Kuwait Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving In Kuwait
Roads are modern and in good condition but driving standards are poor. Speeding and aggressive behaviour is widespread and traffic rules are flouted. Drivers will approach behind you at high speed and flash their lights to make you move over. Accidents are a regular occurrence due to driving style and the high density of cars on Kuwaits roads. If you are in an accident it is compulsory to wait at the scene till police arrive. Alcohol is prohibited in Kuwait so if you are found to be driving under the influence it will be viewed as a serious offence which could result in a jail sentence.
Kuwait Car Rental –
Hertz, Europcar, National,Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar have branches here. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as ebookers.com. or Expedia
These are some local companies –
Kuwait Self Drive Rules –
International Driving Permit is mandatory and you will need to pay a fee for insurance to drive on the licence. It may be possible to take vehicles outside Kuwait but rules vary per company so you should enquire about terms when you reserve the car. The minimum age for driving is 25.