Don't Get Caught Speeding on Holiday
Fri - 26th Jul 2019
Speed is not your friend,
This article will tell you all you need to know about Zanzibar, It is for your convenience and safety. Kindly read it carefully. Please note that we drive on the left-hand side of the road.
Speed Limits: In Stone Town and villages 40 km/h, on country roads 50 km/h.
Guidelines & Rules
Follow these and you won't be having any trouble
If you see or hear police cars (blue lights or red lights flashing) you MUST pull over and stop the car, no matter which direction they come from!
On country roads: as soon as you see oncoming traffic you must set the indicator as to if you’ll turn right. It started off to warn cars behind you of oncoming traffic but now it became a general rule.
Do Not Drink & Drive
Yes, You are now allowed to drink and drive.
Don’t give the traffic cops a reason to fine you since you smell of alcohol.
By law, drivers and passengers have to wear seat belts, yeah you saw that right ... the passenger too.
And a quite weird law: the driver is not allowed to smoke (anything) whilst driving.