Why carry an IDP while driving in Guyana?
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. Guyana highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Guyana
Foreign visitors for driving in Guyana must obtain Guyana driving permits which are valid for one month. Pristine rain forest and amazing natural scenery awaits you in Guyana. This little known country has a lot to offer. Hop on a car and drive from one destination to another. Plan your trip accordingly by reading Guyana’s known traffic laws.
Important Reminders For Driving in Guyana:
- Guyana drive on the left 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.
- Child-restraint is a must.
- Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
- Drink responsibly. The legal alcohol limit is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood.
- The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and 100 km/h on highways.
- Be sure to present your IDP along with your national driver’s license upon arrival and while renting a vehicle.
- It is not permitted to drive motor vehicle under influence of drink or drugs. The legal blood alcohol level is 0.08%.
- Only one trailer may be drawn by a motor vehicle on a road.
- It is not lawful for any driver to drive for continuous period more than five hours and one-half. Any driver may not drive more than 11 hours and must rest at least 10 consecutive hours in any period of 24 hours.
- Any police officer may arrest without warrant the driver who is dangerous driving unless the driver gives his name and address or his driver license for examination.
Additional Information for Driving in Guyana:
The Third Party Risk insurance is obligatory. The maximum speed limit in the urban areas is 50 km/h, outside urban areas – 80 km/h, on highways – 100 km/h. All motorcycles riders must wear helmets. It is permitted to do random breath testing and/or police checkpoints.
In a case of an accident, drivers must immediately stop their vehicles, give their names, addresses and registration numbers of their vehicles and exhibit their driver licenses to any person injured in the accident.
Driving in Guyana during winter:
Guyana is in South America so winter is not a concern. Avoid travelling during rainy season from June to September. Be sure to keep your emergency kits handy at all times. Prepare wisely and you should be good.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
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