Driving in Italy
Road rules in Italy
When you are hiring a car abroad, it’s useful to be prepared for the different driving laws in the country you are travelling to as well as checking the documents you need to carry.
To help make your trip to as smooth as possible, we've put together some of the key road rules in Italy.
- These rules are to be used as a guide and are subject to change. Please check with your Avis representative if you have any questions.
- Your Avis representative can advise you on toll and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Which Side of the Road?
In Italy, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Do not use horn in a built up area unless in danger.
- There are historical areas in which you cannot drive. Lookout for “Zona traffico limitato”
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 55 mph (90 km/h)
- Dual Carriageways: 68mph ((110km/h)
- Motorways: 80mph (130km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- Children under 3 or measuring less than 150cm must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Warning triangle
- Reflective jacket
Please ask your Avis representative, whether snow tyres are compulsory at the time of your arrival
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number