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What dealerships can you buy a car at in Belize?
Viewed 18356 times since Fri, Mar 9, 2007
there are dealerships for almost all of the major U.S., Japanese, Korean brands and some European.  They can work on today's cars ... at some price.New Car Dealers In Belize Chrysler         Bravo Motors... Read More
Is there a shipping service from the USA Gulf States to Belize for an automobile-- passenger car ?
Viewed 15251 times since Mon, Mar 9, 2009
Most people drive their cars over from the States; that's the cheapest way. There are 3 shipping companies operating from Houston and Miami, but they mainly ship containers; The cheapest is from Miami: Hyde shipping. From Houston Concord shipp... Read More
How do I get around town?
Viewed 14567 times since Sat, Dec 30, 2006
Valid driver licenses are required to rent a vehicle. Golfcarts are considered vehicles, so the drivers must possess a valid driver's license - please don't let your unlicensed children drive - golf carts may be cute, but they are the same as an auto... Read More
Do you have a guestimate of what it would cost to ship a small pickup or vehicle to Belize?
Viewed 14428 times since Sun, Jan 28, 2007
It usually costs about $800.00 to ship a vehicle from Miami to most of Central America.  Some companies will actually pick it up at your door and containerize it for shipment while others require that you drop it off at a port.Shipping costs are... Read More
What is it like to drive in Belize? Is it safe?
Viewed 13246 times since Fri, Oct 10, 2014
I am getting this question often from travelers-nearly everyone flies into Belize International Airport, and from there, you can rent a car. If you are going to the Cayes, you can take the water taxi or a puddle jumper flight (Tropic or Maya Air), if... Read More
What is the best car for Belize?
Viewed 12360 times since Fri, Mar 9, 2007
Does anyone have a recommendation for the type of car that is ideal (or at least the best option available) for Belize for local mechanical service, gas consumption, and comfort? Toyota HiLux diesel 4WD crew cab pickup.  Or a Toyota Prado turbo... Read More
How can I get my car from Belize City to Ambergris? I have heard about a barge but I haven’t been able to find any real information about it.
Viewed 12133 times since Mon, Nov 19, 2012
Golf cart or Automobile Firstly, you have to have a valid permit from the San Pedro Town Council. You can call 226-2619 and ask for Caribbean Depot to give you a number for the barge Company schedule from Belize City to San Pedro. Please make ... Read More
What are requirements to operate a Scuba Dive boat?
Viewed 10416 times since Thu, Nov 13, 2014
Best of my knowledge, you will need a Masters License, thats just the captains License but they call it "Masters". If you have other dive masters on board and you only drive the boat you might get away with it. You should also have a Tour Guide Licen... Read More
Can I get a driver’s license or a renewal if I have outstanding tickets?
Viewed 7993 times since Thu, Jan 21, 2016
All applicants processing new importation,replacement ,renewing motor vehicle licenses and driver's license to kindly ensure that all traffic violation tickets are cancelled or application will be put on hold or denied until said violations are cle... Read More
Where can i get my car repaired in Belize?
Viewed 7736 times since Fri, Mar 9, 2007
All of the dealers service computer-based cars, and so do lots of  GOOD  mechanics. There are "shade-tree mechanics" everywhere, but there are lots of good mechanics with good tools, diagnostic computers, etc. to work on new cars. Befo... Read More
Getting or replacing a Belize Drivers License
Viewed 6490 times since Tue, Oct 25, 2016
After my last move I somehow could not find where my Belize drivers license got packed and I searched high and low to no avail.  I happened to explain the situation to one of my traffic police friends and he told me exactly what to do to or... Read More
I will come to Belize by car from Guatemala and back. What I need and where is the Carpark during my stay in San Pedro or Caye Caulker?
Viewed 6075 times since Thu, Apr 24, 2014
You will need to keep the car on the mainland, say Belize City or Corozal. There are no places on the islands to park cars. You can just leave your car in the parking lot at Municipal Airport, it is the smaller airport in downtown Belize City, f... Read More
Where can i get my car fixed in Cayo?
