Driving on the Left

Left Side Driving - Yokohama, Japan

More countries drive on the left side than I imagined. 55 countries, according the U.N., listed on this Wikipedia page. Of course, I knew the U.K. and Australia drove on the left as does India and of course Japan, shown above. Many of the left driving countries are former British colonies.

There are historic reasons for being on the left side, apparently, which are detailed in this article. Something to do with most right-handed, sword wielding warriors wanting to be closer to their enemies. Always fun to find the history behind what we take for granted.

A little motion blur from atop a cross walk at the Shin-Yokohama Station, shot with the Pentax Q7 at 1/5 of a second. Part of the Deep Blacks collection.


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