Argentina Car Rentals and Tours
There is strict enforcement of traffic laws throughout Argentina and you will
need an international license if you wish to drive outside Buenos Aires.
A car is good to have if you wish to visit some
of the more interesting places on the Island like the unpopulated areas
on the north shore.
Australian Car Rentals and Tours
As in Ireland, the right lane on a divided highway is for overtaking.
The autobahn is a highway system in Austria, with a maximum speed of 160 km/h in
only a few places.
Most driving laws are the same as in the UK.
Bahrain has excellent roads and highways in the northern
one third of the country but in other parts they are narrow and
Driving at night in Barbados is cautioned against
because of narrow roads without shoulders.
Warning triangles and fire extinguishers are mandatory. First aid kits
are suggested but not required.
Roads in Belize consist mainly of dirt and jungle, and
the ones that are paved are frequently crowned and unmarked.
While driving conditions in Brazil vary from area to area, they all have in
common the danger factor.
If you need to travel around Cameroon, renting a car may be the safest way
to get around the country.
Driving in Canada can be one of the more visual delights of your visit
The blood alcohol level is .08 mg/ml (check locally on
this) and drunk driving violations are strictly enforced.
If you get high while driving in Chile, make sure it is on the mountain air
and not on alcohol.
It is against the law to talk on a cell phone while driving in Colombia
but this is not the worst of your problems.
Driving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely dangerous.
Book your car rentals before going to Costa Rica. It can
be difficult and very expensive if you try to book after arrival.
Croatia has a zero tolerance level for drinking and driving.
There are different driving laws in the North and South so
ask for local information at the reservation desk.
If you use a mobile phone, it must be hands free in the
Use dipped headlights when driving at all times, no matter
what time of day.
Because of unruly drivers, operating a car in the
Dominican Republic can be somewhat of a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Stay away from the Colombian border (kidnappings) and the northern border
Egypt has one of the highest road fatalities per mile driven in the world.
Renting a car in El Salvador may be the safest way to travel.
Fatal traffic accidents in Ethiopia are so common, they
are only surpassed by AIDS as the leading cause of death in the country.
When passing through communities, watch out for
villagers who gather to sit and talk in small groups right by the side
of the road.
Drunk Driving in Finland (over .05 mg/ml), as in Sweden will result in a
punishment of one year of hard labor in jail.
The French do love their radar guns so expect them to be hiding around every
Don't run out of gas on the autobahn and keep in mind, uncontrollable urges to
give the New York hello to other drivers will result in a fine if you are
Driving laws in Greece seem more of suggestions to the
inhabitants rather than out and out rules but they will be enforced for
Public transportation is inadequate in Guam so the
preferred means of travel for tourists is a rental car.
Random checkpoints are set up by terrorists. Always keep your windows closed
and doors locked while driving. The Canadian government suggests driving
visitors should travel in convoys. Ten-four good buddy.
Because Honduras offers a wide array of mountains,
national parks and lovely rivers to visit, off-road vehicles are
In China, the maximum allowed blood alcohol level is .03
At 70 km/h, Hungary has one of the lowest speed limits in Europe.
Car Rentals in India
In India, most cars are rented with a driver. This is
good because in India there is a high death rate due to traffic
Be careful when driving in Ireland. The roads are narrow and, in many places,
rock walls are on both sides of the road.
In 2006, a new traffic regulation went into effect
allowing confiscation of a vehicle if certain traffic laws were broken.
Seatbelts front and rear are required and speeding laws are strictly
enforced with immediate fines. If you want to speed in Italy, carry lots of Euros
or be a very pretty girl.
Take care when travelling anywhere in Jamaica, and
especially when outside urban areas. Crime is everywhere but,
unfortunately, the police are not.
Carjacking in Nairobi is common and terrorism is always a concern.
Latvia conforms to the norm with its limits on blood
Headlights must be on while driving from September 1
through February 28. We're not quite sure what happens in a leap year.
Car rentals in Madagascar are only available in the
capital city, Antananarivo and the airport there.
Car accidents are among the leading cause of death in
Malawi and, as usual, we suggest you not drink and drive.
Check points for sobriety tests are common in
Maltese Car Rentals
Malta has one of the lowest maximum speed limit in Europe at 80 kilometres per hour.
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Seat belt laws are strictly enforced and children under
12 years of age are not allowed in the front seat.
We recommend consulting travel advisories when travelling to Mexico.
Off-road vehicles are suggested and the country is relatively safe to travel in.
Cars are driven on the left side of the road in Namibia
and driving under the influence is illegal.
Speeding and other traffic offences are subject to high, on-the-spot fines.
In some cases your vehicle can even be confiscated.
Cars drive on the left side of the road and you cannot
turn left at a red light.
Rental cars are the best way to get around Nicaragua but, again, exercise
caution when travelling in rural areas.
The blood alcohol limit is .02 mg/ml which might be achieved by just holding a
Buses and taxis are good ways to travel around urban
areas but avoid the Diablo Rojos (red devils).
If you liked going on the bumper-car ride when you were young, you'll love
Check travel information before going to Peru because the government may be
having trouble with insurgents in some areas.
Roads in the Philippines are crowded and the drivers
don't always obey the law.
The country is known for its bad roads, inadequate driving instruction and a
plague of drinking and falling asleep behind the wheel.
The loudest horn normally has the right of way in intersections in Puerto
To say driving is Russia is hazardous is a bit of an understatement.
Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.
Local drivers tend to be reckless and do not adhere strictly to driving laws.
Serbia stresses child safety and requires you to turn off the engine if you
are stopped in a tunnel over one minute.
Driving in Singapore requires a bit of common sense and a great deal of
Seatbelts are mandatory for all occupants and children
under 12 years of age must ride in the back seat.
Slovenia's roads are modern and safe with the exception of a preponderance of
Non-residents may drive with a valid license from their
Drunk driving laws are rigorously enforced and the
maximum level of blood alcohol is .05 mg/ml.
Here's an odd law. If you wear spectacles (glasses) you must carry a
spare pair in your car at all times.
Travel in the north and east is strongly advised against
because of fighting between the government and rebel forces.
During the tourista season, expect crowed conditions.
Although the roads are generally in good condition in St
Lucia, they are poorly marked and many mountain areas are bereft of
While this may sound odd, the locals do not take
kindly to any molestation of their animals so develop a sense of whimsy
when driving there.
During the rainy season, off-road vehicles are necessary
if you want to travel outside the cities.
All cars must have their headlights at all times. Dimmed
running lights are allowed. The idea in Sweden is to be seen while you
The Swiss pretty much go along with the countries in the EU
when it comes to drunk driving (.05 mg/ml) and the maximum speed limit
Turkey has a rather unusual way of dealing with drunk drivers (over .05
mg/ml). They are taken 20 km out of town and force to walk back. Talk about
walking it off.
The roads in Tunisia are generally in good condition and
the local drivers are more respectful than they are in many other parts
of the world.
Drunk driving is determined by the smell of alcohol on
one's breath and the Ukraine is a zero tolerance country when it comes
to drinking and driving.
United Arab Emirates
It is considered a criminal act to make obscene gestures,
like the New York Hello,
or hurl rude remarks at other drivers in the UAE even if they deserve it.
Cell phone use while driving is illegal unless the equipment is entirely
The maximum speed limit in the USA is 75 mph but only where posted.
Driving under the influence is punishable by license
confiscation in certain cases and incarceration in others.
There are gangs throughout the rural areas of the country and kidnapping is common.
Latex gloves are suggested if renting a car in Zimbabwe
because, in case of an accident, you may be in contact with someone