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The Quran mentions some lawful and unlawful things which we cannot make unlawful or lawful.
We are not removing Allah from the equation of only Him making things permissible or not, but what is not in the Quran is up to society to declare what can and cannot be lawfully undertaken, eg your quote which side of the road to drive is right side in some countries but unlawful in others, they drive on left. All this is done according to 'islamic' principles for the betterment of society.
96:9 Have you seen the kind of man who forbids
96:10 A servant when he follows the Divine Commands?
96:11 Have you considered if such a person is on the road of guidance?
96:12 Or his affairs are leading him to security?
96:13 Do you see him denying the truth and turning away from all that is good?
96:14 Does he not know that God sees everything?
96:15 Let him beware! If he does not desist, We will seize him by the forelock (to a state of humiliation). [Forelock, pointing to the frontal lobes of the brain, indicates all cognitive abilities. 11:56]
96:16 A forelock that is given to denial and committing fault upon fault.
96:17 Let him, then, call upon his advisory council.
96:18 We shall summon the apprehending forces.
96:19 Nay, never be intimidated by a man like this! But humble yourself in adoration to Divine Commands, and let every step of yours bring you closer (to your Lord).