When I was little, I was taught in school the way to cross the road is by looking your left first, then your right, then to your left again.
I didn't know that was the case also in Malaysia. I came upon twice in the radio, yesterday and today, when the DJs said to look left, right and then left again which left me puzzled. Malaysia is left hand traffic (as opposed to the US right hand traffic) so why would you look to your left twice, when the car coming from the right is approaching you faster??
What me thinks is that this is just another foolish and at face value acceptance of things in the western world. sigh..