Driving direction: 1919 vs 2019
In 1919, 104 of the world’s territories were left-hand traffic and an equal number were right-hand traffic. From 1919 to 1986, 34 of the left-hand traffic territories switched to right-hand traffic.
From 1919 to 1986, 34 of the left-hand traffic territories shifted to right-hand traffic territories.
The driving directions for all nations and any changes that have happened in the past starting with Finland’s transition in 1858
Today right-hand traffic is practiced in 163 nations and territories, with the remaining 76 countries and territories using left-hand traffic.
Countries that practice left-hand traffic account for about a sixth of the world’s area and a quarter of its roads.