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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Estonia. Drivers who've held their full licence for less than two years should note that they'll be restricted to a maximum speed of 56mph when visiting this smallest of the Baltic states.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
β€’5.8 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
β€’18

Maximum speed limit
β€’These vary and are signposted.
β€’If driver has held licence for fewer than two years they cannot exceed 90kph/56mph outside built-up areas, regardless of the limit.

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
β€’Zero

Equipment required in car
β€’Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps
β€’A fire extinguisher
β€’A first aid kit
β€’A warning triangle inside the car
β€’Winter tyres, from December to February. It's illegal to use them from May to September

Documentation to be carried
β€’Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
β€’Original registration document
β€’Motor insurance policy

Exterior markings
β€’A GB sticker must be displayed on the back of the vehicle

General requirements
β€’Seatbelts be worn by all vehicle occupants
β€’Dipped headlights must be used at all times

On the spot fines issued
β€’Yes

This information is provided as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not intended as complete legal guidance. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.