Countries That Drive On The Left 2019

Throughout the world, countries observe either left-hand traffic (LHT) or right-hand traffic (RHT.) This designates what side of the road a driver will stay on. In LHT areas, drivers will stay to the left side of the road, while RHT areas require drivers to stay on the right side of the road.

There are 163 countries that drive on the right-hand side of the road. A total of 78 countries and territories The countries that drive on the left side of the road have about one-quarter of all of the roads in the world and about 35% of the world’s population.

In the early 20th century, over 100 cities drove on the left side of the road. However, 34 transitioned to RHT laws by 1986.

The nations that drive on the left-hand side of the road include (in alphabetical order):

Flag Name Area Population 2019 Growth Rate
India3,287,590 km²1,368,737,5131.08%
Indonesia1,904,569 km²269,536,4821.03%
Pakistan881,912 km²204,596,4421.88%
Bangladesh147,570 km²168,065,9201.02%
Japan377,930 km²126,854,745-0.26%
Thailand513,120 km²69,306,1600.18%
United Kingdom242,900 km²66,959,0160.58%
Tanzania945,087 km²60,913,5573.08%
South Africa1,221,037 km²58,065,0971.16%
Kenya580,367 km²52,214,7912.48%
Uganda241,550 km²45,711,8743.26%
Malaysia330,803 km²32,454,4551.29%
Mozambique801,590 km²31,408,8232.88%
Nepal147,181 km²29,942,0181.07%
Australia7,692,024 km²25,088,6361.28%
Sri Lanka65,610 km²21,018,8590.33%
Malawi118,484 km²19,718,7432.89%
Zambia752,612 km²18,137,3693.00%
Zimbabwe390,757 km²17,297,4952.27%
Papua New Guinea462,840 km²8,586,5252.00%
Hong Kong1,104 km²7,490,7760.83%
Singapore710 km²5,868,1041.32%
Ireland70,273 km²4,847,1390.90%
New Zealand270,467 km²4,792,4090.90%
Jamaica10,991 km²2,906,3390.26%
Namibia825,615 km²2,641,9962.09%
Botswana582,000 km²2,374,6361.78%
Lesotho30,355 km²2,292,6821.31%
Swaziland17,364 km²1,415,4141.73%
Trinidad And Tobago5,130 km²1,375,4430.21%
Mauritius2,040 km²1,271,3680.24%
Cyprus9,251 km²1,198,4270.79%
Fiji18,272 km²918,7570.71%
Bhutan38,394 km²826,2291.12%
Guyana214,969 km²786,5080.55%
Macau30 km²642,0901.53%
Solomon Islands28,896 km²635,2541.92%
Suriname163,820 km²573,0850.84%
Maldives300 km²451,7381.68%
Brunei5,765 km²439,3361.21%
Malta316 km²433,2450.27%
Bahamas13,943 km²403,0950.95%
Barbados430 km²287,0100.22%
Samoa2,842 km²198,9090.61%
Saint Lucia616 km²180,4540.44%
Kiribati811 km²120,4281.70%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines389 km²110,4880.26%
Tonga747 km²110,0410.95%
Grenada344 km²108,8250.45%
Antigua And Barbuda442 km²104,0841.00%
Seychelles452 km²95,7020.49%
Isle Of Man572 km²85,3690.63%
Dominica751 km²74,6790.50%
Cayman Islands264 km²63,1291.25%
Bermuda54 km²60,833-0.39%
Saint Kitts And Nevis261 km²56,3450.89%
Turks And Caicos Islands948 km²36,4611.38%
British Virgin Islands151 km²32,2061.54%
Cook Islands236 km²17,4620.29%
Anguilla91 km²15,1740.86%
Tuvalu26 km²11,3930.94%
Nauru21 km²11,260-0.46%
Montserrat102 km²5,2200.33%
Falkland Islands12,173 km²2,921-0.03%
Niue260 km²1,6280.25%
Tokelau12 km²1,3401.59%