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Tolls, tips and driving advice

Touring tips

Drinking and driving: The maximum level of alcohol permitted in the blood is 0.02%. Fines for driving under the influence of alcohol can be very high. The driving license can be confiscated for a repeat offence. 

Driving license: An International Driving Permit (IDP) is compulsory for the holder of any type of an Irish driving license. The minimum age at which a visitor may drive a temporarily imported car and / or motorcycle is 18. 

Fines: At present the police are not allowed to collect money for fines on the spot from a visitor. If a visitor has not paid a penalty imposed before his departure or within 15 days, the offender’s vehicle can be detained. 

Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95 & 98 octane), diesel (Solyarka) and LPG is available. Petrol in a can is permitted. It is recommended to carry petrol in spare cans when undertaking long journeys. Credit cards are accepted at filling stations, check with your card issuer for usage in Ukraine before travel. Fuel is usually paid for in local currency. 

Lights: Dipped headlights should be used in poor daytime visibility. 

Motorcycles: Wearing of crash helmets is compulsory for both driver and passenger. Children under 12 and less than 145cm in height are not permitted as a passenger. 

Motor Insurance: Third party motor insurance compulsory. Green Cards are accepted. 

Passengers/Children in cars: Children under 12 and less than 145cm cannot travel as front seat passengers. 

Seat belts: It is compulsory for front seat occupants to wear seat belts. 

Speed limits: The signs indicating speed limits must be strictly adhered to. Standard legal limits, which may be varied by signs, for private vehicles without trailers are: 60 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside built-up areas.  110km/h on major roads and 130km/h on motorways. 20km/ph applies in some residential zones. Motorists who have held a driving license for less than two years must not exceed 70 km/h.

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

Other rules/requirements

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