Driving in the UK: Your questions answered

Why does the UK drive on the left?

Gareth Edmunds, 59, from Bristol, said he was curious as his family hosts English language students from all over the world.

“As I drive them around I hear them wince as they see an oncoming car to our right and think we’re going to crash – it’s a question that always crops up,” he said.

“My pet theory is that it’s something to do with times gone by when if you met a stranger on the road you’d pass on the left so your weapon arm was on their side.”

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