Stay to the left. We drive on the left-hand side of the road.
Always wear your seat belt. Everyone in your vehicle must wear a seatbelt, and children must be secured in an approved child seat. Your rental vehicle company can rent child seats to you if you didn’t bring your own.
Keep to the speed limit and always stop at STOP signs.
Always slow down to observe recommended speeds around bends and check for oncoming traffic on one-lane bridges.
Overtake other vehicles only when it’s safe to do so. Use passing lanes whenever possible, and never cross a solid yellow line on your side of the centre line.
Stay well-rested. Plan to drive for only 1 – 2 hours at a time, and take regular breaks during your journey to stretch your legs.
Avoid unsealed roads if possible, otherwise remember they can be very narrow, reduce speed and slow down when approaching oncoming traffic as dust can obscure your vision and loose stones could chip your windscreen.
When approaching a one-way bridge, slow down and check for traffic coming the other way. A sign displaying a smaller red arrow shows which direction has to give way. If no traffic is approaching, you can proceed carefully.
Watch out for farm animals on the road, particularly in rural areas. Slow down and do not sound your horn. You may need to stop and let the animals go past, or move slowly up behind and follow the farmer’s instructions.
Drive to the conditions. You’ll need to reduce your speed if it’s raining, icy, snowing, windy or if you’re in a roadworks area. Ask your accommodation provider if in doubt.