Barbados Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Barbados
Driving abroad in Barbados is on the left hand side of the road. Main Highways are in good condition .Other roads are paved but may have potholes. In rural areas roads are in variable conditions and are narrow, and often have obscured side roads and blind corners. Road surfaces lack grip and become very slippery when wet. Barbados has a high rate of accidents, some serious.Roads are generally unlit outside the Cities so you should exercise caution at night when you may encounter pedestrians and poorly it vehicles in the road. Speed limits are low- 20mph in built up areas and 45mph in the countryside. Some areas of Bridgetown are unsafe at night so you should avoid driving in the centre if you’re unsure of directions.

Barbados Car Rental–
Sixt ,Thrifty, and Dollar seem to all have outlets in Barbados and the Island usually features on the big broker sites such as Argus Car Hire.

Local rental companies with a websites are –

If you want to drive in style, this company rent some high spec vehicles such as Mercedes.

And a list of other rental companies can be found on –

Barbados Self Driving Rules-
To rent the car and drive abroad in Barbados you will generally have had to have a full driving licence for at least 2 years.
A local drivers permit is required and can be issued at the time of rental for USD 5.00 on showing of a Valid Drivers License.

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