A LHD car refers to a left-hand drive car. It is a car designed and configured with the driver’s seat positioned on the left-hand side of the car, with the controls and instruments oriented accordingly. In LHD cars, the driver operates the car from the left-hand side.
The arrangement of left-hand drive or right-hand drive (RHD) in a car depends on the country or region where the car is primarily used. In countries such as the United States, Canada, most European countries, and many others, left-hand drive is the standard configuration. This means that most cars manufactured and sold in these countries are designed with LHD.
In left-hand drive cars, the gearshift, handbrake, pedals, and other controls are positioned to the right of the driver, while the steering wheel is on the left-hand side. The driver’s seat is also typically positioned closer to the center of the road in LHD cars, allowing the driver to have better visibility of the oncoming traffic.
On the other hand, right-hand drive (RHD) cars have the driver’s seat positioned on the right-hand side, and the controls and instruments are oriented accordingly. RHD cars are the standard configuration in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, India, and others.
The choice between LHD and RHD cars is primarily determined by the driving regulations and conventions of a particular country or region. It is important for drivers to be familiar with the specific configuration of the car they are operating to ensure safe and comfortable driving.