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Rules of the Road

 Seatbelt Law


  • The law requires all drivers and their passengers to wear seat belts while riding in a vehicle in The Bahamas.
  1. A child weighing less than twenty pounds shall face the rear of the vehicle secured in an infant seat fitted to the rear seat.
  2. A child twenty pounds and less than forty pounds - convertible car seat fitted to the rear seat.
  3. A child over forty pounds or up to 4 ft. 9 in. tall shall be secured in a booster car seat fitted in the rear seat.
  4. A child taller than 4 ft. 9 in. and between 8 and 12 years old shall be required to use a seat belt

You:

 

  • MUST hold a valid driving license for the class of vehicle you are driving (except for drivers of non-motorized vehicles)
  • MUST be insured (at least for third party risks)
  • Must be able to see properly - wear glasses if necessary (and keep the windscreen clean)
  • Must adjust your seat and mirrors so that you can see all around the vehicle
  • Must be feeling well - not ill or tired
  • Must not drive if on medication that may influence your ability to drive safely
  • MUST NOT be impaired by having drunk alcohol or taken drugs (you MUST NOT drive with a breath alcohol level higher than 35 mcg/100ml or a blood alcohol level of more than 80 mg/100ml).  It is best not to drink any alcohol if you intend to drive
  • MUST wear a safety helmet (with the chin strap fastened) - this applies to your passenger too.

For more information please review The Bahamas Road Act Law at: www.bahamas.gov.bs/roadtraffic/


 

 
 

Rules of the Road

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