Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Unintended Consequences

My father recently worked in Afghanistan doing USAID. In Pakistan they drive on the left hand side of the road, like England, but in Afghanistan they drive on the right hand side. The Pakistani cars have the steering wheel on the right side of the car, which the Afghanis import. Due to driving on different sides of the road my dad said that there are accidents and deaths caused by people not being able to see well while driving a car that wasn’t made to be driven on the right side of the road.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Just to prove I'm still alive (buried in diapers, but alive nevertheless!): the same situation rules here in Irkutsk. All the better automobiles here come from Japan, and while the Russians drive the right way ( ;-) ) the Japanese cars are all built for British-style roads.

But here's to their freedom to import better automobiles nevertheless!