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Driving in Germany

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.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport (recommended only).

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.


Regulations

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

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 12 years and 1,50m.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) for two-wheeled vehicles all year round.

Studded tires prohibited


Equipment

Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.


Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 100 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.


Auto clubs

ADAC

Am Westpark 8

81373 - MÜNCHEN

Germany

Automobilclub von Deutschland (AVD)

Lyoner Straße 16

60528 - FRANKFURT am MAIN

Germany

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