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):
- Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia
- Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei
- Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Cyprus
- East Timor
- Falkland Islands, Fiji
- Grenada, Guernsey, Guyana
- Hong Kong
- India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man
- Jamaica, Japan, Jersey
- Kenya, Kiribati
- Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique
- Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue
- Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands
- Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland
- Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu
- Uganda, United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Zambia, Zimbabwe