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Driving in Gibraltar
 
 
 

As with the rest of Europe, driving in Gibraltar is on the right. Gibraltar's roads are narrow: drive slowly and watch out for children. The speed limit is 50 kph except otherwise indicated by traffic signs. It is compulsory to wear seat belts in the front and rear (if installed), and drive with dipped headlights in the hours of darkness. Pedestrians have right of way at pedestrian crossings.

When approaching roundabouts, remember that vehicles already on the roundabout have right of way.

There are only 10 petrol stations in Gibraltar and fuel costs are lower than in Spain, which means that Spaniards living close to the border often visit Gibraltar simply to fill the fuel tanks on their vehicles.

All vehicles must be registered with the Gibraltarian authorities and every vehicle over four years old must have a current Road Worthiness Certificate (MOT). An annual Road Fund License Fee is payable, but this will not be issued to a car that does not have a current MOT. There are a limited number of MOT testers and these should be booked in advance. All drivers must also have insurance to cover them in the event of an accident.

Car parks can be found at Grand Parade (beside the lower cable car station), at Eastern Beach, Catalan Bay and Queensway, as well as a multi storey car park in the International Commercial Centre. Some street parking is also available on Line Wall Road, Corral Road, Devil's Tower Road and Rosia Road. Much of the town is pedestrianised, so it is advisable to park outside the city walls. Parking restrictions are strictly enforced and parking in unauthorised areas could result in your car being towed away or immobilised.

Those with a British driver's licence will be able to drive in Gibraltar without any problems. It is advisable for other nationals to obtain an International Driving Licence.

 

 
 


 



 


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