Guide to Driving In Jersey - Drive Safe in Jersey

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 mph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

40 mph

rural
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motorway speed limit

n/a mph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Jersey on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Jersey is GBP £
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To rent a car is  20 years and to drive is 17 years of age
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Driving Laws in Jersey

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

Driving in Jersey
Pocket guide to driving in Jersey
Profile:
Jersey
Saint Helier
GBP £
Driving in Jersey
SPEED: (mph)
40
40
n/a
Speed limit in Jersey
Holiday:
Rush hour in Jersey
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Jersey
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Jersey
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Jersey
MIN AGE:
17
20
Min driving age in Jersey
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Jersey
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Jersey
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Jersey
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Jersey
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Jersey
It's a very small island that gets very crowded in summer. You'll find the pace of life is very slow and relaxed so try to adapt to local attitudes.

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: alongside the UK’s 999 additional emergency number

Fuel Prices in Jersey by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Jersey is often very busy, especially in summer, and you’ll find that parking isn’t easy to come by. 
 
Paid parking
 
There is plenty of paid parking in the towns and villages. You’ll find limited time free parking on the street, metered parking, parking in parking lots and in garages.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police and traffic wardens and they are hot on illegal parking. You’ll receive a parking ticket and a fine. 
 
Disabled parking
 
Although not technically part of Europe, Jersey does recognise the disability blue badge system and, if you park in municipal parking areas, you should check the signs for your entitlement.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112 or 999

Police Fire: 112 or 999

Police Ambulance: 112 or 999

The emergency number in Jersey 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 to you 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 Jersey which includes offices of the major UK assistance organisations.
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. You need to call the police if there is damage to cars or property or if there are any injuries, even if yours is the only car involved. The police will tell you whether they need to attend or not. You must exchange details with anyone else involved in the incident.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

In Jersey, everyone speaks English but it's also a great place to practise your French for the island is very close to the French mainland.

Jersey Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Jersey by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Jersey and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
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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.

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