Why do some cars have the indicator stalk on the opposite side of the steering wheel?

In your opinion, which is the ‘opposite side’? For me, and most of the Australian population, that would be the left-hand side.

source: caradvice.com.au

If like me you have lived in Australia your whole life and are familiar with mainly domestic or Japanese manufactured cars like Holden, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru or Nissan you may not…