Guide to Driving In Dominica - Drive Safe in Dominica

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

80 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Dominica on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Dominica is $ (EC)
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Dominica 0.78 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Dominica

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

Driving in Dominica
Pocket guide to driving in Dominica
Profile:
Dominica
Roseau
$ (EC)
Driving in Dominica
SPEED: (kph)
50
50
80
Speed limit in Dominica
Holiday:
Rush hour in Dominica
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Dominica
FUEL:
0.77
0.67
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Dominica
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Dominica
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Dominica
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Dominica
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Dominica
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Dominica
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Dominica
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Dominica
Dominica is a fabulous place to explore by car and the capital Roseau and the countryside are equally enchanting. What you'll need to be wary of is that on Dominica, you'll drive a right hand drive vehicle on the left hand side of the road which can take some getting used to. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Dominica by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Dominica is a quiet island with not much traffic outside of the capital and other towns. Even in the capital you’ll find the traffic generally languorous and parking easy to find.
 
Paid parking
 
Few pay for parking and in many places you wouldn’t find it if you looked. There are a few parking lots on waste ground but they’ll be nearly empty as most park where they find a space.
 
Enforcement
 
There’s little enforcement of parking as much of it is free. The authorities only get involved if there’s a vehicle causing an obstruction. 
 
Disabled parking
 
Disabled drivers won’t find any concessions for them but parking in a convenient place isn’t hard to do and if you need help, the locals will always step in with a smile.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

The emergency number in Dominica is 999 for the police, medical services or fire, just as in the UK.

What to do in an emergency

Mechanical problems with your hire car can be resolved easily by calling the number given to you on your paperwork. You should also find the number inside the windscreen of your car. If you’re driving a local car, you’ll need to take along a number of a mobile mechanic just in case. Even though it’s a small island, the terrain can mean the island has many remote areas.
 
If you are involved in an accident that doesn’t incur any injuries and only damage to the vehicles then it’s not necessary to call the police. If someone is hurt or if there is significant damage then you should call the appropriate services and await their arrival. Take photographs of the scene if you have to move the vehicles and collect details of any witnesses.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

The official language of the island is English so there shouldn’t be any communication problems for tourists.

Dominica Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Dominica by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.67 0.78
May, 2019 0.67 0.78
Apr, 2019 0.67 0.77
Mar, 2019 0.67 0.77
Feb, 2019 0.67 0.77
Jan, 2019 0.67 0.77
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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