Renting a car in Morocco is an easy and fun way to see amazing sights (like the Sahara Desert!) That said, there are a number of country-specific quirks you want to know before hitting the road. Here are our best tips for renting a car in Morocco:
1) Follow speed limits religiously – The main reason people have bad experiences when renting a car in Morocco are because they get caught speeding or fail to follow police stop protocols (the stops can appear out of nowhere, but will ALWAYS occur as you approach any town or city). Speed limits can drop from 80 km/hr to 30 in a matter of yards. So, keep you eyes peeled and your braking foot at the ready.
2) Understand how police checkpoints work – When approaching a police checkpoint you will typically see two signs: the first requires you to slow, the second, requires you to come to a full and complete halt. Wait until the authorities wave you forward after stopping or, if they want to examine you papers, simply hand over your driver’s license, together with the paperwork provided by your rental company.