Right- and left-hand traffic facts

Countries driving on the left or right
     Right-hand traffic      Left-hand traffic
Drive on left in australia
A sign on Australia's Great Ocean Road reminding foreign drivers to keep left.

The driving side of a road is the side on which traffic flows. Each country says whether traffic will keep on the right-hand or left-hand side of the road. This is sometimes called the rule of the road. This basic rule makes traffic move easier. It also reduces the risk of head-on collisions. Today about 66.1% of the world's people live in countries who drive on the right-hand. 33.9% live in countries that drive on the left-hand.

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