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Countries that drive on the left

A list of countries that drive on the left hand side of the road, and usually have the steering wheel on the right side of the car. All other countries drive on the right. Most of the countries that drive on the left do so because they were former colonies of the British Empire, many countries who drive on the right were under the control the French.

There is a lot of debate about the origins of either keeping left or right on roads, but the main reason for choosing one side or the other is to give the driver of a wide load the best vantage point possible when passing another vehicle. Many factors contribute to which side is favoured for example keeping left allows a riders sword arm to be free, or keep right for ease of whipping horses. So in a given country the particular historical factors at the time dictated which side of the road people tended to travel on.

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Country
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bophuthatswana
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Ciskei
Cyprus
Dominica
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Lesotho
Macau
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Seychelles
Sikkim
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Kitts & Nevis
St. Helena
St. Lucia
Surinam
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Uganda
United Kingdom
US Virgin Islands
Venda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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