Somaliland authority on Thursday restricted imports of right hand drive vehicles in a bid to improve road safety and curb speed demons in Somaliland roads. The decision to impose ban on right hand drive used vehicles was reached during ministerial meeting. The right hand drive used vehicles imported mainly from Japan violates traffic rules in Somaliland. There are about 8, 628 right hand drive used cars that have been imported to Somaliland from overseas for the last ten months in 2020. The government fears that if the trend continues at the current pace, the country would be forced to shift to left-hand traffic that would entail a series of huge issues. Right hand drive vehicles are blamed for the increase of traffic accidents across Somaliland.