a car is generally the quickest and easiest
way to travel in the Cayman Islands. Most
roads are paved and in good condition, although
there are a number of small unpaved roads.
People usually drive slower here than they
do elsewhere in the Caribbean and traffic
can be heavy. Drivers should be aware that
bus doors open into the center of the road.
In order to rent a car, tourists need to
obtain a temporary driving permit. These
are available from police stations and car
rental agencies to holders of valid driver's
licenses. While not a mandatory requirement,
it is advisable to take an International
Driving Permit (IDP) if your license is
not in English.
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Just like the U.K., driving is on the left-hand
side of the carriageway.
Speed limits in built-up areas vary between
25 mph and 30 mph. The maximum speed limit
on the open road is 50 mph. Speed limits
are well sign-posted and penalties for speeding
and dangerous driving are severe.
If your rented car breaks down, contact
the rental company who will arrange appropriate
Detailed maps, with information regarding
road conditions, are available from tourist
centers and car rental agencies.