Guide to Driving In Cameroon - Drive Safe in Cameroon

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

100 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

100 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80 mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Cameroon on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Cameroon is XAF/CFA
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 16 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Cameroon 0.96 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Cameroon

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

Driving in Cameroon
Pocket guide to driving in Cameroon
Profile:
Cameroon
Yaounde
XAF/CFA
Driving in Cameroon
SPEED: (kph)
60
100
100
Speed limit in Cameroon
Holiday:
Rush hour in Cameroon
Cameras:
YES
NO
Speed cameras in Cameroon
FUEL:
0.96
0.88
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Cameroon
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Cameroon
MIN AGE:
16
21
Min driving age in Cameroon
DRINK:
80 mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Cameroon
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Cameroon
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Cameroon
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Cameroon
SEATBELTS:
Yes
YES
Seat belt in Cameroon
Driving in Cameroon is not for the faint of heart, a lack of investment into the nations roads and infrastructure has lead to a very poor road safety record. Roads in the capital and major cities are generally surfaced, however dirt roards on side streets are still common. Rural roads are where the real dangers lie as few are surfaced and heavy rainfall can lead to land slides and deep mud, making progress for even 4x4 vehicles treacherous. There is a lot of pressure on government to invest in roads in Cameroon to aid the overall economy, however process is slow. There are approximately 50,000 km of marked highways in Cameroon, however only 10% of that is paved, just 5,000km leaving 45,000km of unpaved highway.

driving in cameroon

Unless absolutely necessary, we recommend a private driver or taxi in Cameroon.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes: dial 112 in major cities to contact ambulance services.

Fuel Prices in Cameroon by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

There is little parking regulation in Cameroon and local signage should be followed. Parking is generally quite eratic and cars will tend to park wherever is convenient, however if you park in a hangerous or hazardous manner you can expect your car to be towed.

There are little to no disabled parking provisions in Cameroon.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

In the event of an emergency in Cameroon, the following emergency services should be contacted;
 
  • 112 - Police
  • 118 - Fire
  • 119 – Ambulance

What to do in an emergency

You should call the relevant emergency service in Cameroon if you are involved in an accident and require emergency assistance.

 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

There are hundreds of local dialects spoken across Cameroon, however the primary languages spoken are English and French.

Cameroon Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Cameroon by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.88 0.96
May, 2019 0.88 0.96
Apr, 2019 0.88 0.96
Mar, 2019 0.88 0.96
Feb, 2019 0.88 0.96
Jan, 2019 0.88 0.96
Chloe Demaret
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