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What This Elderly Couple Does While Driving Is The Funniest Thing I've Ever Seen

So why do Brits and Americans drive on different sides of the road, anyway? Believe it or not, having a uniform traffic direction was ratified by the Geneva Convention in 1949. This is why some countries that were not ratified by the Geneva Convention, such as China, have different driving directions in, for example, Beijing than in Hong Kong. So who is in the right, the right or the left? Well, back in the horse-drawn carriage days, traffic would always keep left. This allowed the driver to steer the horse with his left hand while maintaining the whip with his right. Keeping to the left ensured that the whip wouldn't snag on any brush along the edge of the road.
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