Speed limits vary in the traffic environment across the island. These range from 50-80 kmph and up to 110 kmph.  There is an allowance of 17 km/h which the law permits for motorists to drive over the speed limit.  

A breakdown for breaching the 50 km/h speed limit is as follows:

  • Between 68 and 84kmph, two demerit points
  • Between 85 and 100km, four demerit points
  • Between 101 and 134kmph, six demerit points
  • Over 135 kmph, the driver is charged with dangerous driving and his/her licence will be suspended for a period of six months to a year depending on the discretion of the sitting judge. 

A breakdown for breaching the 80 km/h speed is as follows:

  • 97-114kmph, two demerit points
  • Between 115-125kmph, four demerit points
  • Between 125-134kmph, six demerit points

If the driver exceeds 135kmph, he/she is charged with dangerous driving and his/her licence will be suspended for a period of six months to a year depending upon the discretion of the sitting judge.

The law states that the legal alcohol limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath or a blood alcohol level of 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 10 millilitres of blood.

If intoxicated while driving and stopped by a Police Officer. After providing a breath test and if failed, you can, on conviction, can serve a term of up to 6 months in prison. You can also gain 14 demerit points on your driver's licence.

If caught a second time, you can be fined or be put in prison for a term of up to 12 months. If you refuse to do the breath test, you can be fined  or serve a prison term of up to 6 months.