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The small island of Lanzarote is a favourite destination for tourists on package deals to the many beach resorts. There are many great places to see here and getting around by public transport can be quite slow going making car hire a popular choice. There are many reputable rental companies on the island with a fantastic selection of cars for you to choose from.

Driving in Lanzarote is similar to most of mainland Europe where they drive on the right. If this is something unfamiliar to you, paying the nominal fee for car hire excess insurance in Lanzarote is a good idea. The main roads here are similar to A roads in the UK and have a 100kph national speed limit.

The driver of the car and all passengers must wear their seat belts and using a mobile phone when driving is against the law. The police have a tendency not to stop many tourists but driving badly of breaking speed limits will result in being pulled over. Drink driving limits are lower than in the UK and penalties are steeper.

Locals here generally know the roads on the island pretty well and can drive around them fairly quickly. They sometimes find hesitant tourists trying to find their way around a bit frustrating and overtake unexpectedly. Many also view indicating as optional and simply don’t bother. A wise precaution might be to ask the rental agency about car hire excess insurance in Lanzarote.

You can hire a car in Lanzarote as long as you are over 21 years of age, even though you can legally drive when 18, and you do need a valid full UK driving license. Some rental companies will also take a photocopy of your passport and hold a returnable cash or credit card deposit.

If you do plan to visit one of the remote beaches or quaint little fishing villages, taking out car hire excess insurance in Lanzarote is recommended. All of the Canary Islands have similar accident rates but being involved in one could prove costly with excess charges of up to £3,000.