Radar traps are frequent. Speeding and other traffic offences are subjected to extremely heavy on-the-spot fines.
Italy has rigid drink driving laws as compared to that of , only allowing 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per milliliter of blood ( 0.8).
Seat belts front and rear are obligatory everywhere.
Motorcycle drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets.
One should be careful when setting off from service stations or restaurants on the left side of the road and while overtaking any vehicle.
Children in cars: children under four cannot travel unless they use a suitable restraint system. Children between four and 12 cannot travel in the front unless using a suitable restraint system.
Headlamp converters are compulsory.
Horns are widely used to warn other vehicles of one’s approach, although they are officially banned in residential and commercial areas.
Lights: dipped headlights must be used in poor daytime visibility inside the tunnels, on motorways, dual carriageways, and on all out of town roads. Motorcycles must use dipped headlights during the day at all times.
Minimum age for driving for license holders is 18 for a car and for a motorcycle over 125cc .
One must always carry your driving license, vehicle registration document (V5), and certificate of motor insurance. In case one’s license is without a photograph one should carry their passport to validate their license. Incase the vehicle is not in one’s name one should carry an authority letter of the registered owner of the vehicle.