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Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Poland. All drivers should note that prison sentences are likely for anyone who found with more than 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in their system.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
β€’10.2 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
β€’18

Maximum speed limit
β€’Speed limits vary across Poland; check local signposts for maximum speeds

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
β€’Zero is recommended

Equipment required in car
β€’A warning triangle
β€’Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps

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 even if 'Euro-plates' are fitted

General requirements
β€’Seatbelts must be worn by all occupants
β€’Drivers must use dipped headlights during the day

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.