Guide to Driving In St Lucia - Drive Safe in St Lucia

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

n/a kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in St Lucia on the Left side  
urban
The currency in St Lucia is ECD/USD $
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban

Driving Laws in St Lucia

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

Driving in St Lucia
Pocket guide to driving in St Lucia
Profile:
St Lucia
Castries
ECD/USD $
Driving in St Lucia
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
n/a
Speed limit in St Lucia
Holiday:
Rush hour in St Lucia
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in St Lucia
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in St Lucia
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in St Lucia
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in St Lucia
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in St Lucia
EMERGENCY:
911/999
Emergency phone number in St Lucia
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in St Lucia
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in St Lucia
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in St Lucia
Generally driving on St Lucia is quite simple.  In the capital Castries you'll find traffic can be chaotic but outside of the urban area, the main difficulty is twisting roads and poor road maintenance. Crime can be an issue so be wary when driving at night and you should also be aware that people and animals use the roads in the absence of pavements. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911 or 999

Police Fire: 911 or 999

Police Ambulance: 911 or 999

Notes:

Fuel Prices in St Lucia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking is laxly controlled on St Lucia and unless you cause an obstruction or leave your car somewhere for more than a day, you are unlikely to encounter any problems.
 
Paid parking
 
It’s really only in the capital, Castries, where you might find you’ll have to pay parking charges. Elsewhere free parking is readily available.
 
Enforcement
 
As we’ve noted, it’s unlikely you’ll encounter enforcement of parking restrictions, mainly because there aren’t really any of note. It’s only if you park inconsiderately that you’ll encounter enforcement.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers, mainly because they haven’t been deemed necessary. If you really can’t find suitable parking, stop and ask a local for advice and help. There’ll usually be some way in which your needs can be accommodated. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911 or 999

Police Fire: 911 or 999

Police Ambulance: 911 or 999

The emergency number on St Lucia is 911 for all emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

Hire cars are well maintained on St Lucia but if you encounter a problem you will find an emergency number to contact either on your car hire documentation or inside the windscreen. If you’re using a private car, you’ll need to rely on a local mechanic who won’t mind attending your situation. Carry the number of one with you just in case.
 
      If you are involved in a car accident you must stop and exchange the following details:
 
Name and address
The owner’s name and address, if different
The registration number 
Insurance details
The names and addresses of all the car’s occupants
 
You must then report the accident to a police station within 24 hours

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

The official language of St Lucia is English so most visitors should have no trouble at all in communicating. 

St Lucia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in St Lucia by Month

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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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