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Tolls, tips and driving advice

Touring tips

Drinking and driving: Maximum level of alcohol in the bloodstream is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood / 35 micrograms of alcohol on 100 milliliters of breath or 107 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of urine. 

Driving license: The minimum age at which an Irish license holder may drive a temporarily imported car and / or motorcycle is 18. 

Fines: No on-the-spot fines are imposed, except when a vehicle is clamped or towed away. 

Fuel: Leaded petrol and LPG is not available. Unleaded petrol (97 octane) and diesel is available. Petrol in a can is permitted on payment of duty (purpose made steel container). 

Credit cards accepted at most filling stations; check with your card issuer for usage in Gibraltar before travel. 

Lights: The use of full headlights is prohibited; dipped headlights only are permitted during the hours of darkness.

Motorcycles: Wearing of crash helmets is compulsory. 

Motor insurance: Green Card compulsory (Irish motorists may, if they wish, produce an Irish certificate of motor insurance). 

Passengers/children in cars: Children under 3 must use a child restraint appropriate for their weight, in any vehicle. There is only one exception in that they are permitted to travel unrestrained in the rear of a taxi if the right child restraint is not available. 

A rear facing baby seat may only be used if the air-bag has been deactivated.

Children aged 3 and over and under 135cms must use an appropriate child restraint. A child over 12 or 135cms in height may use an adult seat belt. 

Seat belts: Seatbelt are compulsory for front/rear seat occupants to wear seat belts, if fitted.

Speed limits: The standard legal limits for cars and motorcycles is 50 km/h unless otherwise indicated by traffic signs.

Compulsory equipment

N/A - Compulsory equipment information is not available at this time

Other rules/requirements in Gibraltar:

The use of a car horn is not permitted within the city limits. The Spanish–Gibraltar frontier at La Linea is open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic of all EU nationalities and non-visa requiring nationals.

This information should be read in conjunction with general advice for motoring in Europe.

Toll Prices

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