In Fiji, driver licenses from English-speaking countries are recognized. Foreign drivers from other countries need to have International driving permits.
The main road traffic rules:
- Driving is on the left side of the road.
- The minimum age for driving is 18 years.
- The maximum speed limit in residential areas is 50km/h (30 mph) and outside the residential areas - 80 km/h (50 mph).
- Seat belts are mandatory for all car occupants.
- Pedestrians have right of way at any marked crosswalks so drivers must stop and give them way.
- It is not permitted to drive while talking on a mobile phone.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is forbidden.
- Eating and drinking whilst driving is not permitted.
- The legal blood alcohol level for general population is 0.08% and for young and novice drivers is 0.0%.
- Motorcyclists must wear helmets.
Driving Overseas - Short Information
- In Fiji, most roads are narrow and poorly maintained.
- There are speed bumps on roads near most villages.
- Drivers should be very careful as animals are common on the roads, especially at night.
- It is recommended to avoid driving at night.
- It is very dangerous to drive when the rain because tropical rain is a hazard for driving, so drivers should wait out the rain.
- To rent a car, a driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a driver license for two years.
- There are no toll roads in Fiji.
- Drivers must carry while driving their valid driver licenses, car registration and insurance documents.