Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn September 3, 1967, Swedish drivers switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to driving on the right-hand side of the road, a day known as Dagen H.Most nations have right-hand traffic (RHT) regulations, meaning the flow of traffic is on the right-hand side of the road. Left lanes are used for passing. The United Kingdom and many members of the Commonwealth of Nations (including India, Pakistan, and Australia) have left-hand traffic (LHT) regulations.Most nations with right-hand traffic regulations manufacture and import vehicles where the driver sits on the left-hand side. This is a safety feature, allowing the driver to see past vehicles in front of his or her own car. In nations with left-hand traffic regulations, most vehicles feature drivers on the right-hand side.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry adjust Verb
to change or modify something to fit with something else.
activities designed to achieve a social, political, or military goal.
Commonwealth of Nations Noun association of independent nations and dependent territories linked by historic and cultural ties, as parts of the former British Empire, and cooperating on matters of mutual concern, especially regarding economics and trade. construct Verb
to build or erect.
person who plans the building of things, such as structures (construction engineer) or substances (chemical engineer).
to bring in a good or service from another area for trade.
structures and facilities necessary for the functioning of a society, such as roads.
to make or produce a good, usually for sale.
very large or heavy.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
Encyclopedic Entry: nation public relations (PR) Noun
the art, science, and business of promoting an organization, person, or event.
rule or law.
movement of many things, often vehicles, in a specific area.
device used for transportation.