The Trans-Canada Highway ( Route 1) crosses the island portion of Newfoundland west to east from Port Aux Basques to St. John’s, a distance of 902 kilometers. Secondary highways along the route provide many fascinating, “ off-the-beaten-track” side trips.
Anyone flying and renting a car should consider landing and takeoff at airports on different coasts of Newfoundland to save repeat driving.
The use of seat belts is mandatory in Newfoundland Labrador. Radar detectors are illegal and it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol limit exceeding .05 milligrams of alcohol per litre of blood. The use of hand held cell phone by drivers when driving is prohibited.