Aruba is a small island 32 kilometers in length. Foreign driver licenses and International driving permits issued by country, which is a member of the Geneva Road Traffic Convention, are valid for driving in the Aruba.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Overtaking is on the left side.
  • The distance is in kilometers; the speed is in kilometers per mile.
  • Seat belts are required for drivers and passengers.
  • Motorcyclists must wear helmets.
  • Children under 5 years of age should seat in the special child safety seats. Children older than 5 years should be ridden in the back seats.
  • The speed limit in urban areas is 40 km/h (25 mph), outside of urban areas – 60km/h (37 mph), on some roads – 80km/h.
  • At uncontrolled intersections, traffic from the right has the right of way.
  • The right turn is not permitted on the red light.
  • Traffic approaching a roundabout must yield to traffic already on the roundabout.
  • At T-junctions drivers on the dead-end road must give way to all traffic from the left and right.
  • Using horns is permitted only if there is an immediate danger of a collision exists.
  • Parking is prohibited: at the yellow line on the side of the road; on bridges; at the continuous line in the middle of the road when less than 3 m (10 ft) space between traffic island and the parked vehicle; within 5 m (16 ft) of the bus stop.

Additional information:

  • In Aruba, the amber light is used when light changes from green to red, and is not used when red changes to green.
  • To rent a car, drivers must be at least 21 and at most 70 years of age and have held a valid driver license for two full years or more.
  • The police phone number is 100. The emergency service telephone number is 911.

Aruba Road Traffic Signs

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