Why carry an IDP while driving in Jordan?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Jordan highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Jordan
For driving in Jordan there are two main requirements for foreign drivers.They must be at least 18 years of age and hold valid driver licenses and International driving permits.
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Important Reminders For driving in Jordan:
- Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
- While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
- There is zero tolerance policy on drink driving.
- It is prohibited to use a mobile phone when driving.
- When driving, children should sit in the back seats. Children under 4 must be ridden in special child seats.
- A warning triangle, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and spare bulbs for car external lights must be present in every vehicle.
- Pedestrians always have a right of way.
- Driving and talking on a mobile phone is not permitted.
- The local third-party insurance is obligatory.
- The speed limit on highways is 80-100 km/h, on open roads 70 km/h, and in towns and cities 50 km/h.
- Drivers must carry at all times while driving their driver licenses and International driving permits, a passport, and the car registration and insurance documents.
- The police phone number is 911.
Additional information For Driving in Jordan:
To rent a car, foreign visitors must be 25 years of age and have held a full driver license for at least one year. The maximum age for renting a car is 70 years. There are no tolls in Jordan. Road signs are in Arabic and English. Police use speed-monitoring trailers to catch over speeding drivers.
In the rainy season from December to March, roads may be hazardous. It is recommended to avoid driving at night in rural areas as roads are narrow, steep, and crowded. They are more crowded around the Muslim holidays. In Amman, driving is more hazardous in summer months from June to September when Jordan has visitors from other countries.
On the rural roads, drivers must stop for camels and other wild animals. In Jordan, traffic accidents are very frequent. Landmines are often located within two miles of military installations and borders, including the popular Dead Sea area.
Driving in Jordan during Winter:
Driving in Jordan in winter is not a concern as it is a hot country. You should avoid travelling during the rainy season from December to March. Keep bottled drinking water in your car. Plan your trip accordingly and you will be good to go..
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
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