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Driving in the Dominican Republic

Information acquired on 08/04/2010

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 driving age : 16 years.

Safety belt compulsory in front.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver.


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Set of spare light bulbs recommended.

Tow rope recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 45 kph.

On roads : 60 kph.

On dual carriageways : 80 kph.

On motorways : 100 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Automóvil Club de República Dominicana (ACD)

Av. Eugenio Deschamps 37 Los Prados


Dominican Republic

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