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
1India1,393,409,038
2Indonesia276,361,783
3Pakistan225,199,937
4Bangladesh166,303,498
5Japan126,050,804
6Thailand69,950,850
7United Kingdom68,207,116
8Tanzania61,498,437
9South Africa60,041,994
10Kenya54,985,698
11Uganda47,123,531
12Malaysia32,776,194
13Mozambique32,163,047
14Nepal29,674,920
15Australia25,788,215
16Sri Lanka21,497,310
17Malawi19,647,684
18Zambia18,920,651
19Zimbabwe15,092,171
20Papua New Guinea9,119,010
21Hong Kong7,552,810
22Singapore5,896,686
23Ireland4,982,907
24New Zealand4,860,643
25Jamaica2,973,463
26Namibia2,587,344
27Botswana2,397,241
28Lesotho2,159,079
29Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
30Timor Leste1,343,873
31Mauritius1,273,433
32Cyprus1,215,584
33Swaziland1,172,362
34Fiji902,906
35Guyana790,326
36Bhutan779,898
37Solomon Islands703,996
38Macau658,394
39Suriname591,800
40Maldives543,617
41Malta442,784
42Brunei441,532
43Bahamas396,913
44Barbados287,711
45Samoa200,149
46Saint Lucia184,400
47Kiribati121,392
48Grenada113,021
49Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
50Tonga106,760
51United States Virgin Islands104,226
52Seychelles98,908
53Antigua And Barbuda98,731
54Isle Of Man85,410
55Dominica72,167
56Cayman Islands66,497
57Bermuda62,090
58Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
59Turks And Caicos Islands39,231
60British Virgin Islands30,421
61Cook Islands17,565
62Anguilla15,117
63Tuvalu11,931
64Nauru10,876
65Montserrat4,977
66Falkland Islands3,533
67Niue1,619
68Tokelau1,373

Countries That Drive On The Left 2021