Guide to Driving In St Vincent and the Grenadines - Drive Safe in St Vincent and the Grenadines

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

32 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

Variable 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 Vincent and the Grenadines on the Left side  
urban
The currency in St Vincent and the Grenadines is ECD/USD $
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban

Driving Laws in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in St Vincent and the Grenadines?

Driving in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Pocket guide to driving in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Profile:
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Kingstown
ECD/USD $
Driving in St Vincent and the Grenadines
SPEED: (kph)
32
Variable
n/a
Speed limit in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Holiday:
Rush hour in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in St Vincent and the Grenadines
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in St Vincent and the Grenadines
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in St Vincent and the Grenadines
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in St Vincent and the Grenadines
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in St Vincent and the Grenadines
EMERGENCY:
911/999
Emergency phone number in St Vincent and the Grenadines
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in St Vincent and the Grenadines
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in St Vincent and the Grenadines
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in St Vincent and the Grenadines
The main difficulty with driving in St Vincent and the Grenadines is the poor quality of the roads. Out of the main towns and villages, roads are barely more than dirt tracks so if you're considering exploring, a 4x4 vehicle should be an essential.

Rules of the road

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Fuel Prices in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Traffic generally is quite light in St Vincent and the Grenadines and so you’ll generally find easy parking. There are few restrictions on parking and you are mostly left to use common sense when parking. 
 
Paid parking
 
Almost all parking is free until you get close to amenities or tourist attractions at which enterprising locals charge to park. The benefit is that your car will be monitored although crime isn’t high in the islands. 
 
Enforcement
 
The police are good at enforcing traffic regulations and parking is no exception. If you park inconsiderately or obstruct others then you’re likely to get ticketed or towed.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers enshrined in law but finding a convenient parking spot isn’t usually difficult. In the event of a problem, just ask a local for help and you’ll often find that a convenient parking place is found. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

The emergency number in St Vincent and the Grenadines is 911 for the police and fire services but medical emergencies have to be dealt with by private clinics.

What to do in an emergency

Mechanical problems in a hire car are easily sorted by contacting the emergency number on your car hire documentation or located on a sticker inside the car. If you are in a private vehicle, you’ll find locals will stop to assist and if they can’t almost invariably they’ll know someone who can. 
 
If you’re involved in an accident where there is only minor damage and no injuries, you can sort out the problem between the parties concerned. If there is significant damage or injuries, you must call the emergency services. Don’t forget that there is no national ambulance service so you’ll need to contact a private medical facility. The police will attend and issue an accident report. If you need to move the vehicles before they arrive, take photographs of the scene.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

English is the national language of St Vincent and the Grenadines so most travellers should have no trouble being understood.

St Vincent and the Grenadines Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in St Vincent and the Grenadines by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in St Vincent and the Grenadines 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

  • 01/22/2019

    Len sutherland

    I am having difficulty find a vehicle to rent with a child seat in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. I wonder if you can help.
  • 11/27/2018

    Frank Spenz

    When was this site or when last was information related to St. Vincent and the Grenadines was updated. This information is a also incorrect: (In St Vincent and the Grenadines, cars travel on the right hand side of the road) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines driving is on the left and not on the right as sated on this site. Vehicles are right had dive even do you can fine a few left hand drive vehicles.
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