In Fiji, driver licenses from English-speaking countries are recognized. Foreign drivers from other countries need to have International driving permits.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Driving is on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum age for driving is 18 years.
  • The maximum speed limit in residential areas is 50km/h (30 mph) and outside the residential areas - 80 km/h (50 mph).
  • Seat belts are mandatory for all car occupants.
  • Pedestrians have right of way at any marked crosswalks so drivers must stop and give them way.
  • It is not permitted to drive while talking on a mobile phone.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is forbidden.
  • Eating and drinking whilst driving is not permitted.
  • The legal blood alcohol level for general population is 0.08% and for young and novice drivers is 0.0%.
  • Motorcyclists must wear helmets.

Additional information:

  • In Fiji, most roads are narrow and poorly maintained.
  • There are speed bumps on roads near most villages.
  • Drivers should be very careful as animals are common on the roads, especially at night.
  • It is recommended to avoid driving at night.
  • It is very dangerous to drive when the rain because tropical rain is a hazard for driving, so drivers should wait out the rain.
  • To rent a car, a driver must be at least 21 years old and have held a driver license for two years.
  • There are no toll roads in Fiji.
  • Drivers must carry while driving their valid driver licenses, car registration and insurance documents.

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