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If you rent a car in Curacao, you will drive on the right side of the road. Everyone riding in the car must wear a seatbelt, regardless of age; furthermore, it is illegal to drive with a child under 12 years old in the passenger seat. For tourists, a valid US driver’s license alone is sufficient to operate a rental car.
For most companies, you need to be at least 21 years old with 2 years of experience to rent a car in Curacao, though with some companies, like National, you have to be 23 or older (maximum age 70 with Sixt). Drivers under the age of 25 will incur a fee, which varies among companies and is based on the type of car selected; but if you are traveling with someone older who drives, then this fee can be avoided.
According to the most recent data on fuel prices in Curacao, the price for a liter of petrol is about 2.05 ANG (1.08 USD); about 4.10 USD per gallon. Diesel sells for about 1.58 ANG (0.96 USD) per liter, and a gallon will cost about 3.66 USD. Petrol stations are few and far between, so it’s a good idea to manage your fuel consumption and to fill up periodically.
In Curacao you are only allowed to drive at 45 km/h (about 28 mph) in heavily populated areas, but speeds up to 80 km/h (about 50 mph) are permitted in sparsely populated areas. Highway traffic must adhere to similar speed conditions unless otherwise indicated. There are no speed cameras currently in use; however, police are known to set speed traps, so stick to the limits.
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