If you’re planning on driving in a country you’re unfamiliar with, make sure you know the key laws before setting off.

Negotiating the roads and highways in foreign countries is challenging enough, without factoring in the rules and regulations which must be followed. A financial penalty, driving ban or possibly worse may be imposed if one or more of these is breached.

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European Driving Laws - In-country data map

Hover over each country in the map below to find out the essential driving laws to help you avoid any nasty surprises.

Please note: Whilst every effort has been made to make sure the information on this page is correct, the article is intended only to give a broad overview and its advisable that you seek detailed and up-to-date information from an official source before travelling.

The stated amount of alcohol permitted is measured by blood.

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