Written by Andy’s Rent A Car
There are a few things you need to know before you start driving in the Cayman Islands. If you have some years of experience, you will have no trouble driving around.
Since the Cayman Islands fall under the British territory, drivers drive on the left side of the roads. Most drivers get used to this after a few hours. Also, all passengers, even those at the back, need to have their seatbelt on. You should stop your vehicle completely at red lights. If you have to go left, you can, even when the lights are still showing red.
Driving on the island can be made a lot easier if you have a GPS equipped vehicle. Even if you have a map, a GPS will increase your driving confidence. The GPS is also an option at popular Grand Cayman car rentals agencies. Driving while using your mobile phone is illegal, as it is normally in most countries. Hands-free systems are perfectly legal though. Just be sure to not abuse the use of it.
On reaching a four-way stop, you should give priority to the car that got to the stop first. After the first car at the stop has preceded, you may drive off. Speed limits range from 40km/h to 80km/h. There are a lot of enforcements towards road security. Be sure to not be caught exceeding the speed limit or not giving priority to pedestrian at pedestrian crossings.