Within Star Wars, it has been shown that motorways exist for landspeeders and other hovercraft as seen in Episode II:

Although the vehicles that are seen in the film are all left-hand drive, there is no shot or scene where traffic is traveling in opposite directions making it hard to identify which side of the road/sky vehicles drive on. Which side of the road/sky do vehicles drive on in the Star Wars universe?

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    I assume you mean Coruscant. Elsewhere in the million worlds of the Skyriver Galaxy, I'd assume there's a substantial variation.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 16:41
  • @Valorum Is there any further info on any other worlds (or at least point me in that direction)?
    – Boolean
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 20:14
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    As far as I can recall, the only time in the films that we see any kind of speeder traffic is on Coruscant. In the cartoons, we see some driving in Star Wars Rebels but it's almost always single-file traffic, same with Solo: A Star Wars Story.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 8, 2018 at 20:42
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    Where they're going, they don't need roads. Commented Sep 9, 2018 at 0:29

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According to the Inside the Worlds of Episode II: Attack of the Clones factbook, skylanes on Coruscant are uni-directional. Conflicting lanes (traveling in opposite directions) are kept significantly apart, with traffic essentially traveling in gigantic aerial ring-roads.

Normal traffic is entirely monitored and controlled by computers which would seem to negate the need for lanes, noting that in the 'Bounty Hunter Chase' scene we see a range of large and small vehicles undertaking and overtaking on both sides as well as above and below.

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Informally piloted vehicles are seen to move freely around the sky layers without any apparent consideration of road-side.

As far as ground vehicles are concerned, we've got relatively few examples to pick from (where there's traffic, there seems to be sufficient wealth that the population turns to fliers) but on Lothal we see that they drive on the right.

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In the scene where Obi Wan-Kenobi visits "Dex's Diner," the ground traffic was on the left side. Here it is:

Around the 53 second mark, we can see that the speeders are moving on the left side of the road.

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