|Keep to the Right! Now if you are going to move armies
numbering hundreds of thousands of soldiers at a time, travel can become a real problem.
The turnpikes of the eighteenth century were less then adequate for almost any form
of transportation. But, Napoleon needed to move his forces quickly and even a small
saving, could mean the advantage in battles. He
|The idea swept the world so that
for almost every where you go, vehicles travelling on roads and streets, keep to
the right hand side, so that traffic can flow quickly, safely and smoothly along.
Even pedestrians have found it is a good idea and sidewalks usually will have people
making their way along the right hand side.
So how come this concept did not catch on in Tisdale? Bicyclists, children, adults enjoy complete and utter freedom. If it weren't for the pot holes, cyclist and motor vehicle accidents would be the leading cause of death in the community. If there is a two wheel driver in your household take the time to teach that person their left from their right and encourage navigation on the right hand side of all thoroughfares. Pedestrians walk on roadways facing the traffic (left hand side) so they can step off the roadway to avoid being hit. Cyclists do not stop and move off the road when meeting cars, but tend to push right along on the left or centre of the road.