It is mandatory to keep your lights on at all times when driving in the following countries: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Italy (on motorways), Finland, Poland, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and Lithuania. This regulation applies in Latvia between 1st September and 1st April.
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits: In general a BAC of 0.5 mg/ml maximum is tolerated. Efforts are being made to standardize legislation throughout Europe but there are a number of countries that still maintain their own BAC limits.
Other BAC limits in Europe are:
  • 0 mg/ml – Estonia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary
  • 0.2 mg/ml – Poland, Sweden
  • 0.4 mg/ml – Lithuania
  • 0,5 mg/ml – Spain (0.3 mg/ml for professional drivers). Some regions have projects for 0 mg/ml.
  • 0.8 mg/ml – Ireland, Great Britain, Malta
  • 0.9 mg/ml – Cyprus

It is essential to respect the legal limit because penalties for exceeding the BAC limit are severe in all countries.
Using a mobile phone while driving is strictly forbidden in all European countries. Fines can be as high as € 300 (Spain).
Source: FICC Secretariat

More information about drinking driving and legal alcohol limit: http://www.autocaravaning.eu/2012/11/drinking-driving-limits-in-europe.html

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