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Left Driving History

The majority of the world's population uses the right lane in traffic. There are countries in the world where traffic flows both from the right and the left. The reason for the traffic flowing from the left is based on a very old history from the cars. Most people use their right hand. At that time, because of the risk of theft or attack, people wanted to keep their sword-holding hands comfortable. So they could fight comfortably with the defiant. Whether walking, on horseback, in a horse-drawn car, the sword had to be able to swing quickly against threats. According to the BBC, this habit was quite common outside the UK. It even dates back to ancient Greece and Rome.

It is said that the British began to prefer the left of the road in 1756. This is caused by problems and accidents at the London Bridge. Since then, all bridges and roads in England left on the left. It is also applied in all colonial countries.

A single Swedish in Europe was left insistent in traffic. In Sweden, in 1955, despite the fact that 82.9 percent of the public 'no' out of answer, the parliament passed the law in 1963, changing the flow of traffic from left to right.

List of Left Driving Countries

Country Name
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Bermuda
Bhutan
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Christmas Island
Cook Islands
Cyprus
Dominica
England
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Grenada
Guernsey
Guyana
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Macau
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Islands
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Suriname
Swaziland
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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Left Driving Countries