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NEW HIGHWAY CODE

On 30 June 2003 the new highway code came into force.
The most dangerous infringements on the motorway are: breaking speed limit of 130 km/hr by over 40 km.; travelling on the wrong side of the road; travelling on the emergency lane; drunk driving; not maintaining the safety distance; overtaking on the right; carrying dangerous substances without authorization.


MAIN NORMS OF CONDUCT FOR MOTORWAY USERS

  • Do not break the maximum speed limit of 130 Km per hour.
  • Wear seat belts
  • Respect "no overtaking" regulations
  • Always indicate when overtaking.
  • Always travel with headlights switched on, even during the daytime..
  • Only use a mobile phone while driving if it is equipped with an earphone or a loudspeaker.
  • Do not exceed the alcohol level of 0.5 grams per litre.
  • In case of fatigue, stop at a service station or lay-by area.
  • Use the first free lane on the right.
  • Do not ever do a u-turn and do not drive in reverse.
  • Respect safety distance.
  • Do not use the emergency lane

For further information and details on the highway code see the website of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructures