Guide to Driving In Congo - Drive Safe in Congo

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

69 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

110 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 10mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Congo on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Congo is CDF
urban
To rent a car is  18 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban

Driving Laws in Congo

Driving in Congo
Pocket guide to driving in Congo
Profile:
Congo
Kinshasa
CDF
Driving in Congo
SPEED: (kph)
69
110
110
Speed limit in Congo
Holiday:
Rush hour in Congo
Cameras:
NO
NO
Speed cameras in Congo
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Congo
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Congo
MIN AGE:
18
18
Min driving age in Congo
DRINK:
10mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Congo
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Congo
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Congo
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Congo
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Congo
See here for current child seats law in Congo

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

In Congo public transportation is only available in the two main cities so it advised if visiting the country to hire a car. In Congo you drive on the right and it is best to hire an SUV due to the country's driving conditions and roads. When driving in cities it is best to keep the windows up and doors locked. At checkpoints or roadblocks, you must show the documents required through closed windows. If you are driving past buildings during raising/lowering of the country's flag you should stop the vehicle as it is considered a sign of respect to the country.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes: However, police resources are limited and response to emergency calls is often slow (45 minutes or longer). In general, response or recourse for victims of crime is extremely limited, if not non-existent in the Republic of the Congo

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Parking Information

Parking regulations

When parking in Congo make sure you park your car in an appropriate parking area. Make sure all windows are up and the doors are locked. It may be worthwhile double checking your tires and if there are an scratches on your car when you return.
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency services can be contacted by dialing 112.

What to do in an emergency

If you get involved in an accident and someone is injured, the best thing to do is to report this to the nearest police station and call an ambulance. If there are no injuries you must provide your name, address and registration number to the authorities involved. Never drive away from the accident scene.
 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Hello - Mbote
Have a good journey - Nzela elamu
Yes - Ee    
No - Te
I don't understand - Na zali kososola té
How much is this? - Ezali talo boni?
Help! - Salissa Ngaï!
Call the police - Bénga ba mbila

Congo Fuel Price History

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