Countries That Drive On The Left

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 2018 Growth Rate
India3,287,590 km²1,354,051,8541.11%
Indonesia1,904,569 km²266,794,9801.06%
Pakistan881,912 km²200,813,8181.93%
Bangladesh147,570 km²166,368,1491.03%
Japan377,930 km²127,185,332-0.23%
Thailand513,120 km²69,183,1730.21%
United Kingdom242,900 km²66,573,5040.59%
Tanzania945,087 km²59,091,3923.11%
South Africa1,221,037 km²57,398,4211.20%
Kenya580,367 km²50,950,8792.52%
Uganda241,550 km²44,270,5633.28%
Malaysia330,803 km²32,042,4581.32%
Mozambique801,590 km²30,528,6732.90%
Nepal147,181 km²29,624,0351.09%
Australia7,692,024 km²24,772,2471.32%
Sri Lanka65,610 km²20,950,0410.35%
Malawi118,484 km²19,164,7282.91%
Zambia752,612 km²17,609,1783.01%
Zimbabwe390,757 km²16,913,2612.32%
Papua New Guinea462,840 km²8,418,3462.03%
Hong Kong1,104 km²7,428,8870.87%
Singapore710 km²5,791,9011.45%
Ireland70,273 km²4,803,7480.88%
New Zealand270,467 km²4,749,5980.93%
Jamaica10,991 km²2,898,6770.29%
Namibia825,615 km²2,587,8012.13%
Botswana582,000 km²2,333,2011.81%
Lesotho30,355 km²2,263,0101.33%
Swaziland17,364 km²1,391,3851.76%
Trinidad And Tobago5,130 km²1,372,5980.25%
Mauritius2,040 km²1,268,3150.25%
Cyprus9,251 km²1,189,0850.81%
Fiji18,272 km²912,2410.74%
Bhutan38,394 km²817,0541.17%
Guyana214,969 km²782,2250.56%
Macau30 km²632,4181.58%
Solomon Islands28,896 km²623,2811.95%
Suriname163,820 km²568,3010.87%
Maldives300 km²444,2591.82%
Brunei5,765 km²434,0761.25%
Malta316 km²432,0890.29%
Bahamas13,943 km²399,2850.99%
Barbados430 km²286,3880.23%
Samoa2,842 km²197,6950.64%
Saint Lucia616 km²179,6670.46%
Kiribati811 km²118,4141.73%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines389 km²110,2000.28%
Tonga747 km²109,0080.91%
Grenada344 km²108,3390.48%
Antigua And Barbuda442 km²103,0501.02%
Seychelles452 km²95,2350.53%
Isle Of Man572 km²84,8310.65%
Dominica751 km²74,3080.52%
Cayman Islands264 km²62,3481.28%
Bermuda54 km²61,070-0.45%
Saint Kitts And Nevis261 km²55,8500.91%
Turks And Caicos Islands948 km²35,9631.46%
British Virgin Islands151 km²31,7191.68%
Cook Islands236 km²17,4110.18%
Anguilla91 km²15,0450.91%
Nauru21 km²11,312-0.41%
Tuvalu26 km²11,2870.85%
Montserrat102 km²5,2030.50%
Falkland Islands12,173 km²2,9220.41%
Niue260 km²1,6240.37%
Tokelau12 km²1,3191.46%