Foreign visitors can drive in Republic of Chad for the period up three months if they have both valid International driving permits and domestic driver licenses. If a foreign driver is going to stay in country longer than three months, he should convert his driving permit to local driver license.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
  • Motorcyclists must wear helmets.
  • Drivers must yield to traffic on their right.
  • The maximum speed limit is urban areas is 50 km/h.
  • The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.08%.
  • Drivers and all passengers must wear seat-belts.
  • Using cell phones and text messaging while driving are not permitted.

Additional information:

  • The rainy season is from the middle of June to the middle of September. During the rainy season, many roads become impassable.
  • In the drier season, clouds of dust rising from the roads reduce visibility.
  • At night, streets are not lit.
  • Rush hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday; from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • When traveling by car, drivers should carry a spare tire and sufficient quantities of drinking water.
  • Police checkpoints are common; any driver may be asked to show his passport, driver license, or vehicle registration documents.
  • It is permitted to do random breath test by traffic police.

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