Driving a car in the Dominican Republic
It is not permitted to drive outside Dominican Republic.
Seatbelts are required by law.
It is illegal to use a
hand-held cell phone while operating a motor vehicle in the Dominican
A valid driving licence must be held for at least two years be for
renting a vehicle in the Dominican Republic.
Minimum age is 21 years.
Advisories and Alerts in the Dominican Republic
Because of unruly drivers, operating a car on this island can be somewhat of a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Driving at night is not suggested.
Also, be careful when driving in rural areas. Crime is a major
problem in the DR away from the resort hotels.