Compact (Dacia Sandero Stepway or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Martinique.
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All drivers in Martinique must use the right side of the road, and regulations suggest that all passengers must wear seatbelts when the vehicle is engaged. No child under 12 is permitted to ride in the front passenger seat, and all children age 6 and under must use an appropriate car seat. Additionally, there are no toll stations in the country.
In addition to holding a valid driver’s license for over one year, anyone wishing to rent a car in Martinique must be over 21 years of age. All operators under the age of 24 will incur a penalty. Rent a car charges 30 € ($34) for the length of the contract, and any additional drivers can be added to the policy for a flat fee of 25 € ($28).
Expect a liter of petrol to cost about 1.18 € ($1.34) and a gallon around $5.07. Diesel is the same per liter, but costs about $5.04 per gallon. Credit cards are commonly used in petrol stations in the country, but they are not the rule. It’s good to always have some cash on you when filling up the tank.
The speed limit within populated areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), and in regions outside the city it is 90 km/h (about 56 mph). While traveling on the country’s highways, it is permitted to drive at 110 km/h or 68 mph.