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Old 11-11-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by stoke View Post
A slight drift to the right is common in all cars, I think it might actually be a government regulation. I've heard the reason is so if you fall asleep or are otherwise disabled, you won't drift into oncoming traffic and instead crash on the shoulder.
If this would be real, I'd say it is the dumbest thing I ever heard. Not implying that you are dumb, but the government regulation !! Don't get me wrong, please.
The reasoning behind it is not valid. A car should steer straight, without drifts. The road itself is the one that, by its design and alignement, will guide the car to the right or to the left when the car is not controlled anymore. This is why, if you let go the wheel on a straight line, you'll feel the car drifting to the right side of the road (depending on the speed, of course).

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