Confusion Abounds

Filling out a car insurance quote recently: ‘Is your car left- or right-hand drive?’

This question always stumps me. We drive on the left here in Blighty, my car is designed for UK driving, so surely it’s a left-hand drive? Nope. apparently it’s where the driver sits (as viewed from behind); it’s a right-hand drive car.

I also tend to get confused by ‘the inside lane’ on a motorway. Surely the inside lane is the one nearest the central reservation (aka median)… It is, after all, on the ‘inside’ of the road. Turns out though, that this is the outside lane; the inside is the one on the left.

Please comfort me by confirming I’m not the only one perpetually confused by definitions like these!