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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.