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Tips for driving in Monaco

Driving in Monaco

Updated: 25 July 2024



Advice, Checklist & Legal Requirements

If you are looking to drive in Monaco then you you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid UK driving licence, insurance and vehicle documents.


What do I need to drive in Monaco?


Driver's checklist:

  •  · Valid driving licence
  •  · Proof of identification (passport)
  •  · Insurance documents (third part or above)
  •  · Proof of ownership (registration certificate)

If you do not own the vehicle you are driving, you are advised to obtain written permission from the registered owner.


Monaco Driving Laws

Seat belts are required for all passengers, whether in the front or back seat of the vehicle. No children under ten years old can seat in the front.


Equipment required by drivers:

It is compulsory in Monaco to carry the following safety equipment within any vehicle with more than 2 wheels:

  • · A Warning triangle
  • · Reflective Jacket
  • · Headlamp converters


Speed Limits

Speed limit within Monaco is 50 km/h (31 mph) unless signs mark otherwise.


Drinking and Driving

The legal limit is 0.50 milligrams of alcohol per millimitre of blood, being 0.8 in the UK.



The wearing of crash helmets is compulsory for both driver and passenger of any two-wheel motorised vehicle.


Mobile Phones

Using a mobile phone while driving is not allowed but the use of 'hands free' equipment is allowed.


General Driving Advice

So to recap here is our checklist for driving in Monaco:

  1. Ensure you have proper documentation: valid driving licence, ID, driving insurance covering driving in Monaco, proof of ownership (registration certification).
  2. Ensure all passengers are wearing seat belts and remember children 10 and under are not allowed to travel in the front seat.
  3. Ensure your car is equipped with the following safety equipment: A Warning triangle, Reflective jacket and Headlamp converters.
  4. Do not drink and drive.
  5. Observe local speed limits – as a general rule 50km/h (31 mph).


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Reference: The statistics mentioned on this page were sourced from the Reported Road Casualties Great Britain:2012 Annual Report and, to the best of Eurobreakdown.com’s knowledge, are correct at the time of publication (June 2014).


For general European driving tips click here