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Driving in the Bahamas

Information acquired on 18/10/2010

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker (recommended only).

International Motor Insurance Card (recommended only).

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party (recommended only).

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0.08 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 40 lbs.

Minimum driving age : 17 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Drive on the left.


Warning triangle recommended.

First-aid kit recommended.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 25 mp/h.

On roads : 45 mp/h.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

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