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Brunei traffic rules require all to drive on the left side of the road and overtake on the right. Left turn are permitted at red light unless otherwise indicated by a sign at the intersection. Direction signals are required for turning and for changing lanes during travel. When approaching an accident or if your vehicle is disabled, hazard lights are required to be on at all times.
Only a driver and a passenger are allowed in the front seats. The passsengers in the front seats are required to wear seat belts. However, the Land Transport Department authorities insist that all those riding in an automobile are required to put on seat belts. Children under three years of age must be fastened securely in government- approved car seats.
All driver in Brunei should posses valid driver licences issued by the Land Transport Department. Licences can be renewed for one year or three year with the yearly licence fee being B$10. Brunei recognises valid international driving licences and valid licences issued in other countries for a period of three months. After this period, they then have to convert to Brunei licences. At times drivers with international licences need to attend an oral test.. Driving Licences can be renewed at almost all post offices and also at the Land Transport Branch Offices during office hours.
There is number of parking areas throughout the country. Drivers can park at multi-storey car parks, covered parks, and areas marked for municipal parking at certain rate. The rate varies from B$0.50 to B$2.00 per hour. Monthly rates are also available in certain parking areas. A number of parking areas have been privatised recently including the parking lots at the International Airport. Illegal parking carries fines ranging from B$50.00 to B$200.00.
Always proceed with caution and adhere to the speed limit: 15 miles per hour (mph) in school zones, 30 mph in business or residential areas and 55 mph on the highways unless road conditions (weather, traffic or accidents) require slower speeds.
Speed limits are posted clearly on signs alongside highways and all major roads.
Travelling beyond the posted speed limit is against the law and drivers are subject to fines in access of $200.00. Traffic police with hidden cameras and Enforcement Officers from Anti-Accident Unit of Land Transport Department will be patrolling the roads to detect any traffic offences.
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