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Driving in Turkey

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

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 10 years.

Minimum size of children allowed to ride in the front seat : 1.50m.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Studded tires prohibited


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 : 90 kph.

On motorways : 120 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Türkiye Otomobil Sporlari Federasyonu (TOSFED)

Göksuevleri Kartopu Cad. B168/A Anadoluhisari - Beykoz



Turkiye Turing ve Otomobil Kurumu (TTOK)

1. Otosanayi Sitesi yani - 4. Levent



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