What are some reasons it is safer to drive in the RIGHT lane?

Answer #1

The “RIGHT” (i.e. “correct”) lane is the safe lane. The WRONG lanes are the dangerous lanes. . In the UK and several other countries the “RIGHT” lane is the one furthest to the left which is available and unobstructed and that will generally speaking be the safest to to drive in (in those countries that drive on the left).

Answer #2

So you don’t hit another car head on?

Answer #3

i’ so confused after reading this

Answer #4

You always seem skeptical of your own answer when providing it :P

Answer #5

Because I’m not sure exactly what she means.

Answer #6

@Niks The “Rule of the Road in the UK is “Keep Left”. We conventionally use “Right Hand Drive” vehicles, and drive on the left hand side of the road. We keep as far to the left as possible and only use the right hand carriageway for overtaking. This leaves as big a gap as possible between vehicles that are being driven in opposite directions along the same road.
http://funadvice.com/r/14svm77vuhn . . http://funadvice.com/r/14svm78003a . In the USA all that is reversed, and left hand drive vehicles are conventionally driven on the right hand side of the road.

Answer #7

oh i think it was like unobstructed and i.e. correct stuff that made me confused but thanks for explaining it again

Answer #8

Ok, I know it’s hard, but lets assume the asker is not a complete idiot and is asking why it is safer to drive in the right lane (i.e. on the right side of the road vs. the left). I dont think there are any benefits to driving on the right vs. the left. I’ve driven in different countries, and I really haven’t seen any safety benefits as such… If there were any significant safety issues countries would probably have switched lanes a long time ago.

Answer #9

Depends on where you drive.

On a German Autobahn, people will dance a difficult ballet of lane-switching in order to allow drivers to go 200 km/h (that is 124 mph) on the left lane while people on the middle lane do average 130 to 140 km/h (80 to 86 mph) and some drivers do 160 km/h overtaking the middle-laners if the left lane is free and lane-switching back in if a fast vehicle approaches from behind. If you are a foreiner or a learning driver in Germany… Just go to the right lane and relaxedly roll 80 to 90 km/h (50 to 55 mph) along the trucks. You can still join in with the average speed middle-laners after observing the dance for a while.

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