Rules of the road
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The pleasure of driving in Ireland is that there are traffic-free roads and an easy driving style, this is due to the fact that in Ireland we abide by the rules of the road. In both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland seatbelts must be worn in both the front and rear of the car. Driving is on the left and drinking and driving laws are severe. The best advice is not to drink and drive under any circumstances. The rules of the road are strictly adhered to in both the Republic and Northern Ireland and there are no exceptions.
Republic of Ireland
Road safety in Ireland is taken very seriously and there are serious penalties for those who do not abide by the rules of the road. In order for you to relax and enjoy driving while in Ireland you should familiarize yourself with the rules of the road.
We recommend reading this PDF document on the rules of the road published by the Irish Road Safety Authority.
When crossing the border, remember, there will be changes to the rules of the road. The rules of the road in Northern Ireland are the same as the United Kingdom.
To familiarize yourself with the Northern Ireland rules of the road we recommend reading this guide.
If you adhere to the rules of the road and drive safely you will have a relaxed, fun and exciting vacation.