To walk on a road in India, the first thing you are taught is to always walk on the left side of the road, but imagine if someone suddenly tells you to walk on the right side, not the left? Do not be surprised, like the old notes, this rule is not going to change, but if you go to America, China or European countries, then this habit of walking on the road must be changed.
In today’s time, almost everyone has their own personal car. But what you notice is that in India the steering of the car is on the left side but in abroad it is on the right side. As often shown in movies. Very few people know the answer to this, so you should also know why this happens.
In fact, in all the countries of the world, the rule regarding roadway started at different times, but you would be surprised to know that in the old days most of the countries of the world had the tradition of walking on the left side of the road and in the 18th century. The tradition of walking on the right side of the road started for the first time. The first real archeological evidence of the rule of walking on the street comes from the Roman Empire.
The study of those evidences shows that the citizens of the Roman Empire used to drive left on the roads. There is no clear evidence as to why the people of the Roman Empire used to drive on the left side of the road, but during the entire medieval period there was a tradition of walking on the left side of the road.
During the medieval period, it was not always safe for the passengers to walk on the roads and they also had to avoid the robbers and robbers coming from the other side of the road, as most of the people were right-handed workers, due to this the left side of the road While walking the swordsmen held swords in their right hand and were able to attack the enemies easily. Apart from this, people walking on the left side of the road were able to easily salute the friends and friends found on the road with right hand.
However in 1300 AD, Pope Boniface VIII ordered that people coming from different countries of the world to Rome should follow the rule of walking left on the road during their journey. After this, by the end of the 17th century, the rule of walking left on the road was followed in almost all western countries.
Rules of right-of-way on road in 163 countries of the world
India is not the only country where roads go to the left, you will be surprised to know that in 163 countries of the world, there is a rule to walk on the road on the right and in 76 countries on the left. 4 European countries (Britain, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) also have the rule of moving to the left. In China it goes to the right but in its hegemony, Hong Kong and Macau, there is a rule to the left. There is no exact information about the introduction of these different rules in different countries, but to a large extent the answer is found in history.
Reasons for following the rule of walking left on the road in India
As you know India was under British rule for 200 years. So as the British Empire expanded, the rule of walking left on the road was to be followed in all the British ruled countries, due to this, the rule of walking left on the road is followed in India as well. India remained a part of the British colony, so the rule of the British to the left continued here, which was not changed even after independence.
Not only the steering, but also the right hand side in the headlight
In countries running on the left, the car’s steering is on the right. These are called right hand drive. In countries running on the right, cars are left hand drive. In addition to the ladder of traffic direction, the headlight also makes a difference. The headlights of the trains are not straight. The eyes of the driver coming from the front should not be camouflaged, so they should be hurt a bit. In left-lean countries, the headlights of trains are tilting to the left and countries running to the right, to the right