Viewed 5999 times since Sun, Apr 5, 2009
People come from all over Belize to get their vehicles fixed in San Ignacio at the two PERFECTO brothers.  Who worked for years in the USA.  They will get you parts.  Friend of mine just got a universal joint and drive shaft for $35 Be... Read More
Driving directions from Belize City Airport (BZE) to Placencia, Belize
Viewed 5943 times since Wed, May 25, 2016
This is a blend of the simplest/fastest/easiest way to drive from Goldson (the international airport) to Placencia - specifically Caribbean Beach Cabanas. It’s best if you print this entire email out and carry it with you. You will depart the a... Read More
Are vehicles allowed in Central Park?
Viewed 4408 times since Wed, Jan 20, 2016
No vehicles are allowed in Central Park without permission from the town board. Read More
Driving directions from San Ignacio to Placencia, Belize
Viewed 4056 times since Fri, Dec 16, 2016
Driving directions from San Ignacio to Placencia, Belize Follow the signs to the Western Highway. You can go on either bridge, as you can see on the right of this map. You can see the road marked Western on the far right. Follow the Western highway ... Read More
Motorcycle riding tips
Viewed 3601 times since Mon, Nov 7, 2016
Here are a few tips on riding motorcycles in San Pedro and Belize: Read More
School Zones
Viewed 3460 times since Tue, Feb 2, 2016
Drivers please slow down and take extra care when passing a school during times when the children are entering or leaving school. Be patient and give our kids a chance to cross the streets safely. A few extra minutes added to your trip is better th... Read More
How do I pay a traffic ticket? Do I pay the police at the time I get the violation?
Viewed 3445 times since Sat, Jan 23, 2016
The San Pedro Transport Department advises the public that traffic violations are dealt with by means of a ticket being issued, then you must pay the ticket at the San Pedro Town Hall's cashier where a reciept will be given to you. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTA... Read More
Drunk Driving, legal limit
Viewed 3421 times since Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law, but more importantly it is very dangerous for everyone . It is especially dangerous when the driver who is under the influence is a driver who has been placed in a position o... Read More
Motorcycle helmet laws
Viewed 3166 times since Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Following a serious incident on Angel Coral Street Friday night, the San Pedro Traffic Department will now be strictly enforcing the Motorcycle helmet laws. Despite repeated requests by the Mayor on Reef TV about the wearing of helmets and the carryi... Read More
Learners permits in San Pedro
Viewed 3070 times since Wed, Jan 20, 2016
Persons who hold a learners permit are reminded to follow the restrictions as they apply to the permit. Failure to do so can result the permit being canceled .. Also if you arrive at the traffic office for your practical test unaccompanied you will a... Read More
Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) closed weekends
Viewed 2934 times since Mon, Apr 18, 2016
The San Pedro transport department would like to remind the general public, that Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street) is closed from 6:00 pm sharp, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Read More
What is the law on carrying a load in your vehicle?
Viewed 2926 times since Thu, Jun 9, 2016
It's an offense to allow any part of a load being carried by any vehicle to touch the road, especially rebar. All loads must be secured. A fine of $250 for violations. This also damages the roads. Read More
Are you required to carry your drivers license?
Viewed 2655 times since Thu, Jun 9, 2016
All drivers are required by law to have a valid driving license and to keep it with them when driving. Failure to do so can result in a ticket or arrest. Read More
What is the speed limit on Ambergris Caye?
Viewed 2632 times since Wed, Feb 22, 2017
10mph in built up areas and 15mph everywhere else. From the Traffic Department, May 2017: Due to several recent accidents and the fact that some people, insist on driving with no respect for the laws and regulations of Belize with regards to speeding... Read More
Learner permit holders
Viewed 2588 times since Mon, Oct 31, 2016
As required by law any person driving a vehicle with a learners permit must display Learner plates on the front and rear of the vehicle or Motorcycle. *They must also be accompanied by a driver who holds a full license.* Any person arriving at the Tr... Read More
Can you drive on the beach?
