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View Poll Results: LH or RH????? - u a lefty or a righty???
left handed/LH/lefty 13 15.12%
right handed/RH/righty 73 84.88%
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Old 10th July 2005, 08:31   #46
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Right handed but I can write with my left too (learnt it after I fractured my right hand during exam time in school).
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Old 10th July 2005, 11:44   #47
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i am a lefty but i play all the sports with my right hand,wear my watch on my right hand too.
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Old 10th July 2005, 21:55   #48
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Right all the way!!

My left hand is kinda weak compared to my right hand, after a fracture when I was a kid.

Same here Had a fracture last year also ( after the first one during childhood) ... And I thought it was only me who felt this way.
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Old 25th February 2009, 11:16   #49
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Chanced upon this. I am a full blooded lefty. My right hand is pretty weak in comparison. I am also a right-brain dominant person as per this test. So I think this completes the picture for my left-handedness, as the right brain is supposed to be in charge of the left side of the body.

With respect to driving, I think being left handed has its advantages, at least right-hand drive countries like in India. This is especially true when you are driving something like an Amby or similar old/heavy vehicles, where you need some force to change the gear! . But driving an Automatic car is a big let down as the left hand is mostly jobless and the left foot is completely idle.

There was a study in US where it was reported that left handed people are more prone to accidents as they tend to swerve the car into the left oncoming lane in case of some sudden incident. However I think the same aspect makes it safer to drive in countries like India, even though the "keep left" rule here is used more to keep the oncoming traffic "on its left" rather than themselves!
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....There was a study in US where it was reported that left handed people are more prone to accidents as they tend to swerve the car into the left oncoming lane in case of some sudden incident. ...
Very interesting point there vasoo. The "pull-steering-down" type swerve seems easier to do than the "push-steering-up", but i had never related this to the difference in outcome when the person is left-handed or right-handed!

Is there a study that shows a higher number of ambidextrous people having head on collisions ?

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Old 25th February 2009, 14:14   #51
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Very interesting point there vasoo. The "pull-steering-down" type swerve seems easier to do than the "push-steering-up", but i had never related this to the difference in outcome when the person is left-handed or right-handed!

Is there a study that shows a higher number of ambidextrous people having head on collisions ?

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Actually ambidextrous guys may be ambivalent also! So yes, that's a possibility.

The reason why I mentioned my point about "driving in a right hand world" was this Jeremy Clarkson review of BMW 7 series. Very interesting read.
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Right handed. The poll results surprise me, stats say that only 4 per cent people are lefties. This poll is showing the number to be 12 per cent.

Left hand thing reminds me of a pal from engineering days who used to say, "left is right!".
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Old 25th February 2009, 17:23   #53
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Left all the way, for me, except for that one morning ritual .
(sorry, if found to be offensive to anyone).

On a serious note, unsure of how/why i took the "left" turn early in life, hehe.
While at school, it was simply impossible for me to write numericals like 2, 7, etc, or even the right marking, which were almost always written in reverse.

Anyways, happy that i made it so far in life, and thanks to the keyboard, it really doesn't matter for me anymore, hehe.
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Old 26th February 2009, 15:12   #54
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Noticed an interesting point- Almost all Lefty's eat with their right hand
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