New to Island?
RULES OF THE ROAD
Holders of an International driver’s license from a Geneva contracting state will be able to use this license for a maximum of 12 months before needing to apply for a Cayman License.
For domestic driver’s license holders you will need to apply for a Cayman License within 3 months.
Cayman driving licenses are valid for 3-5 years from the issue date.
You must carry your license and insurance documents at all times when driving.
HOW TO GET A DRIVERS LICENSE
Take the Theory Test. ($25)
Get a Learners License ($60)
Take the Practical Road Test. ($50)
A full drivers license will be issued after passing both exams. ($75 for 3 years/$125 for 5 years.)
The same drivers license is given for both manual and automatic vehicles.
The DVDL website, www.dvdl.gov.ky will give you all the information you need.
DRIVING IN CAYMAN
Drive on the left-hand side of the road.
All passengers in vehicles must wear seatbelts at all times.
Left turns are permitted on a red light, after a full stop.
Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal (unless hands-free).
Four-Way stops work by a first come, first to go basis.
Speed limits on the Island range from 25mph-50mph. Take notice as tickets are frequently given out by patrolling Police cars.
The School Zone speed limit is 15mph, if you are caught going over 30mph in a School Zone you risk losing your license and a hefty fine.
Give way to pedestrians at all crossings.
Headlights must be fitted to dip left.
No fog lights are allowed.
No overtaking where there is a solid colour line in the middle of the road.
For ANY and ALL road accidents you must exchange names, addresses, date of birth, registration numbers and your insurance details and report the accident to the police within 24 hours.
Window tinting is allowed, with darker tint allowed for rear windows.
Car tyres on the same axle must be the same size and tread.