To drive in Jamaica, you need to have foreign drivers license. International drivers licenses are not needed in Jamaica. Keep in mind that you are only able to drive in Jamaica for all to three months.
Driving in Jamaica
Jamaicans are known to be fast drivers. They are often recklessly fast considering Jamaica’s streets and layout. If you plan to drive in Jamaica, always watch out for overtaking vehicles. The speed limit is 50 km/h (30 mph) in towns and villages and 80 km/h (50 mph) on main highways. You can buy fuel by the leader or by the gallon and it is quite easy to find gas stations all over the island. Keep in mind that not all gas stations in Jamaica will accept credit cards and some are not open on Sundays.
Renting a car in Jamaica
All the major international car-rental companies can be found in Jamaica. This includes Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and National. All of these major international car-rental companies have offices in major hotels and at Montego Bay and Kingston’s airports. Please note that Jamaica is one of the most expensive islands to rent in. Car rental fees will cover drivers insurance. Most rental agencies will also offer collision damage waiver insurance. Many car-rental companies provide an emergency telephone number to call in the event of a breakdown and most of these services work 24 hours.