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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
Regional and Local Roads:
Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
•50mg or 20mg for professional, newly qualified and learner drivers
Equipment required in car
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
•A GB sticker on the back of the vehicle - unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted
•Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants
On the spot fines issued
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.