Only about 30% of the world's population drives on the left side of the road

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  • It's important to know for travelers which side of the road each country drives on.
  • There are 163 countries and territories that drive on the right and 76 that drive on the left.

Knowing which side of the road people drive on is important for anyone who's thinking about using a vehicle in a foreign country.

There are 163 countries and territories that drive on the right side of the road, while 76 of them drive on the left.

Many of the countries that drive on the left - making up about 30% of the world's population - are former British colonies, including ones in Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Oceania.

Here's a graphic showing which side of the road each country drives on, followed by a full list below:

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Countries and territories that drive on the left

Anguilla
Antigua
Australia
The Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados

Bermuda
Bhutan
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Cook Islands
Cyprus
Dominica
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Macao
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Nieu Island
Norfolk Island
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Island
St Helena
St Kitts-Nevits (-Anguilla)
St Lucia
St Vincent
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Surinam
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Tokelau Islands
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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