For those people who live in the northern hemisphere, driving on the left side of the road may be an habits dealbreaker. For others, however, it’s perfectly natural. The left side of the road is where most people are driving.
Of course, for those who have driven on the right side of the road their entire lives, it’s a right of passage. For others, however, it’s an annoying lesson they’ve had to learn the hard way.
When driving on a left side of the road you’re assumed to be a pedestrian. People who have the bad habit of invading the space of others who are trying to drive on the left tend to cause accidents by misjudging whether the driver would be willing to yield to them. Since people don’t tend to drive on the left very often, it can be easy for motorists to assume that pedestrians are never the first to yield.
pedestrians vs motorcyclist: math explained
For any motorcyclist, driving on the left is a math lesson. It’s assuming you’re going to take a right turn, right or not. For any pedestrian, driving on the left is a=potential danger=less danger. In other words, it’s safer to ride on the middle of the road than to assume you’ll have to give way to another motorist or truck.
Should drivers stay on the middle of the road?
oarding the left side of the road vs driving on the right side is a chicken and egg situation. It’s safer to ride on the middle because people don’t tend to drive on the right side very often, and there are fewer vehicles on the middle of the road. It’s safer to ride on the left side of the road than in the middle because drivers don’t tend to shoot up in front of you very often. Following this advice will get you very far.
Driving on a highway with many turns is very dangerous, especially if you’re on a motorcycle. Driving on a highway is like driving in a bubble where you can’t see very well or properly. Keep your eyes on the road, the traffic, and the people around you. Look down to determine if there’s a clear path to your destination and take that rather than turning left or right. Many times, riding on the wrong side of the road places you in the path of vehicles that are going in the opposite direction. If you have to change lanes, stay on the right side of the road unless you can comfortably do so on the left.
When you have to change lanes, stay on the right side of the road unless you can comfortably do so on the left. On highways, it’s better to stay on the right because you can take the back roads without having to change lanes.
Be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists. Since these two groups have many of the same characteristics, feel free to give them a wide berth.
These are just a few of the tips and tricks that I use on a regular basis as I travel long distances in my car as well as on a motorcycle. I hope that these will help you to travel safely, enjoy your journey, and arrive at your destination in one piece.