Niue is an island in the southern end of the Pacific Ocean, and the best way to get around this island is by car. In Niue, there is one circular road and several unpaved road in the interior. To drive, foreign visitors must obtain a local driver license from the Niue Police Department on presentation of their national driver licenses and International driving permits. The temporary Niue driver license is valid for one year.
Driving Overseas - Short Information
- Traffic moves on the left hand side.
- Drivers must give way to their right.
- The speed limit in towns is 40 km/h (25 mph), on open roads – 60 km/h (37 mph).
- During weekdays, traffic is a little busy from 7:00 (7 a.m.) to 16:00 (4 p/m).
- In Niue, it is not law to wear a seat belt.
- In Niue, car rental companies don't insurance on the hiring vehicle, but they place a limit on the amount which drivers have to pay if something happens with the car.
- Drivers should not drive fast as the roads in Niue are narrow and there are blind spots on the bends.
- People over 75 years of age must take an annual driving test to determine their eligibility to drive.