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):

Rank Flag Country Population 2019
1India1,366,417,754
2Indonesia270,625,568
3Pakistan216,565,318
4Bangladesh163,046,161
5Japan126,860,301
6Thailand69,625,582
7United Kingdom67,530,172
8South Africa58,558,270
9Tanzania58,005,463
10Kenya52,573,973
11Uganda44,269,594
12Malaysia31,949,777
13Mozambique30,366,036
14Nepal28,608,710
15Australia25,203,198
16Sri Lanka21,323,733
17Malawi18,628,747
18Zambia17,861,030
19Zimbabwe14,645,468
20Papua New Guinea8,776,109
21Hong Kong7,436,154
22Singapore5,804,337
23Ireland4,882,495
24New Zealand4,783,063
25Jamaica2,948,279
26Namibia2,494,530
27Botswana2,303,697
28Lesotho2,125,268
29Trinidad And Tobago1,394,973
30Timor Leste1,293,119
31Mauritius1,269,668
32Cyprus1,198,575
33Fiji889,953
34Guyana782,766
35Bhutan763,092
36Solomon Islands669,823
37Macau640,445
38Suriname581,372
39Maldives530,953
40Malta440,372
41Brunei433,285
42Bahamas389,482
43Barbados287,025
44Samoa197,097
45Saint Lucia182,790
46Kiribati117,606
47Grenada112,003
48Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,589
49Tonga104,494
50Seychelles97,739
51Antigua And Barbuda97,118
52Isle Of Man84,584
53Dominica71,808
54Cayman Islands64,948
55Bermuda62,506
56Saint Kitts And Nevis52,823
57Turks And Caicos Islands38,191
58British Virgin Islands30,030
59Cook Islands17,548
60Anguilla14,869
61Tuvalu11,646
62Nauru10,756
63Montserrat4,989
64Falkland Islands3,377
65Niue1,615
66Tokelau1,340