That is the correct driving position for England and Australia.
The illustration does not fit. To pick up a stranger in a car can be dangerous, as they could physically attack you when no one is around to assist, such as with a knife or gun. Talking to a stranger in a pub, at a supermarket, or going preaching, is safer as there are other people around. The internet is incomparably safer than inviting a stranger alone into a car, and far safer than talking to a stranger whilst preaching. It only becomes unsafe if you arrange to meet them without proper precaution.
The Watchtower needs to stop sensationalising things and just stick to teaching useful information, such as avoiding the dangers of meeting a stranger introduced to off the internet, or revealing personal information.