In The Gambia, any foreign visitor can drive legally if they are over 23 years of age and have an International driving permit and valid driver license from his country of residency.
Drivers must keep their International driving permits, original driver licenses, car registered documents and insurance certificates all the time while driving.
- Driving in The Gambia is on the right side of the road.
- It is forbidden to drive on the side of the road that is reserved for pedestrians.
- The legal blood alcohol level is 0.0%.
- The speed limit on highways is 70 km/h (43 mph), in built up areas 50 km/h (31 mph), in residential areas, school zones, and near hospitals is 25 km/h (15 mph).
- Issuances are only carried out by the Principle Licensing Authority.
- The police phone number is 17.
Travel in The Gambia is difficult due to poor road conditions, especially during the rainy season which is from June through October.
Drivers must be ready to show their driving permits and insurance at police road stops.
In The Gambia, there is no railway.
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