Its the American way to be different, even sometimes for the sake of being different and then saying its the right way. So, Im on the correct side.
It was actually started by Napoleon, because he was left handed and all that. It has something to do wit your sword and shield arm. So those of us who ride on the left side of the road are actually on the right side!!
But anyway, I am also more comfortable turning and leaning to the left than to the right.
The history of the keep-left rule could be tracked back to ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. In retrospect, it was more widely practised than right-side traffic. Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans adhered to the left side while marching their troops. If two men riding on horseback were to start a fight, each would edge toward the left. Thus, they would be enabled to draw swords from their right and uphold a defensive position. Eventually, this turned into custom, and later, a law
In England, however, keeping to the left was perceived more as a custom than a rule. It was due to the increase in horse traffic by the end of the 18th century, that the British Parliament was urged to entrench the keep-left rule into a statute. By 1771, the number of coaches rose from 300 in 1639 to 1000. The first legal reference in Britain to an order for traffic to remain on the left was in 1756 with regard to London Bridge
In the late 18th century, the shift from left to right that took place in countries such as the United States was based on teamstersí use of large freight wagons pulled by several pairs of horses. The wagons had no driver's seat, so a postilion sat on the left rear horse and held his whip in his right hand. Seated on the left, the driver preferred that other wagons pass him on the left so that he could be sure to keep clear of the wheels of oncoming wagons. He did that by driving on the right side of the road.
There is a popular story that Napoleon changed the rule of the road in the European countries he conquered from keep-left to keep-right. Some justifications are symbolic, such as that Napoleon himself was left- (or right-) handed, or that Britain, Napoleon's enemy, kept left. Alternatively, troops passing on the left may have been tempted to raise their right fists against each other. Forcing them to pass on the right reduced conflict. Hence, island nations such as Britain and Japan (using ships to move troops around and having less need to move them overland) continued to drive on the left. These stories have never been shown to have a factual basis and appear to be apocryphal.
Today about 66.1% of the world's people live in right-hand traffic countries and 33.9% in left-hand traffic countries. About 72% of the world's total road distance carries traffic on the right, and 28% on the left.
All info from wikipedia
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Im right handed and drive on the left () correct side of the road. I clearly handle right turns far easier than lefts - my "chicken strips" are a few mm smaller on the right. I also can do slow speed uturns more easily to the right by a few feet. I put is down to:
(a) who the heck ever does a left uturn??
(b) at speed running wide on a right turn just leaves me running onto the edge of the road, and I can enter it right on the edge of the lane giving me the whole lane to play with. Picking the centre line is a safe target for the apex (no crumbly/dirty/gravelly edges)
(c) at speed running wide on a left turn leaves me running close to on coming cars...and the apex is often a crumbly/gravelly/sandy edge of the road.
My experience is exactly the opposite but the same.
I'm left handed in a country that rides on the right and I find right turns to be more difficult. I was completed unprepared for that phenomenon. It didn't happen to me at MSF and was never mentioned. But first time on the street I realized that something didn't feel right on right hand turns.
For the first couple of months I went to the parking lot and just endlessly rode around in right hand circles until it felt better. Still not completely the same but a lot better.