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Helpful Driving Information

The most important traffic regulations and other helpful details about law in Italy

Watch out on South Tyrol’s roads.

  • Exceeding the speed limit is punished with heavy fines: Exceeding the limit by 10 km/h with a fine of € 100 and more; by 40 km/h and more the driving license is withdrawn for several months.

  • Since 2004 warning vests are obligatory - you must carry it always with you in the car to have the possibility to show it or to use it in emergency cases.

  • You must use dipped headlights during the day while travelling on motorways and major roads outside cities.

  • Watch out: On the Brennero Motorway (A22) between Brennero and Bolzano Sud, the maximum speed is limited to 110 km/h - not to 130 km/h as usual on Italian motorways.

  • Always give way to pedestrians crossing the crossways. Otherwise you face high fines!

  • Drunken pedestrians who are yelling loud in the streets will pay for it.

  • The use of mobile phones and other mobile devices at the wheel is prohibited.

  • Electric cars may only be parked at the charging stations for the duration of charging.

  • E-scooters may travel at a maximum speed of 20 km/h and 6 km/h in pedestrian zones. Driving and parking on pavements is prohibited.

  • An official ban on smoking in all enclosed public places has come into force in Italy on July 1, 2005. Fines may amount up to € 2,000. Few bars are not subject to the ban but are required to have designated smoking areas, which must be sealed off from the rest of the premises and fulfil strict criteria.

  • Buying faked brand products is punished with heavy fines.

  • Smoking cannabis is punished with the withdrawal of the driving licence or other valid papers; a charge is pressed.

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