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Old March 10th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #41
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Old March 11th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #42
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Is there any particular reason for which Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony, drives on the left? (same as Macao).
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Old March 11th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #43
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Influence by former British neighboring colonies? South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania all drive on the left.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 04:25 PM   #44
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Influence by former British neighboring colonies? South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania all drive on the left.
Indeed. It just makes sense if you're bordered by six other countries, all of which drive on the left, to do the same. By extension, Mozambique also now participates in the Commonwealth Games despite never having been British territory.

In contrast, Thailand also drives on the left despite being surrounded by countries (except Malaysia) that drive on the right!
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Old March 17th, 2017, 04:42 AM   #45
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Is there any particular reason for which Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony, drives on the left? (same as Macao).
Portugal used to drive on the left too, until the 1920s. As now, Mozambique was surrounded by countries that drove on the left so it stayed driving on the left. I think that China drove on the left then too, which is why Macau stayed on the left. Other Portuguese colonies, not being surrounded by countries who drove on the left switched at the same time as Portugal.
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