Rent a car in Gibraltar: the traffic rules
In Gibraltar operates right-hand traffic, despite the country's membership of the United Kingdom. Local roads, both within and outside the city, are of high quality. It follows the international traffic rules. Drivers of vehicles are prohibited:
- Exceeds the maximum speed;
- Driving without wearing a seat belt;
- Use your mobile device while driving;
- Pass on the red light.
Be aware of specific rules. The mountainous terrain in Gibraltar requires drivers special care due to the narrow roads. In addition, protected areas are different lots of monkeys, and in the daytime many tourists prefer to climb the mountain on foot, walking along the side of the road.
Renting a car in Gibraltar, get ready for problems with parking. The country is experiencing a serious lack of parking spaces, as well as difficulties with high traffic density.
Most parking lots are crowded all the time, there are cases that the cars blocking the exit to each other. Near the most noteworthy places large and free parking - it concerns the cable car. Leave your car at the main places in the country - The Rock - virtually anywhere.
On the territory of Gibraltar, the driver's vehicle are obliged not only to respect the rules of the road, but also take into account other constraints. In particular, the maximum level of alcohol in the body should not exceed the mark of 0.5 ppm. This figure is considered to be the lack of alcoholic substances in the blood. If the test detects the police exceeded the permissible norm, the offender will be punished by a fine.
The cost of fuel
As you know, the UK has a very high fuel prices. However, in the Gibraltar situation is different - here the cost of gasoline and diesel fuel is significantly lower than not only from the UK but with Spain, situated nearby.
- Gasoline premium - 1.84 euros;
- Gasoline ordinary - 1.45 euros;
- Diesel - 1.14 euros.