Driving – What’s the Norm Worldwide

Driving is a major part of our day to day lives. We spend time behind the wheel getting to work, going to college or school and generally getting from one place to another. It allows us freedom to move to get to new places. Rules of the road vary worldwide. In some countries they drive on the left hand side and others on the right. There are some historical reasons for this.

Also in some countries, manually driven cars are more commonplace than automatic cars. Automatic cars for example are predominant in North America while manual cars are more popular in Europe. Manual cars are seen as less expensive than automatic cars to purchase and are generally known to use less fuel.

Different countries allow for driving at varied ages. In the USA for example, some states allow teenagers to get a licence from the age of 16. In Europe it varies but mostly a licence can be sought from the age of 18.

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