This is an interesting point indeed!
As the "Dutch" tradionally have been driving on the right-side of the
road, it could be possible that the "East-Indies" changed their
traffic-laws only AFTER the Dutch had been kicked-out by the
Japanese; so during-, or-after WWII!...
(On the Dutch-islands in the Caribean: Curacau, Bonaire, Aruba etc. (
what is left from the "West-Indies"), they still are driving on the
(Btw. New-chosen Mr. Prime-Minister Balkenende: Couldn't You make the
gesture to give them back immediately to their OWN-PEOPLE,
--- In imperialrome2@..., me-in-@d... wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From : jachthondus <no_reply@...>
> Date : 30 May 2003 23:44:42
> >You may have read my messages about the Dutch-Empire of the East-
> >Indies; And guess what?: They are still driving on the left-side
> >the road...
> >I really have no clue WHY?... Did they change after 1948?...
> >Greetings to You, from Jach.
> Hallo Jach. Was Holland driving on the Left when it ran them maybe?
Or, more, likely, weren't they under Japanese and then Australian
rule because of WW2, and both of those drive on the left? We changed
to the right during the Occupation (not that thre was much to drive
or to drive it with!) but changed back again afterwards.
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