Tech

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

Business Insider US

  • 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:

Receive a single WhatsApp every morning with all our latest news: click here.

Also from Business Insider South Africa:

Rand - Dollar
16.99
-0.7%
Rand - Pound
20.08
+0.2%
Rand - Euro
17.07
-0.3%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.68
-0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.12
+0.1%
Gold
1,750.16
-0.5%
Silver
19.24
-1.6%
Palladium
2,136.00
-1.0%
Platinum
903.00
-1.2%
Brent Crude
96.59
+3.0%
Top 40
63,583
-0.9%
All Share
70,329
-1.0%
Resource 10
62,637
-2.0%
Industrial 25
86,713
-0.2%
Financial 15
15,960
-1.5%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo