Driving Rules & Regulations in Malta

maltaThis little country manages to cram a great deal into a small area.  With car hire in Malta, you can explore Valetta’s baroque architecture, Mdina’s graceful streets, and the exciting buzz of Sliema, St Julian’s and Paceville.  Read up on the rules of the road before you go for an even better car hire experience.

  • Drive on the left side of the road.

  • Seat belts are mandatory, whether you are driving or a passenger.

  • If you are involved in a bumper to bumper accident and no injuries are involved, you need to complete a bumper to bumper form, available from the Maltese ministry of transport. For any other accidents, the local wardens are to be contacted on 21 320 202. Where persons are injured, the police are to be contacted on 21224001 or 112.

  • When driving into Valletta, access fees apply. Find further details on the Controlled Vehicular Access (CVA) System here.

  • Speed limits range from 50 km/h in built-up areas to 80 km/h on the open road, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Both national and international driving licences are accepted.

  • Traffic lights are a relatively recent introduction in Malta, so check before you drive through a green light.

  • Give priority to public transport, including school buses.

  • The blood/alcohol limit in Malta is just 0.035%. Police have the power to remove your licence on the spot if you are over the limit.