Monaco

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Monaco is a semi-enclave of France. Make sure you also read traffic laws of the country of France before visiting Monaco.

Handedness of road traffic

Monaco is a right-hand traffic country.

Speed Limits

The general speed limit in Monaco is presented in the table:[1]

General Speed limit in km/h (mph)
Type of vehicle / Conditions Built-up areas (entire country)
Motor vehicles 50 (31)[note 1]

Notes:

  1. The speed may be limited on certain sections of road to 30 km/h or even raised to 70 km/h as defined by the relative road signs.

Documents

  1. You have to be 18 years old with a valid full driving license in order to drive in Monaco. Driving licenses issued by any of the EU member states or the EEA are valid throughout the European Union, including Monaco. Drivers in possession of a license issued outside the EU are required to have an international driving permit (IDP).
  2. Registration certificate.
  3. Certificate of Motor Insurance. Insurance documents from any EU country are acceptable, though holding an International Motor insurance card (Green Card) with you is a good practice.
  4. All foreign-registered with non-EU number plates vehicles in Monaco must display a nationality sticker at the rear. Separate signs are not needed for Canada, Mexico and the United States, where the province, state or district of registration is usually embossed or surface-printed on the vehicle registration plate.

Items required in cars or with motorcycles

  1. Emergency warning triangle. Two wheeled vehicles are exempted from this requirement.
  2. A reflective jacket that conforms with EN471 standard must be kept within the passenger compartment of your vehicle and must be put on before you get out in an emergency or breakdown situation. Riders of motorcycles should also carry a reflective jacket for emergencies.
  3. Right-hand drive (RHD) cars have to use headlamp converters to prevent dazzling oncoming traffic if their headlamps are not adjustable.

Winter conditions

The use of winter tires in not mandatory in Monaco.

Headlights

The use of headlights is not mandatory during daylight, except if conditions make their use necessary.[2]

Filling stations

Fuel types

  1. Unleaded petrol / gasoline (French: Essence sans plomb) Petrol is commonly called at the pump SP95 when it has an octane rating of 95 RON or SP98 / Super Plus 98 when it has an octane rating of 98 RON. The labels E5 and E10 that may accompany petrol fuel's name refer to the percentage of ethanol in the mix with it being 5% or 10% respectively and the rest of the mix consists of standard unleaded petrol.
  2. Diesel. In Monaco it is also called Gazole.

Fuel prices

A map of fuel station in Monaco :

  1. viamichelin.com.

The average prices for petrol and diesel can be found by following the previous links.

Electric vehicle chargers

You can find electric car and PHEVs chargers in Monaco on:

  1. eafo.eu
  2. lemnet.org, also available for Andorid and iOS

Road user charges

There are no any charging schemes for road use in the Principality of Monaco, neither tolls nor a toll sticker (vignette).

Urban Access Regulations

There are no restrictions for traffic based on vehicles' emissions level, air pollution level or any other restrictions in general.

References

  1. "Code de la route,", Titre - I DISPOSITIONS GÉNÉRALES RELATIVES À LA CIRCULATION, Paragraphe - 2 Vitesse, Article 11 .- ( Ordonnance n° 9.615 du 30 octobre 1989 ; remplacé par l' ordonnance n° 1.334 du 8 octobre 2007 )
  2. "Code de la route,", Titre - I DISPOSITIONS GÉNÉRALES RELATIVES À LA CIRCULATION,Paragraphe - 7 Éclairage et signalisation des véhicules,Article 35