Countries That Drive On The Left 2021

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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 on 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 drive on the left. About one-quarter of all of the world's roads and about 35% of the world's population drive on the road's left side.

In the early 20th century, over 100 cities drove on the left side of the road. However, 34 transitioned to RHT laws by 1986. Below are all countries that drive on the left side of the road, many of which are British Commonwealth countries.

Countries That Drive On The Left 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
India1,393,409,038
Indonesia276,361,783
Pakistan225,199,937
Bangladesh166,303,498
Japan126,050,804
Thailand69,950,850
United Kingdom68,207,116
Tanzania61,498,437
South Africa60,041,994
Kenya54,985,698
Uganda47,123,531
Malaysia32,776,194
Mozambique32,163,047
Nepal29,674,920
Australia25,788,215
Sri Lanka21,497,310
Malawi19,647,684
Zambia18,920,651
Zimbabwe15,092,171
Papua New Guinea9,119,010
Hong Kong7,552,810
Singapore5,896,686
Ireland4,982,907
New Zealand4,860,643
Jamaica2,973,463
Namibia2,587,344
Botswana2,397,241
Lesotho2,159,079
Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
Timor Leste1,343,873
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Eswatini1,172,362
Fiji902,906
Guyana790,326
Bhutan779,898
Solomon Islands703,996
Macau658,394
Suriname591,800
Maldives543,617
Malta442,784
Brunei441,532
Bahamas396,913
Barbados287,711
Samoa200,149
Saint Lucia184,400
Kiribati121,392
Grenada113,021
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
Tonga106,760
United States Virgin Islands104,226
Seychelles98,908
Antigua And Barbuda98,731
Isle Of Man85,410
Dominica72,167
Cayman Islands66,497
Bermuda62,090
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
Turks And Caicos Islands39,231
British Virgin Islands30,421
Cook Islands17,565
Anguilla15,117
Tuvalu11,931
Nauru10,876
Montserrat4,977
Falkland Islands3,533
Niue1,619
Tokelau1,373

Countries That Drive On The Left 2021