Greece

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Pete Barden
10 July 2012

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):
•11.3 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
•18

Maximum speed limit

Motorways:
•120kph/75mph
Open roads:
•110kph/68mph
Urban areas:
•50kph/31mph

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
•50mg
•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
•Fire extinguisher
•First aid kit
•Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps
•Warning triangle

Documentation to be carried
•Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
•Original registration document, or hire-car paperwork
•Motor insurance policy

Exterior markings
•A GB sticker unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted

General requirements
•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.