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Driving in Malta.

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Historic sites at every turn.

There are lots of things to see and do in Malta. Its landscape is characterised by low hills, fields and indented coastline with harbours, bays, creeks, sandy beaches, and rocky coves.

A world away from the main resorts and the capital Valletta, are the island's villages which are the soul of the island’s past. Car rental is favoured by many who visit Malta as it gives visitors the opportunity to escape from the beaten tourist track to delve into the island’s history and culture, adding a bit of individuality to their holiday.

Why not read our Malta travel guide? You may also like to view information about destinations in Malta.

Tips for driving in Malta

Which side of the road do they drive on?

Drive on the left, overtake on the right. Unless otherwise directed, always give way to the right.

Seat belts

If fitted, seat belts must be worn at all times by all occupants of the vehicle.

Driving with children

Children under 3 must use a suitable child restraint system. Children aged between 3 and 12 should use one where available but can use an adult seat belt instead.

Blood alcohol limit

The blood alcohol limit is 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

Can I use a mobile?

It is illegal to use a handheld or a hands free mobile phone device whilst driving.

Reflective vests, triangles & other essentials

It is compulsory to carry a warning triangle.


Parking in Valletta is very limited and there is a charge to enter the city. A park and ride system operates, providing a free shuttle bus service.

On the spot fines

On the spot fines are not given but if an offence is committed for which a fine is payable, this must be paid prior to leaving Malta.

Horns and headlights

Use of the horn in inhabited areas between 23:00 and 06:00 hours is forbidden.

Headlights should be used during the day in tunnels.

What should I do if I breakdown?

If you breakdown, you must place the reflective triangle 30m behind the vehicle to warn other drivers. Call the supplier who will be able to advise you further. It is recommended you contact ourselves at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.

What should I do if I have an accident?

If you’re in an accident, you MUST notify the Police and the car rental provider and get an accident report for insurance purposes. Failure to do so may result in you footing the whole bill. It is recommended that you contact us at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.

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