This past Sunday I went on a bus tour with Golden Globe Tours that took us to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle. While travelling to these places we had a tour guide that was telling us little fun facts along the way. He mentioned at one point why Great Britain and France drive on different sides of the roads.
The reason Great Britain does is because it was set back whenever people were still riding horses on the streets and fighting with swords. Basically, if you are riding your horse and are right-handed, you are to “drive” on the left side of the road so you can fight with your right hand. When he told us that it made so much sense. I never even imagined that this was the reason for the English to drive on that side of the road.
He went on to tell us why France drives on the right side of the road, like the U.S. This is because the king at the time was left-handed. Therefore, France drives on the right side of the road.