The licenses issued by any State belonging to the European Union are valid within the whole EU territory, therefore also in Italy.
If you have a driver’s license issued by a non-EU country you need an international driving permit or a sworn translation of your driving license. To be able to drive in Italy you must be 18 years of age. You drive with your right hand and overtake on the left. According to the new highway code, in force since 01/07/03, it is mandatory, for all motor vehicles, to turn on the low beam lights, the position lights and the number plate lights, in any suburban road and on the motorway. In the city, however, we have the right to choose whether to keep them lit or not. The obligation to turn on the lights is also valid in the city for all two-wheeled vehicles (mopeds and motorcycles).
The horn should not be used in residential areas, except for emergencies. Trams and trains take precedence. The use of front and rear seat belts (if the car is provided), is mandatory and penalties can be applied to both the driver and passengers. On the roads with two or more lanes of roadway, the right lane will be occupied; the lane or the left lanes are reserved for overtaking. When you arrive at an intersection, you must give precedence to cars coming from the right, unless otherwise indicated. Motorcycles that do not exceed 150 displacement can not travel on motorways under any circumstances. The helmet is strictly mandatory for those driving mopeds and motorcycles of each displacement.
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Road code: www.aci.it