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Driving in Russian Federation

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence (recommended only).

International driving license.

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

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 : 0.00 %.

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 12 years.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 12 years.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) outside of built-up areas all year round.


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 60 kph.

On roads : 90 kph.

On motorways : 110 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Russian Automobile Society (VOA)

Leotjevskij per., 23

125009 - MOSKVA

Russian Federation

Avtoclub assistance Rus (ACAR)

Krasnogo Mayaka 26

117570 - MOSKVA

Russian Federation

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