Jamaican Roads: Spur Tree Video


 Jamaican Roads

It can be extremely difficult to drive on Jamaican roads, at times it will seem as if you are playing a video game, so here are a few tips to help you along. Please make sure to read carefully.

  1. Stay on the correct side of the road; Jamaicans drive on the left.
  2. Honk horn when going around blind turns; this will let oncoming drivers know that you are coming.
  3. Look out for animals; such as dogs, goats, and possible cows…mostly on country roads.
  4. Look out for pedestrians; Jamaicans use the public transport system and walk a lot.
  5. Don’t panic.
  6. Be courteous; you may need to make room for other drivers due to narrow, winding roads and obstacles, such as pot holes.
  7. Buy a map.
  8. Don’t be afraid to ask locals directions, they are very helpful.
  9. And if possible don’t drive at night; it can be tough because of not knowing the roads well enough, also it does get dark and oncoming car lights are blinding, making it hard to see.
  10. Show respect for the road; keep your eyes on the road and wear seatbelts.
  11. Pull over in a safe spot for sight seeing…you will know where to park.
  12. Pull over and enjoy the food on the side of the road…hint boiled corn and peanut porridge are the best.
  13. Drive at your own pace.
  14. Ignore taxi drivers; Jamaicans drive fast.
  15. Relax and enjoy the scenery.

 Now, there are several major and local car rental agencies on the island. Here are some tips: 

  1. Car rental agencies are located at each airport and they make it easy for you to use their services.
  2. Local car rental agencies are all over the island; and will take you to and from the airport.
  3. Do your homework…hint google.
  4. Book ahead of time, if possible.
  5. Ask for discounts, especially if you are Jamaican.
  6. Don’t worry, Jamaica does take care of her visitors.

 Relax and enjoy the ride, and when you get home boast about driving in Jamaica…it is a   big deal!


About Sheryl Teach Stark

Hi my name is Sheryl. I am a Humanitarian, Blogger, and a gardener. I love all music, but reggae more so. I cannot tell you everything about me here, so follow me on facebook: http://facebook.com/sheryl.stark and on twitter @givingirl. One Love.
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