Car Hire Malta
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Are you looking for affordable car hire? Now a day’s it is very popular to rent a car, the majority choose to pick up a car at the airport. With car rental you and your family have the opportunity to take pleasant day trips in the areas surrounding, also you will not be dependent on public transport. By comparing prices of car rental from several players, you can save a lot of money. If you prefer to retrieve the rental car in the city center, this is also possible.
The country offers great natural and cultural experiences. It is advisable to book your car rental well before departure, so you’re sure to get just the car that suits you, at the lowest price. In certain periods there may be high demand among rental companies, and the cheapest cars are usually taken first.
Malta short guide
Republic of Malta has 405,200 inhabitants (2009), and consists of 6 islands in the Mediterranean. The largest islands – Malta, Gozo and Comin – is inhabited. Malta is the largest island in the country and are therefore often referred to as “main island”. It is located south of Italy and north of Libya – and 90% of the country’s population lives here.
The country’s official languages are Maltese and English.
The landscape of Malta consists of low hills and plains. The highest point is Ta’Dmejrek – located 253 m Malta has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, damp winters.
Malta is a major tourist destination with many historic and cultural sights, warm climate, great shopping, vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and beautiful scenery.
The capital Valletta is on Malta’s East Coast, and has 6,500 inhabitants (2008). The city has beautiful historic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Valetta is Malta’s main harbor area.
The most popular resort towns and excursion destinations in Malta’s Sliema, Mdina, St Julians, Meliha Bay island of Gozo and the capital Valletta.
Traffic and Driving Tips Malta
For driving in Malta, National driver licenses and International driving permits are accepted.
Holders of valid driving permits issued by any European Union member state can drive in Malta without the need to obtain additional permits.
Visitors from non-European Union countries can drive in Malta with their valid driving permits for up to one year.
– in built up areas is 50 km/h (31 mph)
– outside built up areas 80 km/h (49 mph).
Rules to Know:
Maximum legal blood-alcohol level is 0.08%. If the blood alcohol level more than 1.0 %, driver will be deprived of his right to drive for not less than six months.
Traffic moves on the left side.
The minimum age for driving is 18.
Dipped headlights are required when drive in tunnels.
Children under 3 years can travel only in special children seats. In case of absence special children seats, it is allowed to use standard seat belts for children from 3 to 10 years of age.
Drivers and all passengers from front and rear seats must wear seat belts.
While driving, it is not permitted to use cell phones without hands-free systems.
School buses and public transport have right of way when they are leaving a public stop.
Vehicles must stop to let passengers on and off buses.
It is not permitted to use of horns in residential areas from 23:00 (11 p.m.) and 06:00 (6 a.m.).
It is not permitted to park at places marked double yellow lines.
Spot lights are prohibited.
Third party insurance is required by law.
Buses always have priority.
The police phone number is 191.
In 2007 in Valletta, the Controlled Vehicular Access (CVA) was introduced for the purpose of decrease of the duration of the parking time and traffic reduction in the city. The CVA system automatically reads out a car registration plate for monitoring the car entrance and departure from controllable zones. Then the system automatically calculates times, which the car remained in a zone, and payment for parking.
Penalties shouldn’t be paid on a place. Only a parking fine can be paid at a place.
It is recommended to have a warning triangle in the car.
In Malta, taxis, minibuses, buses, and public transport vehicles have letter “Y” on their car plates.
Radar traps are often used on the roads.
The island’s only airport – Malta International Airport – is located 5 km southwest of the capital Valletta.
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Popular Destinations Malta
Malta Airport – Balzan – Bugibba – Gozo – Griza – Luqa – Millieha – Msida – Qawra – Sliema – St. Julians – Valletta