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Driving in Chile

Information acquired on 18/10/2010

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 (recommended only).

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party (recommended only).

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


Maximum alcohol level : 0.05 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 8 years.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 4 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 compulsory .

On snow covered roads.


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 100 kph.

On motorways : 120 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Automóvil Club de Chile (ACCHI)

Av. Andrés Bello 1863

- Providencia, Santiago


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