DRIVING IN SINGAPORE

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • In Singapore, drive on the left side of the road.

  • The right lane is the fast lane. You should always overtake on the right-hand side. Please remember to keep left if you’re not overtaking. Road hogging is an offence and will result in a fine and demerit points on your licence.

  • Seat belts and child seats are mandatory. Anyone below the height of 1.35m will be required to be secured with a child restraint appropriate for a person of that height and weight, use a booster seat to supplement the seat belt or an adjustable seat belt.

  • Do not drink and drive. The legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit is 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.

  • Headlights must be turned on between 7 pm and 7 am.

  • Regulatory signs are usually circular, in red or blue, and are mandatory. They regulate the movement of traffic and failure to comply with them constitutes an offence.

  • On uncontrolled junctions, traffic from the right has right of way. Please keep in mind that having the right of way and getting right of way are two different things. Always anticipate having to stop.

  • When turning right on a large junction, you will cross lanes of traffic travelling in the opposite direction and you will have to give way. Wait in the designated boxes or wait for the green arrow on the traffic lights to light up, in which case traffic from the opposite side will stop and you can proceed. A flashing arrow means you must stop unless you are too close to stop safely (same as amber on a normal traffic light).

  • When turning left on a junction, you might come across a slipway leading you past the traffic lights. If this is the case, you do not have to stop for the traffic lights, but you must give way to traffic on the road you are about to merge into.

SPEED LIMITS

The standard speed limits when driving in Singapore are:

  • 50 km/h on all roads

  • 40 km/h in school zones and silver zones

  • 80 km/h on expressways

THINGS TO BRING ALONG

  • You should obtain an International Driver Licence from your home country or from the Automobile Association of Singapore.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • With so many sights to see and places to explore you will reap the rewards of having a Sixt car rental during your stay in Singapore.

    First of all, you could stop off at Sentosa Island which is an ex British military base now home to lots of activities including, museums, golf courses, restaurants, city beaches, gardens and lots more.

  • Drive out to Singapore Zoological Gardens to see lots of wildlife up close including, orang-utans and baboons or The Jurong Bird Park where you will see parrots, macaws, pelicans, vultures, eagles and ostriches. If you are into Indian culture go to little India for some great Indian shops and food. A trip to Singapore wouldn’t be complete without going to Universal Studios for a whole load of fun and excitement.

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