and on the horse on the left. This made it harder to control the road and to come from the left when the road was left. So, not long before the traffic started to process right in the US. During the French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre, leader of the Revolution, wanted to go from the Parisians to the right, in order to gesture those who would most likely defy the Catholic Church. After a while, Napoleon came to power, and it became a tradition to go from the right side of the road. It is thought that Napoleon is left-handed in this. Napoleon spread this practice in every country it occupied.

Britain was never invaded by Napoleon. The English have kept their habit of going from left to right for centuries. In countries such as Australia and India they colonized, they continued their tradition of going from left to right. Unlike the Americans, the Englishman was sitting on the car above and to the right of the car. When the United States directed the world's automotive industry, it spread its practice in the world. The British were not impressed by the US implementation of their own car brands.

Features from left to right

* The traffic flows from the left, only the right lane can be used to pass the vehicle in front.
* Traffic from the opposite side is on the right.
* Most traffic signs are on the left side of the road where drivers can see.
* Vehicles turn clockwise as they return from traffic hubs.
* When they are crossing, first they look to their right.
* The vehicle's driver's seat is on the right.
* Where there is no curb, it is necessary to walk to the right of the pedestrians.

Features from right to left

* The traffic flows from the right, only the left lane can be used to pass the vehicle in front (overtaking)
* Traffic from the opposite side stays on the left.
* Most traffic signs are on the right hand side where drivers can see.
* In the traffic hubs, the vehicles turn around and turn clockwise.
* When they are crossing, first they look at their left.
* The driver's seat of the vehicles is sold.
* Where there is no curb, it is necessary to walk from the left of the roads.