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Traffic drives on the left

Traffic drives on the left, and traffic rules follow the British pattern. Main roads on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac are paved and fairly well maintained.

While many who come to the Islands to live bring their cars with them, there are new and used cars for sale in the Islands. Residents also shop for vehicles in Florida and check on-line for Japanese deportees. There are good garage and maintenance facilities. Parts are usually available for popular, newer models, but some parts may have to be specially ordered from overseas.

Residents also ride bicycles and motor scooters. Large motorcycles are becoming more popular, but they attract higher licensing fees.

There are lots of car rental companies and taxicabs. The taxis queue at the airport, port, downtown George Town, and at large hotels. You can also telephone for a cab. There is a bus service on Grand Cayman.

For pleasure craft, there are marinas and public boat ramps and moorings.

Inter-island travel is done occasionally by boat but mostly by air.

For more information, visit the websites of the National Roads Authority and the Department of Vehicle and Driverís Licensing.

Last Updated: 2011-02-15