Guide to Driving In Martinique - Drive Safe in Martinique

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Martinique on the Right side  
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The currency in Martinique is EUR €
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Driving Laws in Martinique

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

Driving in Martinique
Pocket guide to driving in Martinique
Profile:
Martinique
Fort-de-France
EUR €
Driving in Martinique
SPEED: (kph)
50
90
110
Speed limit in Martinique
Holiday:
Rush hour in Martinique
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Martinique
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Martinique
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Martinique
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Martinique
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Martinique
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Martinique
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Martinique
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Martinique
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Martinique
Compared to other Caribbean islands, driving on Martinique is a pleasure. The roads are in excellent condition and the traffic laws are the same as in France.  The main thing to watch out for when driving are the speed cameras dotted around the island which collect thousands in fines each year. make sure you stick to the speed limit at all times.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Martinique by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking regulations are almost unnecessary on Martinique as there is usually plenty of unrestricted parking. It’s only in the capital Fort de France that you’ll need to be more sensible over parking 
 
Paid parking
 
Most parking in Martinique is free of charge but in the capital Fort de France and at tourist attractions, those arriving under their own steam may find they’ll have to pay parking fees. These aren’t hugely expensive but are more costly in areas frequented by tourists. 
 
Enforcement
 
It’s only if you are inconsiderate that you’ll find yourself on the wrong end of enforcement by the traffic police. The usual offence is obstruction and you’re likely to receive a fine if you do so. 
 
Disabled parking
 
Martinique is so laid back that difficulties over accessible parking for disabled drivers are negligible. If you do require assistance, head for an attended car park or ask a local to direct you to more convenient parking. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency number in Martinique is 112 for all emergency services. Local numbers are either 17 for the police, 18 for the fire service and 15 for the medical services.

What to do in an emergency

If you have mechanical trouble with your hire car you’ll need to call the emergency number that you’ll find on the rental documents or inside the windscreen. If it’s a private car that you’re driving then you’ll have to contact a local mechanic and ask him to attend the breakdown. 
 
If you’re involved in an accident you can simply sort it out amongst those involved if the damage is light and no one has been hurt. If the damage is serious or someone is injured, you must call the emergency services and await their arrival. Whilst doing so, try to collect witness details and take photographs of the scene if the cars need to be moved. You will need a copy of the police report for your insurers or for the car hire company.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Driving licence- Permis de Conduite
Insurance certificate –  Carte Verte
Beware roadworks - Attention travaux
Petrol - Essence
Unleaded - Sans plomb
Diesel – Gazole
Town centre – Centre Ville
I have broken down - J'ai décomposé 
Where is the police station? - Où est le poste de police?
I have a flat tyre - J'ai un pneu à plat 
I have been in an accident - J'ai été dans un accident 
Where is? - Où est?
Where can I buy petrol? – Où puis-je acheter de l'essence?
No pedestrians - Interdit aux pietons
Exit – Sortie
One lane road - Voie unique
Turn on your lights - Allumez vos  feux (lanterns)
Closed - Ferme

Martinique Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Martinique by Month

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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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