Foreign visitors who hold of foreign driving permits and International driver licenses are permitted to drive in Brunei Darussalam for three months. After that period, foreign visitors have to obtain Brunei driver licenses. At times, holders of international driving permits need to pass an oral test if they want to have Brunei driver licenses.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Traffic moves on the left side of the road.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • Overtaking is on the right.
  • It is permitted to turn left on red light unless otherwise indicated by a sign at the intersection.
  • Hazard lights are required when vehicle approaching an accident or is disabled.
  • The driver and passengers in the front seats are required to wear seat belts.
  • Helmets are compulsory for driving of motorcycles and scooters.
  • Children under 3 years must be fastened securely in government-approved car seats.
  • Speed limits are: 80 km/h (55 mph) on the highways; 60 km/h (37 mph) in built up areas; 15 mph in school zones.
  • Third brake light is advisable.
  • Catalytic converter of petrol engine is required.
  • All vehicles are required to be insured against Third Party risk.
  • Transportation of hazardous materials is not permitted.
  • Tinted glass is not permitted.

Additional information:

  • In Brunei, some road signs are in Malay script so foreign drivers who are not familiar with Malay must know the signs well before driving.
  • At night time, police routinely stops vehicles to check a driver license and registration documents and to search for contraband drugs and alcohol.
  • While driving, drivers always must have their identification cards (driver licenses, International driver permits, and passports), vehicle registration documents, and insurance policy in the car.

Brunei Road Traffic Signs

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