Driving in Malta
Road rules of Malta
We have put together some key Maltese road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Malta location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Malta, please drive on the LEFT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Overtake to the right
- Do not use horn in a built up area unless in danger
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 24 mph (40 km/h)
- Rural areas: 37 mph (60 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt
- Children under 3 or measuring less than 150cm must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental carThere is no compulsory equipment needed for your Avis hire car in Malta.
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number