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Old February 6th, 2006, 04:07 PM  
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* Research in 1969 by J J Leeming showed that countries that drove on the left had a lower accident rate than countries that drove on the right. Countries that have switched to driving on the right (for example Sweden) have seen their long term accident rates increase by more than any increase in traffic volumes. It has been suggested, but not proven, that this is partly because most people are "right eyed", and are therefore better able to judge the position of oncoming traffic when they see it on their right.
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