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Once you obtain your local permit, you're ready to begin driving in St. Lucia

Arrive And Drive

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Driving offers travelers the unique opportunity to explore the island of St. Lucia on their own terms. Whether you want to seek out the perfect beach, a secluded mountain trail, or a rainforest alive with exotic specimens, a car is a great way to travel.

All visitors are required to obtain a local driving license before attempting to maneuver on the island roads. Licenses are available at the airport, most major car rental agencies, and the local police station. Travelers will be asked to provide a valid license issued by their home country and pay a fee of $20(USD). Permits can be used on the island for up to three months.

Once the paperwork is in order, vacationers should be aware of driving procedures that may be different from those in their home countries. Roads in St. Lucia should be approached from the left, as in Great Britain. Speed limits are usually comparable to those found in the U.S. and should be strictly observed, particularly in urban areas where drivers should never exceed 30 mph. Seatbelt and parking laws are also strongly enforced.

Take note that while road conditions in St. Lucia have been notoriously bad in the past, the government has recently undertaken a renovation of all major public roads. The improvements have been well-received and travelers should find that most of the roads on the island are convenient and easy-to-use.

Travelers who take advantage of the local roadways often enjoy planning their ideal vacation, complete with trips to the ares that most interest them and leisurely stops along the way. Certainly, driving is a great way to experience the true spirit of St. Lucia.

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