n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Why do we drive on the left?

Volume 21, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



In about 1000 BC the approaches to Tyrins, the Arcadian Greek fort near Argos, were designed so that the gate sentries had a clear view of the right side of approaching people. This enabled them to see whether their swords were sheathed (friends) or drawn (potential threats), and to take any necessary action. It had to be the right side because shields were carried on the left arm.

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