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When driving in Antigua and Barbuda, you'll drive on the left side of the road. Major roads are generally in good condition but you may encounter potholes. Additionally, be prepared to slow down for animals, such as donkeys, when necessary. You may encounter some particularly winding roads, but as the speed limit is quite low, they're generally easy to navigate. Finally, don't be surprised if you hear people sounding their horns a lot. It is used more often as a greeting than as a warning or in anger.
You'll usually need to be at least 21 years old to book a hire car in Antigua and Barbuda, and drivers under 25 are often charged a 'young driver's surcharge'. Don't forget to bring your normal driving licence and your Antigua driving licence if you've already picked it up.
Petrol generally costs around XCD 2.80 (roughly GBP 0.80) for a litre and about XCD 10.40 (GBP 3) for a gallon. Petrol stations are typically full service, so an attendant will fill your car up for you. You'll usually pay the attendant directly and it's best to have cash available, as they may not accept cards. Some stations can also provide extra services such as tyre changes.
You'll be taking it slow when driving on these islands. The limit in built-up areas is usually just 20 mph and can be as low as 10 mph. The limit on other roads is typically either 30 mph or 40 mph. You'll want to make sure you stick to this limit, both to avoid fines and to avoid any damage to your car that might be caused by potholes or speed bumps.
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