Section : Traffic Information
Safety of Public Transportation: Public transportation is not available
Urban Road Conditions/Maintenance: Fair
Rural Road Conditions/Maintenance: Poor
Availability of Roadside Assistance: Non-existent
Streets in the city of Sao Tome are paved, but large potholes are common. Major roads outside of town are also paved, and they are less worn. Animals on the roads can be a major obstacle. There is no street lighting outside the capital. Some roads may be impassable without a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Only a few miles of paved roads exist on the island of Principe and their conditions are similiar to those in Sao Tome.