Foreign visitors from the British Commonwealth Countries, United States and Canada may drive in Turks and Caicos Islands with their domestic driver licenses for 30 days. Visitors from other countries who hold International driving permits are also permitted to drive in Turks and Caicos Islands for 30 days, who don’t have International driving permits are required to obtain a visitors driving permit, which can be obtained at the Road Safety Department.
The main road traffic rules:
- Driving is on the left side of the road.
- The minimum age for driving is 17 years.
- At intersections, drivers must give way to traffic from their right.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal; the permitted blood alcohol level is 0.08%.
- If a vehicle is going to enter a roundabout, it must give way to traffic on its right. Vehicles which are inside a roundabout have right of way until it exit the roundabout.
- Seat belts must be worn at all times while driving.
- The maximum speed limit in towns is 32 km/h (20 mph), outside the towns – 64 km/h (40 mph).
- The police phone number is 911.
In Caicos Islands, primary roads are generally in a good condition in urban and rural areas, but secondary roads are often unpaved and contain ruts.
Most car and motor scooter rental companies require from drivers to be at least 25 years of age. The maximum age to rent a car is 70 years.
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