Foreign visitors from European Union countries may drive in San Marino with their domestic driver licenses. Drivers from non-European Union countries can drive with their original driver licenses accompanied by International Driving Permits for one year. If a person has moved his residence to Italy, after one year driving with his driver license issued by the country of his last residence, he must exchange his driver license.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
  • All children under 4 years must use a suitable child restraint to be ridden.
  • Children from 4 to 12 years of age cannot be transported in the front seats unless they have appropriate seat restraints.
  • While riding, motorcyclists must wear protective helmets.
  • The speed limit in built-up areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), outside built-up areas – 90 km/h (56 mph) on ordinary roads and 110 km/h (68 mph) on dual carriageways, and on motorways – 130 km/h (81 mph). If using snow chains, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph).
  • A warning triangle, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and spare bulbs for car external lights must be present in every vehicle.
  • The third party liability insurance is mandatory.
  • The legal drink driving limit is 0.05%.
  • Drivers must use dipped headlights during the day on motorways and dual carriageways.
  • Drivers may use their horns in built-up areas in cases of extreme danger only.
  • It is not permitted to carry any radar restriction whether or not it is switched on.
  • Drivers who are driving vehicles with overhanging loads must have red and white striped reflective panels on the back of their cars.
  • It is illegal to carry a child less than 5 years of age on a moped or motorcycle.
  • Snow chains are required from the 15 October to the 15 April.
  • The police phone number is 113.

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