In Anguilla, driving is done on the left-hand side of the road, as in the UK. Before you set out to drive, you must have a valid driver's licence from your home country and a local driving permit. Visitors can get an Anguilla driving permit at car rental agencies around the island.
Along with the basic requirements for driving on the island, travelers should remember a few simple tips to stay safe on the road. On most roadways, the speed limit is 30-50 kph (20-30 mph). Drivers should strictly observe the speed limit for the safety of themselves and those around them. Speed limit indications are usually easy-to-read circular signs outlined in red. If you become confused while driving, pull over and ask for assistance. A friendly local will surely be able to help you and point you in the right direction.
While you're keeping an eye out for pedestrians, you may also want to be alert for kids crossing the road, as well as free-roaming goats, who often wander into the middle of the road. Children are also known for doing the same thing. There are no side walks on the island, so pedestrians have to walk on the edge the road. Be especially careful at night time, as it may hard to see someone or something walking along the road.
Pay attention to speed bumps. Going over one too quickly can cause a painful little jolt and may even damage your vehicle. Speed bumps are particularly prevalent near villages, so look for warning signs and slow down when approaching these “sleeping policemen” who are meant to control traffic speed.