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Greece

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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Greece. A popular holiday destination for all ages, but anyone who has held a licence for less than two years will be subject to a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
β€’11.3 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
β€’18

Maximum speed limit

Motorways:
β€’120kph/75mph
Open roads:
β€’110kph/68mph
Urban areas:
β€’50kph/31mph

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
β€’50mg
β€’If driver has held licence for two years or less, there is a zero-tolerance policy for driving with alcohol in your blood

Equipment required in car
β€’Fire extinguisher
β€’First aid kit
β€’Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps
β€’Warning triangle

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, or hire-car paperwork
β€’Motor insurance policy

Exterior markings
β€’A GB sticker unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted

General requirements
β€’Seatbelts should be worn when travelling in the front of the car. It is advisable to wear them in the back, too

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.