Guide to Driving In Belize - Drive Safe in Belize

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Belize and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

90 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Belize on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Belize is 23
urban
To rent a car is  18 years and to drive is years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Belize 1.34 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Belize

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Belize?

Driving in Belize
Pocket guide to driving in Belize
Profile:
Belize
Belmopan
23
Driving in Belize
SPEED: (kph)
40
60
90
Speed limit in Belize
Holiday:
Rush hour in Belize
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Belize
FUEL:
1.19
1.11
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Belize
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Belize
MIN AGE:
18
Min driving age in Belize
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Belize
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Belize
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Belize
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Belize
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Belize
Belize is a fascinating country, part of the British Commonwealth and the only country in Central America to have English as its official language.  In the rainy season, it is a mud bath out of the cities and towns and a 4 x 4 is essential then. The country is a tax haven and has beautiful beaches, stunning islands and pristine rainforest. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Belize by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Belmopan and other large towns are very busy and parking can be scarce towards the main commercial areas. Elsewhere, you’ll find ad hoc parking by the side of most main roads and it’s always free. Try to park where your car is visible, especially at night. Whilst crime is lower than in some Central American countries, it's still prevalent.
 
Paid parking
 
If you want the security of attended parking you’ll need to pay for it. You’ll generally find it only in the bigger towns and cities where there’s also roadside metered parking in the commercial areas.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is rarely enacted unless you have parked inconsiderately or for an extended period of time. Most parking regulation is relaxed in Belize.
 
Disabled parking
 
Belize doesn’t officially recognise the needs of disabled drivers but it’s possible to get assistance and a more convenient space in attended garages. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

The emergency number in Belize is the US standard 911 for all emergency services

What to do in an emergency

With a hire car, mechanical emergencies are easily resolved by calling the number given to you by the local agent. You’ll find it inside the windscreen or on the documentation. If you’re in a private car and encounter a problem, make sure you have taken a local mechanic’s number with you. 
 
If you are involved in an accident, you need only call the police if there is major damage or injuries, otherwise, the problem can be sorted out between the parties involved. Where the police need to be called, try not to move the cars but if you have to, make sure you have photographs of the scene before they are moved. Collect witness details too. In most cases the police will issue a report which you’ll need for the car hire company or your insurance.

Emergency number: #90

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

English is the official language of Belize so you should have no trouble being understood.

Belize Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Belize by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.20 1.34
May, 2019 1.20 1.29
Apr, 2019 1.20 1.27
Mar, 2019 1.19 1.23
Feb, 2019 1.14 1.19
Jan, 2019 1.11 1.19
Chloe Demaret
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Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

Visitor Comments

  • 10/29/2018

    Ravi Nandwani

    We actually have 4 major highways (not 3), and 2 alternative highways. Our emergency # is 90. And we do have one toll road, and it is actually a toll bridge that you will encounter driving from Belize City to Orange Walk Town.
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