Post by Rolf Sigurd Ask on May 27, 2008 21:46:54 GMT 1
Sigve It might have something to do with the "old rules" the french used... Meaning that from the start of the vehicle area, they used right hand drive to keep an eye on the bad sides of the roads. It was considered more important then to keep an eye on meeting trafic, that was not that dense back then. Later on the civilian vehicles turned to use left hand drive as the roads became better. But the french army did continue to use right hand drive up until the war. Mybee needed on more heavy trucks, but to make it "simple" they used it on all militray vehicles. I am sure someone else in here can fill in more on this.. The Italians also used right hand drive but do not know for how long..
A automobile system that allows both left and right hand drive vehicles to be on the road is not desirable. It must have been the political situation in France at this time that created this.
When I took my first drivers license (in LEGO-land Denmark), I was almost run over by a Swedish boy. The Swedish also had right hand drive up to ca 1970. This was changed over night, creating an easier situation on the Swedish/Norwegian border!