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From Left To Right

Written by: George Chittenden : 22 Jul 2019

This amazing photo was taken on Sunday, September 3rd, 1967, when Sweden changed from driving on the left-hand side of the road to driving on the right, and absolute chaos ensued! It all began at 4:50 a.m. when all vehicles on the road were instructed to come to a halt. They were then directed to move carefully from the left side of the road to the right, and to wait. Then at the stroke of 5am following a radio countdown, the announcement was made, and the traffic chaos began!

So why switch in the first place? Well, Sweden’s neighbouring countries were all driving on the right, so it made sense for Sweden to do the same. Another big factor was the fact that cars in Sweden typically had the steering wheel on the left, which caused many accidents.

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