Right- and left-hand traffic

Right- and left-hand traffic

]] The terms right-hand traffic and left-hand traffic refer to regulations requiring all bidirectional traffic to keep either to the right or the left side of the road, respectively. This is so fundamental to traffic flow that it is sometimes referred to as the rule of the road. This basic rule eases traffic flow and reduces the risk of head-on collisions. Today, about 66.1% of the world’s people live in right-hand traffic countries and 33.9% in left-hand traffic countries.