Viewed 2188 times since Mon, Jan 23, 2017
No unauthorized vehicles are allowed on any beach on Ambergris Caye, Any vehicle seen driving on a beach area will be impounded. Read More
Golf Cart Rentals and Insurance
Viewed 2023 times since Tue, Apr 4, 2017
I wish to inquire about golf cart rentals and insurance for 5 days while I am visiting Placencia April 12 - 19th I am from Canada, have a valid drivers license and car insurance. Can I get insurance for the golf cart from the rental service?Thank you... Read More
Are vehicle permits transferable?
Viewed 1882 times since Thu, Dec 1, 2016
Vehicle permits are NOT transferable. There are some people who advertise vehicles for sale with permit. This is not right, anyone who wants to have a vehicle on Ambergris Caye must apply for a permit before purchasing or bringing a vehicle onto th... Read More
Who do I pay for traffic offenses?
Viewed 1833 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2016
The public is advised that under no circumstances should any money be paid to any Traffic Warden for traffic offenses. Any ticket issued should be paid at the Town Council cashier only and a receipt will be given to the payee. Any incident of a Traff... Read More
School crossings
Viewed 1674 times since Thu, May 11, 2017
Note that the speed bump that is across the road from Tropic to Sancas, is a pedestrian crossing, the children have told us that they are scared to use it because drivers do not stop for them. This is totally unexceptable, Children are to be given pr... Read More
Accessory LED Lights Illegal On Motor Vehicles
Viewed 1581 times since Tue, May 30, 2017
The Department of Transport takes this opportunity to inform the public that affixing of LED lights (inclusive of other lights varying in size and color) on to a motor vehicle without the written permission from the Department of Transport is an offe... Read More
Derelict and abandoned vehicles
Viewed 1565 times since Mon, Jun 5, 2017
It is the resonsibilty of the owner of a vehicle that has become derelict or abandoned to remove that vehicle from the island. Any vahicle that is on the island must pay the ACCT license every year, even if the vehicle is no longer being used, until ... Read More
Motorcycles that make too much noise
Viewed 978 times since Wed, May 9, 2018
The Traffic Dept' has received several complaints about some motorcycles that make too much noise, the owners of these motorcycles are reminded that it is an offense to operate any motor vehicle that makes too much noise (this also includes play... Read More
Learners Permits for Driving
Viewed 605 times since Tue, Jul 31, 2018
People who have a learners permit must follow the following laws. 1. When using a vehicle or Motorcycle,L plates must be displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle, these must have an "L" in red at least 6 inches high on a white back ground. 2. W... Read More
Do we need to Export our truck at the US border? At the Belize border? We will be there at least a year. If we are re-newing our Visa each month, do we need to Export at all?
Viewed 206 times since Wed, Feb 6, 2019
There is no need to export your vehicle when entering Mexico or Belize. For Mexico you need to get insurance and a vehicle permit. The permit is about $400 USD which you will be refunded back minus $59. If you enter Belize as a tourist they charge I ... Read More
How do I pay a traffic fine when I leave San Pedro and get back home to the USA?
Viewed 151 times since Wed, Dec 19, 2018
You have to pay the ticket when you are in San Pedro, at the Town Board… Read More
Can you guide me through the steps of registration and insurance after buying a car in Belize? I heard I’ll need to purchase the vehicle but get it inspected and registered in Dangriga.
Viewed 85 times since Wed, Feb 6, 2019
Bought a flight on Maya to BZ City and the seller picked me up. From there we test drove, traded cash, bought insurance and then had the title switched over. A very long process and very different than in Canada. All in all took about 5 hours to do i... Read More
Overnight parking a car when in Belize
Viewed 57 times since Wed, Feb 6, 2019
We will be driving through Belize in a couple of weeks (Mexico to Guatemala) and we're wondering if there are any safe places to park/store our car for a few days while we check out one of the islands. Vista Storage in Ladyville secure parking 2... Read More