driving customs

Right-Hand/Left-Hand
Driving Customs
(mostly the change from Left to Right)


Below is a checklist of right-hand/left-hand driving custom postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the author using the e-mail address at the bottom of this page.


CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Right-hand/Left-hand driving customs
Germany (West)1061 (Mi666)1971drive at right1
Ghana530 (Mi572)1974change to right-hand driving, 1974-08-04: traffic circle
Ghana531 (Mi573)change to right-hand driving, 1974-08-04: traffic sign, two-way traffic
Ghana532 (Mi574)change to right-hand driving, 1974-08-04: change to right-hand drive
Ghana533 (Mi575)change to right-hand driving, 1974-08-04: warning hands sign
Ghana534 (Mi576)change to right-hand driving, 1974-08-04: hands and car symbolic change
Iceland397 (Mi419)1968introduction of right-hand driving, 1968-05-26
Iceland398 (Mi420)
Nigeria280 (Mi262)1972introduction of right-hand driving, 1972-04-02: arrows, traffic
Nigeria281 (Mi263)introduction of right-hand driving, 1972-04-02: arrows, traffic circle
Nigeria282 (Mi264)introduction of right-hand driving, 1972-04-02: arrows, car, truck, road
Nigeria283 (Mi265)introduction of right-hand driving, 1972-04-02: arrows, intersection, lights
Sierra Leone415 (Mi527)1971right-hand traffic changeover, 1971-03-01: traffic pattern
Sierra LeoneC131 (Mi528)
Sweden733 (Mi588)1967introduction of right-hand driving, 1967-09-03: as seen through windshield
Sweden734 (Mi589)
Sweden735 (Mi588C)
Sweden736 (Mi589C)
Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)174 (Mi192)1977traffic change to right side of road, 1977-01-01: traffic policemen
Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)175 (Mi193)
Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)176 (Mi194)
Yemen (People's Democratic Republic)177 (Mi195)

1This item is only indirectly about the custom of right-hand-driving. Rather, it's about slower traffic keeping to the right to allow faster traffic to use the left lane(s).


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