Left? Right? How do you call a right-/left-hand drive car?

left or right hand drive - image of both hands holding the steering wheel
@joizee (502)
Philippines
April 29, 2013 9:58pm CST
I just had a discussion with being a right-hand drive and left-hand drive car. He said it is where the steering wheel is. But I checked the Internet, it said it's where your other hand is with the gears shifting mechanism. Which is really which? Or are they both true? *mind-boggled*
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@owlwings (39593)
• Cambridge, England
30 Apr 13
A right-hand drive car is a car where the driver's position is on the right of the car (intended for countries where cars drive on the left side of the road). The opposite, of course, holds for cars made for countries where one drives on the right side of the road. This article should explain it: http://www.ehow.com/facts_6872337_difference-between-right_-left_hand-drive.html
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@joizee (502)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Thanks! I got confused with WikiAnswer's answer that it is more on where your hand is placed in the steering and gear. Thanks a lot! :)
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
30 Apr 13
if the steering wheel is on the left, the driver uses the right hand for the gear. if the steering wheel is on the right, the driver will use the left for the gear. i guess both statements are right.