I’ve heard a few people make this stupid comment. Or at least I think it’s stupid. When they ask me about my Trabant, they sometimes point out that it’s left hand drive. I’m thinking, “Yeah so, the car is from Germany. Mainland Europe drives on the right hand side of the road, only Ireland, the UK and islands under the crown drives on the left hand side of the road”. I have no idea why someone even wonder about that. Is it because some people think just because Britain and Ireland drive on the left hand side of the road, the rest of Europe does to? Or the United States is the only country that drives on the right? Or countries in the Western Hemisphere drive on the right and countries in the Eastern Hemisphere drive on the left? After I explain that mainland Europe drives on the right, I blow their mind even more by explaining that Sweden was the last country in mainland Europe to drive on the left hand side of the road, yet they drove left hand drive cars and switched to the right in 1967 in the middle of the night. I realize most Americans have never been outside the United States. We may lead a sheltered life here in this country. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Europe and experience different cultures. Even though going from one region of the United States to another is like going to a foreign country. Like German based cuisine in Pennsylvania. I’m just wondering if any of you guys have ever heard this same comment before because it sounds rather odd to me. I found this interested though on Wikipedia. I initially thought the US Virgin islands were purchased by the United States from Britain but apparently they were under Danish control until 1917. Shows how much I know about my own country’s history! The U.S. Virgin Islands is the only U.S. jurisdiction which drives on the left. This was inherited from what was then-current practice on the islands at the time of the 1917 transfer to limit losses of livestock. As most cars being imported from the mainland United States are left-hand drive, the driver sits to the outside of the road, raising traffic safety issues.