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Driving in Canada

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker (recommended only).

International Motor Insurance Card.


Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0 - 0.08 %.

Minimum driving age : 16 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) all year round.

Studded tires under certain restrictions .

Maximum Speed Limit for a Vehicle with Studded Tyres (kph) : .


Warning triangle recommended.

First-aid kit recommended.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 80 kph.

On motorways : 80 - 100 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA)

1145, chemin Hunt Club, bureau 202

K1V0Y3 - Ottawa (Ontario)


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