Despite its small size, Jersey has over 350 linear miles (563 kms) of paved road on which to explore this beautiful Island.
Visitors wishing to drive must possess a Certificate of Insurance or an International Green Card, a valid Driving Licence or International Driving Permit (UK International Driving Permits are not valid). Photocopies are not acceptable. A nationality plate must be displayed on the back of your vehicle.
Jersey roads and country lanes are narrow and winding so please drive with care and observe the 40mph/64km all island maximum speed limit. In addition to the above general speed limit, you should also be aware of slower limits on certain stretches of road, such as 20/30mph (32/48km) in built up areas and 15mph/24km in Green Lanes. These limits are clearly shown by the appropriate signs.
It is an offence to hold a mobile phone whilst driving a moving vehicle.
In Jersey, it is compulsory by law for everyone sitting in a car, either in the front or back seat, to wear a seatbelt. Children must wear seat belts or a suitable child/infant restraint, in both front and rear seats.
Your duty in case of accidents
If involved in an accident stop.
Contact the Police who will advise the correct course of action. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.
• Call the police.
• If damage is caused to any unattended vehicle or property.
• Even if your vehicle is damaged and is the only one involved or,
• If any injury is caused to any person or animal.
In any other case you must, if required, exchange personal details together with details of insurance cover.
Drink and driving
Jersey has similar provisions to the UK, with regards to fixed alcohol limits and roadside breath testing. The penalties in Jersey are severe, up to £2,000 fine or 6 months in prison for the first offence plus unlimited disqualification of driving licence. It is an offence to drive whilst under the influence of drugs.
Parking - Where can I buy the paycards?
Payment by paycards is required for parking wherever the paycard symbol is displayed.
Paycards can be purchased from Jersey Tourism, post offices, garages, shops and anywhere displaying the “Paycards sold here” sign, but not in the car parks themselves apart from Sand Street.
Read more about Parking in Jersey.