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World Driving Information

A guide to driving around the world

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With 30% of countries driving on the left-hand side of the road and 70% on the right-hand side of the road, knowing the correct side is essential when driving overseas

The country’s history often determines the side of the road and direction of the traffic. If a country is next to or is a former British colony, drivers will likely drive on the left-hand side of the road, whereas all other countries will usually drive on the right-hand side.

The side of the road you drive on has practical applications in terms of organising and ensure the free-flowing movement of both ongoing and oncoming traffic.



   Click on a specific country to find out more about which side of the road drivers are required to drive on. As a quick guide, yellow on the map indicates the left and red means the right



Below each image (left and right side) are the flags for the countries that drive on that respective side. To view any particular country profile, click on the flag which will take you directly to the country’s profile page within the Gayther site

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You can quickly sort, filter and search the data within any table. To sort the columns into ascending or descending order, click on the heading. If you wish to filter, check the relevant tick box or enter a keyword into the filter box found below the available heading. If you want to learn more about any individual country, click on the country name which will take you directly to the country’s profile page within the Gayther site

To access the driving information table, click below to expand or close

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Disclaimer: The information displayed within this page is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute advice. It is essential that before travelling that you independently establish information relating specifically to your own requirements and circumstances. Though we endeavour to keep all information across the site updated we do not provide any guarantees to the accuracy and completeness of any information displayed. This page may contain external links to third party websites, Gayther provides these links for your convenience and does not endorse, warrant or recommend any particular products or services. By clicking on any external links, you will leave Gayther and be taken to the third-party website, which you do so at your own risk and by accessing the site, you will be required to comply with the external third party’s terms and conditions of use and privacy policies

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