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Rules of the road

Rules of the road are quite different all around the world. Driving safely is usually easier if you can adapt to both written and unwritten local rules of the road.

Left or Right? The first rule to learn for a particular country is which side to drive on. This is so fundamental that it is sometimes known simply as the rule of the road.

Fewer countries drive on the left than on the right, so it is easier to list them:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island (Australia), Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, East Timor, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Grenada, Guernsey (Channel Islands), Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey (Channel Islands), Kenya, Kiribati, Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia), Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island (Australia), Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands (Britain), Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau (New Zealand), Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US), Zambia, Zimbabwe

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