Countries That Drive On The Right 2020

If you live in the United States, it’s not uncommon to drive on the right side of the road. However, did you know that there are several nations that do not drive on the right side of the road? In fact, there are 78 countries and territories that observe LHT, or left-hand traffic. This means that all drivers drive on the left side of the road.

However, more nations and territories observe RHT – or right-hand traffic – which means that all drivers drive on the right side of the road. In fact, about 65% of people drive on the right. Approximately three-quarters of the roads in the world use RHT. A total of 163 countries and territories drive on the right.

This hasn’t always been true. In fact, in the early 1900s, the number of nations and territories that drove on the right was equal to the number of nations and territories that drove on the left. Beginning in 1919, more nations switched to RHT.

As of November 2018, there are 163 countries and nations that drive on the right side of the road. In alphabetical order, those nations are:

Country Population 2019
Afghanistan38,041,754
Albania2,880,917
Algeria43,053,054
Andorra77,142
Angola31,825,295
Argentina44,780,677
Armenia2,957,731
Austria8,955,102
Azerbaijan10,047,718
Bahrain1,641,172
Belarus9,452,411
Belgium11,539,328
Belize390,353
Benin11,801,151
Bolivia11,513,100
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,000
Brazil211,049,527
Bulgaria7,000,119
Burkina Faso20,321,378
Burundi11,530,580
Cambodia16,486,542
Cameroon25,876,380
Canada37,411,047
Cape Verde549,935
Central African Republic4,745,185
Chad15,946,876
Chile18,952,038
China1,433,783,686
Colombia50,339,443
Comoros850,886
Costa Rica5,047,561
Croatia4,130,304
Cuba11,333,483
Czech Republic10,689,209
Denmark5,771,876
Djibouti973,560
Dominican Republic10,738,958
Ecuador17,373,662
Egypt100,388,073
El Salvador6,453,553
Equatorial Guinea1,355,986
Eritrea3,497,117
Estonia1,325,648
Ethiopia112,078,730
Finland5,532,156
France65,129,728
Gabon2,172,579
Gambia2,347,706
Georgia3,996,765
Germany83,517,045
Ghana30,417,856
Greece10,473,455
Guatemala17,581,472
Guinea12,771,246
Guinea Bissau1,920,922
Haiti11,263,077
Honduras9,746,117
Hungary9,684,679
Iceland339,031
Iran82,913,906
Iraq39,309,783
Israel8,519,377
Italy60,550,075
Jordan10,101,694
Kazakhstan18,551,427
Kuwait4,207,083
Kyrgyzstan6,415,850
Laos7,169,455
Latvia1,906,743
Lebanon6,855,713
Liberia4,937,374
Libya6,777,452
Liechtenstein38,019
Lithuania2,759,627
Luxembourg615,729
Madagascar26,969,307
Mali19,658,031
Marshall Islands58,791
Mauritania4,525,696
Mexico127,575,529
Micronesia113,815
Moldova4,043,263
Monaco38,964
Mongolia3,225,167
Montenegro627,987
Morocco36,471,769
Myanmar54,045,420
Netherlands17,097,130
Nicaragua6,545,502
Niger23,310,715
Nigeria200,963,599
North Korea25,666,161
Norway5,378,857
Oman4,974,986
Palau18,008
Palestine4,981,420
Panama4,246,439
Paraguay7,044,636
Peru32,510,453
Philippines108,116,615
Poland37,887,768
Portugal10,226,187
Qatar2,832,067
Romania19,364,557
Russia145,872,256
Rwanda12,626,950
San Marino33,860
Sao Tome And Principe215,056
Saudi Arabia34,268,528
Senegal16,296,364
Serbia8,772,235
Sierra Leone7,813,215
Slovakia5,457,013
Slovenia2,078,654
Somalia15,442,905
South Korea51,225,308
South Sudan11,062,113
Spain46,736,776
Sudan42,813,238
Sweden10,036,379
Switzerland8,591,365
Syria17,070,135
Taiwan23,773,876
Tajikistan9,321,018
Togo8,082,366
Tunisia11,694,719
Turkey83,429,615
Turkmenistan5,942,089
Ukraine43,993,638
United Arab Emirates9,770,529
United States329,064,917
Uruguay3,461,734
Uzbekistan32,981,716
Vanuatu299,882
Venezuela28,515,829
Vietnam96,462,106
Yemen29,161,922