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It is legal to drive in Italy with a valid driving licence.
In Italy the drive it is on the right side of the road.
Before arriving it is essential to ensure that you are adequately insured and that your vehicle is roadworthy.
It is also important to note that all drivers and passengers must wear seatbelts.
It is also prohibited to drive whilst using a hand-held mobile phone or similar device.
Motorcyclists must wear a safety helmet.
For the safe of you and the others drivers, please respect the speed limit. Radar traps are frenquent!
During summer holidays drivers traditionally make longer trips on the road. If you feel tired, stop the car into a breaking area and sleep. A cup of coffe it's not enough!

All the cars have to move with “LIGHT ON”

A) Upon the motorways
B) Upon speedway like for example FI-PI-LI(FI
renze-PIsa-LIvorno)
C) Upon road out from Town /City center

Motorcycle have to move always with “LIGHT ON”
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  1. The speed limit upon motorways it’s 130 Km/h.
  2. The speed limit upon motorways in rainy conditions or low visibility it’s 110 Km/h.
  3. The speed limit crossing an urban area it’s 50 Km/h.
  4. Drive under alcoholic effects it’s severely forbidden.
  5. Driving under the influence of drugs it’s severely forbidden
  6. During the drive, respect always safety distance.

    Seat Bells are compulsory for front and rear seat occupants

Drive under alcoholic effects it’s severely forbidden.
Alcohol consumption is permitted in Italy, but the Italian road code states that when driving a vehicle, the amount of alcohol in the body cannot exceed 0.5 grams per liter of blood.To estimate whether a person has drank too much alcohol, the following factors must be taken into account:
• men reach their limit when drinking 20 grams of alcohol with an empty stomach;
• women reach their limit when drinking 15 grams of alcohol with an empty stomach;
• the kind of alcoholic drink and its quantity;
• age: younger people reach their limits before adults;
• weight: lighter people reach their limits before heavier people;
• drinking on an empty stomach causes one’s limit to be reached faster. The effects can include:
slower reactions, increased stopping distance, poorer judgement of speed and distance, reduced field of vision.
Alcohol also tends to make you feel over-confident and more likely to take risks when driving, which increases the danger to all road users, including yourself.Drivers of all types of vehicles can only use cellphones with a hands-free device or earphones.

CHILD PASSENGERS Up to 3 years
• in front, children must sit in an approved carseat which must be fastened to the front seat with a seatbelt.
• in rear seats, the same approved carseat may be used but only if the child is accompanied by an adult who is at least 16 years old and is wearing a seatbelt. From 3 to 12 years and 150 centimeters high.
An approved carseat, suitable for the weight and height of the child may be used, or children can sit directly on the seat with a seatbelt if a regulation device for children is on the seatbelt.
From 12 years on, or if the child is over 150 high The child can sit on both front and rear seats wearing a seatbelt.

     
     
 
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