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 Population 2019 Area Growth Rate
India1,366,417,7543,287,590 km²1.02%
Indonesia270,625,5681,904,569 km²1.10%
Pakistan216,565,318881,912 km²2.04%
Bangladesh163,046,161147,570 km²1.03%
Japan126,860,301377,930 km²-0.27%
Thailand69,625,582513,120 km²0.28%
United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²0.58%
South Africa58,558,2701,221,037 km²1.33%
Tanzania58,005,463945,087 km²3.00%
Kenya52,573,973580,367 km²2.30%
Uganda44,269,594241,550 km²3.61%
Malaysia31,949,777330,803 km²1.34%
Mozambique30,366,036801,590 km²2.95%
Nepal28,608,710147,181 km²1.83%
Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²1.23%
Sri Lanka21,323,73365,610 km²0.45%
Malawi18,628,747118,484 km²2.68%
Zambia17,861,030752,612 km²2.94%
Zimbabwe14,645,468390,757 km²1.43%
Papua New Guinea8,776,109462,840 km²1.97%
Hong Kong7,436,1541,104 km²0.87%
Singapore5,804,337710 km²0.81%
Ireland4,882,49570,273 km²1.32%
New Zealand4,783,063270,467 km²0.84%
Jamaica2,948,27910,991 km²0.46%
Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²1.89%
Botswana2,303,697582,000 km²2.20%
Lesotho2,125,26830,355 km²0.80%
Trinidad And Tobago1,394,9735,130 km²0.37%
Mauritius1,269,6682,040 km²0.20%
Cyprus1,198,5759,251 km²0.78%
Swaziland1,148,13017,364 km²1.04%
Fiji889,95318,272 km²0.73%
Guyana782,766214,969 km²0.48%
Bhutan763,09238,394 km²1.15%
Solomon Islands669,82328,896 km²2.60%
Macau640,44530 km²1.39%
Suriname581,372163,820 km²0.93%
Maldives530,953300 km²2.96%
Malta440,372316 km²0.26%
Brunei433,2855,765 km²1.01%
Bahamas389,48213,943 km²1.00%
Barbados287,025430 km²0.13%
Samoa197,0972,842 km²0.49%
Saint Lucia182,790616 km²0.50%
Kiribati117,606811 km²1.52%
Grenada112,003344 km²0.49%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,589389 km²0.34%
Tonga104,494747 km²1.26%
Seychelles97,739452 km²0.66%
Antigua And Barbuda97,118442 km²0.86%
Isle Of Man84,584572 km²0.60%
Dominica71,808751 km²0.26%
Cayman Islands64,948264 km²1.21%
Bermuda62,50654 km²-0.40%
Saint Kitts And Nevis52,823261 km²0.73%
Turks And Caicos Islands38,191948 km²1.40%
British Virgin Islands30,030151 km²0.77%
Cook Islands17,548236 km²0.17%
Anguilla14,86991 km²0.94%
Tuvalu11,64626 km²1.20%
Nauru10,75621 km²0.81%
Montserrat4,989102 km²-0.08%
Falkland Islands3,37712,173 km²4.42%
Niue1,615260 km²-0.31%
Tokelau1,34012 km²1.59%