Driving FAQ

What are the speed linits?

There is a general speed limit on the Dutch side of 50 kilometers per hour, or 32 mph. Even though there are no speed traps or radar controls, very rarely will you be tempted to significantly overstep this limit. The French side allows 90 kilometers per hour or 57 mph on some roads.

What driver’s license do I need to rent a car in St Maarten?

A valid US or Canadian license will be just fine. You do not need to bring an International Driver’s License. And contrary to other Caribbean destinations, you are not ‘forced’ by the local administration to purchase a local driver’s license for the duration of your stay.

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