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Highways In Barbados

Driving in Barbados is a different experience for a lot of people who live in Europe or America. In Barbados the driving laws are different to other countries. The left hand side of the road is used in the country and it is important that you have a general understanding of the different laws regarding driving. It is also important that you have a good understanding of the roads whilst on the island. The following shows and offers advice on the different roads on the island:

There are a number of highways in Barbados. There are 7 main roads on the island that will take you through the 11 parishes. Throughout your travels you will notice the wide variety of different road conditions whilst on the island. You will notice that some roads are not smooth and you may find bumpy roads during your stay, and you may get lost whilst on the island, However, it is a 20 mile drive from one side of the island to the other and you will find your way not long after you arrive. In the country there are a distance of 800 miles of paved road which enables for quick travel around the island. The highways on the island are given a variety of different numbers. The main highway on the island is the ABC highway. The ABC highway is located in Bridgetown and is named after three politicians: John Adams, Errol Barrow, and Hugh Gordon Cummings. The ABC highway is a two lane carriageway and is an iconic road in Bridgetown. All of the highways on the island are named after numbers and take people to all corners of the island. The following is a list of the different highways on the islands and the locations that they visit:

  • Highway 1: Bridgetown to St Peter
  • Highway 2: Bridgetown to St Peter (Attaches to Highway 1)
  • Highway 3: Bridgetown to St Andrew
  • Highway 4: Bridgetown to St John
  • Highway 5: Bridgetown to St Philip
  • Highway 6: Bridgetown to St Philip (Attached to highway 5)
  • Highway 7: Bridgetown to St Philip
  • Princess Alice Highway:Bridgetown to St Michael
  • ABC Highway: St Michael to Christ Church

As you can see, there are a wide range of different highways up and down the country with the main highways being mentioned. Across the island there is also a wide range of different small roads that you will more than likely follow that don’t have a name however, these are twice as effective and will definitely help you with your transportation.

Driving in Barbados is an effective method of transportation. Whilst in a car, a journey from one side of the island to another will take around 20 minutes. This is a considerably quick time and driving will be sure to get you to your designated location in no time at all. Overall, driving is an excellent transportation method and will be sure to help you get the most out of your holiday. You will be able to visit a wide range of different locations in one day whilst driving, and it will definitely help you get more out of your holiday in Barbados.

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