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Why Do People in Some Countries Drive on the Left and Others on the Right? (+Contest Winners)

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Samoa changed from rightside to leftside of the road in 2009 or thereabouts.  There were too many crashes in New Zealand where a lot of Samoans go short term for seasonal work. Also  much cheaper secondhand imported cars from Japan instead of from the US or Europe.

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On the subject of being right/left oriented, I used to be ambidextrous when I was younger and ended up right handed. I don't remember if it was forced upon me or not, but interestingly enough, I'm left footed. I always assumed it was because of that.

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The stickers on the headlights are still a thing same with with GB stickers for right steeringwheel cars that drive in the rest of Europe.  Did 1 week in Scotland with my Dutch car. It took a few minutes to get really used to driving the other side. 

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I dont know about other things, but with a motorcycle, I was taught to mount from the left side because it's the lower side. The kickstand is always on the left. Some motorcycles have a center stand, but traditionally the kickstand is on the left.

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As far as the headlights being oriented for either left or right hand drive, that is absolutely still a thing. I do custom work on cars in the u.s., and when ordering projectors for a retrofit, I can order either left or rhd patterns. The keep right pattern has the left side headlight aimed farther forward with minimal beam to the left, while the right side has the beam aimed(if done correctly) with a "step" that lines up with the center line of the road, and has much wider beam pattern to the right(much easier to see pedestrians or animals on the side of the roadway.

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