Why carry an IDP while driving in Central African Republic?
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. Central African Republic highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is rich in natural resources. Life in Central African Republic is difficult. Avoid travelling at all cost. If you must travel, use your own car for added protection.
Be sure to check some tips to help you prepare for your trip. There is no winter in Central African Republic. Aside from avoiding to travel to this country, there is little concern regarding the weather. Be sure to keep emergency kits in your car at all times.
- Drive on the right side of the road.
- Seat belt is a must for ALL passengers.
- Hands-free is a must.
- Drink responsibly. The maximum blood alcohol level is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood.
- The speed limit is 60 km/h in urban areas.
- Check points will ask you to blow through a breathalyzer.
- Avoid travelling unless you really have to. Central African Republic has a very high crime rate.
Road Conditions in Central African Republic:
In Bangui, road conditions vary, and many roads have large holes and degraded areas that prevent the normal flow of traffic. Only a small portion of the roads in the country, including in the capital, are paved, and many of the compacted dirt roads have been degraded.
Drivers tend to prefer to drive on the smoothest portion of the road and ignore basic traffic laws, thus slowing the flow of traffic and increasing the risk of collision. The city of Bangui does have a public transportation system consisting of green buses and yellow taxis, though these vehicles are often dangerously overcrowded and very badly maintained.
Driving in Central African Republic during Winter:
There is no winter in the Central African Republic. Aside from avoiding to travel to this country, there is little concern regarding the weather. Be sure to keep emergency kits in your car at all times.
Again, take your vacation somewhere else.
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