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Remember When Driving In Barbados

Things to Remember When Driving In Barbados

Renting a car in Barbados during your upcoming vacation? First-time and even repeat visitors can sometimes have trouble navigating the island’s roads safely so your friends at Isleways Car Rentals have compiled a quick list of 3 things to remember when driving in Barbados.

1. Roundabouts

Sometimes known as “traffic circles”, these road junctions can be tricky for the uninitiated but if you approach carefully and adhere to the road markings and signs, you’ll soon be able to navigate these like a local. An important tip to remember is to always give way or concede to vehicles approaching from your right.

2. Stay Left!

Roads in Barbados tend to be narrow and driving on the island’s very dense road network can be a challenge. A challenge made all the more daunting by the fact that, depending on your origin, you will likely find yourself driving on the opposite side of the road from which you’re accustomed! We drive on the left side of the road in Barbados and the vast majority of vehicles you’ll rent will be right-hand drive. An important safety tip to remember is to keep your body in the centre of the road at all times when driving.

3. Horns & Lights

We’re very friendly people and in Barbados, the honk of a car horn is often used as ‘hello’ to a friend or to say ‘thanks’ for giving way. You should also remember that when a driver flashes their lights at you at a junction, it generally means that they are giving way to you.
Ready to drive confidently and safely in Barbados? Rent your car today with Isleways Car Rentals! We offer affordable rates on a wide range of professionally maintained jeeps, SUVs and air-conditioned sedans and small cars for short-term and long-term hire in Barbados.