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14 African Countries Where Drivers Use The Left Lane

Only 76 countries and territories in the world adhere to the "keep left" regulation. In Africa most of them lay on the lower half of the continent. The Left hand drive (LHD) traffic rule occurs in countries that were formally British colonies including Australia and New Zealand. Only four countries in Europe still drive on the left and they are all islands. They consists of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Malta and Cyprus. About 14 countries in Africa practice this rule on their roads in bidirectional traffic.

1. Tanzania

2. Uganda

3. Kenya

4. South Africa

5. Zimbabwe

6. Lesotho

7. Botswana

8. Malawi

9. Zambia

10. Mauritius

11. Seychelles

12. Mozambique

13. Namibia

14. Swaziland

This disparity makes it a problem while crossing borders into countries where drivers keep to the right. For example in Ethiopia (where drivers keep to the right) have to switch to the left lane while crossing the border to Kenya. This side used by drivers also affects the location of the steering wheel since normal driver's seat should be on the side of the road's centerline. For reason, several countries including Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo banned the importation of right hand cars.

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