Guide to Driving In Isle of Man - Drive Safe in Isle of Man

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

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

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You drive in Isle of Man on the Left side  
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The currency in Isle of Man is IMP/GBP £
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 16 years of age
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Driving Laws in Isle of Man

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Isle of Man?

Driving in Isle Of Man
Pocket guide to driving in Isle Of Man
Profile:
Isle Of Man
Douglas
IMP/GBP £
Driving in Isle Of Man
SPEED: (mph)
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Speed limit in Isle Of Man
Holiday:
Rush hour in Isle Of Man
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Isle Of Man
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Isle Of Man
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Isle Of Man
MIN AGE:
16
21
Min driving age in Isle Of Man
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Isle Of Man
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Isle Of Man
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Isle Of Man
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Isle Of Man
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Isle Of Man
Watch out for narrow roads in the hills. The Isle of Man is bigger than you imagine and around Douglas, the traffic can be busy, especially in summer. In the winter, it's not unusual for snow in the hills.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112 or 999

Police Fire: 112 or 999

Police Ambulance: 112 or 999

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Isle of Man by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
The Isle of Man is often very crowded, especially in the summer months. To be able to park, you’ll need a parking disc available from the ferry terminal, the airport and tourist information offices. 
 
Paid parking
 
There is plenty of paid parking in the towns in private and municipal lots and garages. Free parking for up to two hours is available in the disked zones. Parking discs can be obtained at the sea terminal and Airport information desk.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police and traffic wardens and you’ll receive a fixed penalty notice if you overstay your allotted time.
 
Disabled parking
 
The Isle of Man recognises the Blue Badge scheme and in the disc controlled parking bays you’ll get unlimited time. Elsewhere, check for your entitlement under the scheme.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112 or 999

Police Fire: 112 or 999

Police Ambulance: 112 or 999

The emergency number on the Isle of Man is the UK standard 999 for all emergency services including the coastguard. You can also use 112.

What to do in an emergency

If you have a problem with your car you should phone the number given on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. If you are driving your own vehicle, use your emergency assistance company's partner in the Isle of Man which includes offices of many of the UK mainland organisations.
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. If damage is minor and no one is injured, you can simply exchange insurance details. If there is substantial damage or injuries, you must call the emergency services and await their arrival. Advise your car hire company too.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Everyone on the Isle of Man speaks English but some people speak Manx Gaelic, a language that is on the endangered list.

Isle of Man Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Isle of Man by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Isle of Man and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
About the Author -

Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Visitor Comments

  • 05/31/2019

    Laura

    You can also ring 911 in the isle of man for emergency services
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