Traffic rules in Italy

Traffic rules in Italy

Traffic rules in ItalyHere is useful information about traffic rules in Italy. Read to find out more about how to drive in Italy.

* In Italy, drive on the right and overtake on the left
* The legal minimum age to drive a car or motorbike over 125cc is 18 years
* The legal minimum age to drive a motorbike of 50cc to 125 cc is 16 years
* The legal minimum age to drive a moped up to 50 cc is 14 years
* Seatbelts are obligatory in the front and must be worn if fitted in the back
* Children under 150cm must travel in a child seat adapted to their size and weight and wear additional safety belts (these must comply with national and European safety standards). Children may not travel in a non-adapted front seat until they are 150cm tall
* Mobile cellular phones may not be used when driving unless using a hands-free system
* On-the-spot fines will be handed out for drivers who use bus or cycle lanes
* Always give way to trains, trams, buses and emergency vehicles
* In towns and developed areas, priority is given to traffic joining from the right, unless otherwise stated
* Flashing amber traffic lights means proceed with caution but give way to traffic on the right
* On a gradient, the vehicle travelling uphill has priority
* Headlights should be switched on and dipped at all times of day or night when driving on motorways and dual carriageways outside towns
* If the car is not registered in Italy it must have the EU-style number plates with the origin of the car or a sticker denoting the car’s home country next to the rear number plate

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