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Pete Barden
10 Jul 2012 23:01

Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Ireland. Anyone heading over the Irish Sea should note that the drink-drive limit in Ireland has recently been reduced to 50mg, or 20mg for newly qualified and learner drivers.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
•4.7 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers

Maximum speed limit

National Roads:
Regional and Local Roads:
Urban areas:

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
•50mg or 20mg for professional, newly qualified and learner drivers

Equipment required in car
•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 on the back of the vehicle - unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted

General requirements
•Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants

On the spot fines issued

Radar detectors

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.