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Driving Laws in Monaco

Driving: In Monaco they drive on the right overtake on the left

Drinking and driving: If the level of alcohol in the bloodstream is 0.05 per cent or more (0.02% for bus/coach drivers), severe penalties include fine, imprisonment and / or confiscation of the driving licence. Saliva drug tests will be used to detect drivers under the influence of drugs – severe penalties as above.

Driving licence: Minimum age at which a UK licence holder may drive a temporarily imported car 18, motorcycle (up to 80cc) 16, motorcycle (over 80cc) 18. Fines: On-the-spot fines or ‘deposits’ are severe. An official receipt should be issued. Vehicles parking contrary to regulations may be towed away and impounded.

Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95 & 98 octane), diesel (Gazole) and LPG available. No leaded petrol (lead replacement petrol “Super carburant” available or lead substitute additive). Petrol in a can is permitted but forbidden by ferry operators

All passengers are required to wear a seat belt.

Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to sit in the front seat.

It is compulsory that all cars have seatbelts, both in the front and back of the vehicle.

All cars must carry a yellow fluorescent jacket, which the driver can put on in an emergency. The jacket needs to be kept in the car, not in the boot. If you fail to carry a yellow fluorescent jacket you may receive an instant fine of up to 130 Euros if stopped by police.

Drivers are also required to carry a red warning triangle which can be used in the event of an accident or breakdown.

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