• Rules of
|Rules of the road flyer that is handed out to you by
the Cook Islands Police with your driving licence.
- Rarotonga and the rest of the Cook Islands is a relaxable enjoyable
place. Don´t be in a hurry. Drive at a leisurely pace. Relax and
enjoy the magic of our beautiful islands scenery and unhurried lifestyle.
- In the Cook Islands, we drive on the lefthand side of the road. Remind
yourself when you get into your vehicle, and also when you are turning left.
- The speed limit is 30km/h in a restricted and 50km/h on open road.
Giveaway = Yield to oncoming traffic
- There are NO traffic lights and only "one " pedestrian crosswalks
and a few sidewalks, so please drive carefully.
- Watch for children and their pets near or in the roadway.
Watch for people walking in or crossing the street at all times.
- Take extra care when driving on unsealed roads.
Watch for loose gravel and potholes.
- Only two persons are permitted on a motorbike, seated astride,
not side ways. Pillion passenger to be seated behind driver.
- Do not leave valuable items, such as money, camera, passport and wallet
in the car or motorbike unattended. Please don´t leave your keys in the car
or motorbike and remember to lock them when unattended.
- Pedestrians and bicyclists are urged to use the side of the road, not the middle.
- Buses make frequent stops, so please be extra careful and watch for off-loading
passengers, especially school children who may suddenly dart or run across the road.
- Passengers riding in the back of a pick-up truck must sit
in the bed of the truck, not on the side rails.
>>> RULES OF THE ROAD >>> by Cook Islands Police >>>
(it might also be safer to have the light on during daytime to be seen,
just as this beautiful Cook Islands police officer shows you here ;-)
Cook Islands Police reminded public in January 2006 that driving
on scooters or motorbikes without helmet is only allowed up to a
speed of 40 km/h. - Most villages are restricted speed zones that
allow not more then 40km/h. - All people who want to check out the
40 km/h speed in unrestricted areas have to wear a suitable helmet.
Helmets used on pushbikes are not suitable. - Have a look at the
beautiful police officer again. - She shows you the right dress ...