Countries That Drive On The Right 2019

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:

Rank Flag Country Population 2019
1China1,433,783,686
2United States329,064,917
3Brazil211,049,527
4Nigeria200,963,599
5Russia145,872,256
6Mexico127,575,529
7Ethiopia112,078,730
8Philippines108,116,615
9Egypt100,388,073
10Vietnam96,462,106
11Germany83,517,045
12Turkey83,429,615
13Iran82,913,906
14France65,129,728
15Italy60,550,075
16Myanmar54,045,420
17South Korea51,225,308
18Colombia50,339,443
19Spain46,736,776
20Argentina44,780,677
21Ukraine43,993,638
22Algeria43,053,054
23Sudan42,813,238
24Iraq39,309,783
25Afghanistan38,041,754
26Poland37,887,768
27Canada37,411,047
28Morocco36,471,769
29Saudi Arabia34,268,528
30Uzbekistan32,981,716
31Peru32,510,453
32Angola31,825,295
33Ghana30,417,856
34Yemen29,161,922
35Venezuela28,515,829
36Madagascar26,969,307
37Cameroon25,876,380
38North Korea25,666,161
39Taiwan23,773,876
40Niger23,310,715
41Burkina Faso20,321,378
42Mali19,658,031
43Romania19,364,557
44Chile18,952,038
45Kazakhstan18,551,427
46Guatemala17,581,472
47Ecuador17,373,662
48Netherlands17,097,130
49Syria17,070,135
50Cambodia16,486,542
51Senegal16,296,364
52Chad15,946,876
53Somalia15,442,905
54Guinea12,771,246
55Rwanda12,626,950
56Benin11,801,151
57Tunisia11,694,719
58Belgium11,539,328
59Burundi11,530,580
60Bolivia11,513,100
61Cuba11,333,483
62Haiti11,263,077
63South Sudan11,062,113
64Dominican Republic10,738,958
65Czech Republic10,689,209
66Greece10,473,455
67Portugal10,226,187
68Jordan10,101,694
69Azerbaijan10,047,718
70Sweden10,036,379
71United Arab Emirates9,770,529
72Honduras9,746,117
73Hungary9,684,679
74Belarus9,452,411
75Tajikistan9,321,018
76Austria8,955,102
77Serbia8,772,235
78Switzerland8,591,365
79Israel8,519,377
80Togo8,082,366
81Sierra Leone7,813,215
82Laos7,169,455
83Paraguay7,044,636
84Bulgaria7,000,119
85Lebanon6,855,713
86Libya6,777,452
87Nicaragua6,545,502
88El Salvador6,453,553
89Kyrgyzstan6,415,850
90Turkmenistan5,942,089
91Denmark5,771,876
92Finland5,532,156
93Slovakia5,457,013
94Norway5,378,857
95Costa Rica5,047,561
96Palestine4,981,420
97Oman4,974,986
98Liberia4,937,374
99Central African Republic4,745,185
100Mauritania4,525,696
101Panama4,246,439
102Kuwait4,207,083
103Croatia4,130,304
104Moldova4,043,263
105Georgia3,996,765
106Eritrea3,497,117
107Uruguay3,461,734
108Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,000
109Mongolia3,225,167
110Armenia2,957,731
111Albania2,880,917
112Qatar2,832,067
113Lithuania2,759,627
114Gambia2,347,706
115Gabon2,172,579
116Slovenia2,078,654
117Guinea Bissau1,920,922
118Latvia1,906,743
119Bahrain1,641,172
120Equatorial Guinea1,355,986
121Estonia1,325,648
122Djibouti973,560
123Comoros850,886
124Montenegro627,987
125Luxembourg615,729
126Cape Verde549,935
127Belize390,353
128Iceland339,031
129Vanuatu299,882
130Sao Tome And Principe215,056
131Micronesia113,815
132Andorra77,142
133Marshall Islands58,791
134Monaco38,964
135Liechtenstein38,019
136San Marino33,860
137Palau18,008