Have the rules of the road changed? Or are they just not teaching people properly anymore?
When I was learning to drive, the golden rule drummed into my head by my instructor was "keep left". Nowhere was this impressed upon me more than when it came to turning right - "always remember the golden rule - keep to the left unless directed otherwise" - meaning that you should always pass a car offside to offside (i.e. go around the back of it, not across the front.
I don't drive a lot of miles these days - but when I do I am amazed how few people seem to apply this golden rule anymore. I narrowly avoided an accident yesterday when I was approaching a right hand turn as someone coming the other way was doing the same - both of us with our indicators flashing away. She suddenly swung the front of her car across in front of me forcing me to brake very sharply.
Being a warm day I had the air-con going and the windows closed - but managed to convey my annoyance none the less. All she could do was gesticulate that she was turning right - which I already knew from her indicator - and seemed completely unaware of the "golden rule". It also meant that she could not see past my car nor I past hers - so I sat and waited till she moved, while she gradually inched into the traffic to try and see past me - almost causing another accident!
The offside rule in football is complex, but in driving it is simple. Unless directed otherwise by signs, lines or a policeman you should always pass offside to offside when turning right (and just in case you're not sure which is the offside - it's the side furthest from the kerb and the side you sit on).