In order to drive on-Island, visitors must hold and bring with them a valid driving licence with no endorsements for dangerous driving in the last five years. If in possession of a current overseas licence, you can drive on St Helena on this licence up to three months. Thereafter, you will be required to apply for a St Helenian Licence. However, if you are 70 years old + you will be required to produce a medical certificate.

Driving is on the left, as in Britain, but most roads are single track. There’s hardly any flat ground on St Helena so roads can be steep and very winding.

As per the Highway Code, there’s an island-wide maximum speed of 30 mph, and in many places it’s only 20 or 15 mph and descending cars have to give way to ascending ones.

The drink drive laws are strictly applied on St Helena, with a limit of 50µg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

(please see our blog on how to drive to on St Helena).

Remember: Don’t forget to wave as you go past motorist! 

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