Driving Advice Greece

Driving Advice GreeceGoing to Greece this summer? Here are som good advices for driving in Greece, that will keep you prepared and safe on your journey. General driving advice and special equipment for driving legaly in Greece. Use this as a checklist before you go to avoid any problems.

General driving advice Greece:
– A valid full driving licence. The original vehicle registration document and Your passport
– Make sure you have European breakdown cover.
– 112 is the emergency number across Europe.
– Don’t use a hand held mobile while driving.
– If you wear glasses, take a spare pair.
– It is recommended that you have a reflective jacket in the car – they are compulsory in many European countries.
– Speed camera / radar detection systems are illegal in most European countries. Come countries have also banned the use of sat navs which detect fixed speed cameras so ensure this is deactivated.
– Plan your journey
– There is only one safe rule when it comes to drinking and driving; if you drink, don’t drive.

Check your Car before taking of to Greece:
Service your car before you go to avoid expensive and frustrating breakdowns while away. Check the tread for wear – the legal limit in the summer for car tyres across Europe is 1.6mm but we recommend a minimum of 3mm as tyres wear quickly after 3mm. Check the tyre pressure – remember to check them when cold. Check tyres for any damage and replace them if you need to. Think about taking a puncture repair kit to get you on the road again without having to change a tyre, until you are able to get to a garage for a replacement.

Driving Advice Greece
– Warning triangleFirst aid kit
– It is compulsory to have third party motor insurance.
– When approaching a roundabout give way to traffic from the right on roundabouts and at crossroads.
– Please be aware of parking illegally and always look out for any signs throughout Greece, police could confiscate number plates.
– Speed limits for private vehicles without trailers (may vary, always look out for signs):
In built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h)Outside built-up areas 55 mph (90 km/h)Motorways 80 mph (130 km/h)Maximum speed limit if using snow chains is 31mph (50 km/h)
– Seat belts: Seat belts are compulsory for front/rear seat occupants (if fitted) Children up to the age of three must be seated using a suitable child restraint.

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