Middle of the road
Posted by Bluebaron on December 09, 1999
Another variation on the theme dates back to a couple of scenarios: one being that keeping your horse (and or wagon)in the middle of the road lessened the possibility of tripping, falling or losing a load if passing near the side of the road which often was not at the same level (usually lower)as the road bed; another having a greater margin of safety from highwaymen. Being near the middle of the road allowed the rider/walker a little more time to spot danger, or to escape.
- Middle of the road LCC 12/10/99