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

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

60 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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You drive in St Maarten on the Right side  
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The currency in St Maarten is ANG
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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 St Maarten

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

Driving in St Maarten
Pocket guide to driving in St Maarten
Profile:
St Maarten
Marigot
ANG
Driving in St Maarten
SPEED: (kph)
40
60
80
Speed limit in St Maarten
Holiday:
Rush hour in St Maarten
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in St Maarten
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in St Maarten
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in St Maarten
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in St Maarten
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in St Maarten
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in St Maarten
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in St Maarten
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in St Maarten
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in St Maarten
Driving on St Maarten is a very rewarding way to spend part of your time there. You will have to put up with a couple of unusual rules though whilst on the road. You'll often find animals and people walking along the road and here, surprisingly, cows have right of way over cars! You can cross over to the French side of the island - Saint Martin, but do let your car hire company know of your intentions.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911 or +1 721 542-2222

Police Fire: ​919

Police Ambulance: 912 or +1 721 542-2111

Notes: Fire Department (Airport)​ ​+1 721 545-4222

Fuel Prices in St Maarten by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations

Regulation are quite lax on St Maarten and you should never be stuck without a parking space. Just be careful that you don’t block entrances or park outside public buildings.
 
Paid parking

Paid parking is usually unnecessary on St Maarten as there are usually plenty of places to leave your car without paying. If you visit a local attraction, you’ll sometimes find you’ll need to pay.
 
Enforcement
 
It’s only if you park inconsiderately that you’ll encounter parking regulation enforcement. Usually you’ll get a fine but if you are preventing the free movement of traffic you may be towed. 
 
Disabled parking
 
With the availability of plentiful parking, getting a convenient spot for people with poor mobility isn’t usually a problem. If you get stuck, simply ask a local for advice or help. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911 or +1 721 542-2222

Police Fire: ​919

Police Ambulance: 912 or +1 721 542-2111

Although there are other numbers, it’s best to call 911 on St Maarten for all emergencies

What to do in an emergency

Mechanical problems with your hire car can be sorted by contacting the number on the car hire documentation or found inside the windscreen of the car.
 
Car accidents can be resolved between the parties involved if there is only minor damage and no one is injured. If there is more substantial damage or injuries, you will need to contact the emergency services. When the police attend, they will issue a report on the accident which you’ll need for your car hire company or insurers. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

The official languages on St Maarten is Dutch and English.

St Maarten Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in St Maarten by Month
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.

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