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Driving in Sardinia.

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Rare flowers and national parks.

Drive and discover the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Cyprus. Sardinia, found just off the coast of Italy is home to a diverse selection of rare animals and flowers. There are three national parks to explore, so there are plentiful reasons to hire a car in Sardinia.

The cuisine is second to none with Rock Lobster, Squid and Tuna appearing on menus throughout Sardinia. Rent a car here and you will open up this island utopia, one you’re sure to want to revisit.

Why not read our Sardinia travel guide? You may also like to view information about destinations in Sardinia.

Tips for driving in Sardinia

Which side of the road do they drive on?

Traffic drives on the right here.

Seat belts

Seat belts must be worn at all times in the front and rear of the vehicle.

Driving with children

Children are only allowed in the front passenger seat if they are at least 12 years of age or they are in a suitable child restraint.

Blood alcohol limit

The blood alcohol limit is 50mg per 100 ml of blood. For those who have held a driving licence for less than 3 years and professional drivers the blood alcohol limit is nil.

Can I use a mobile?

The use of a mobile phone in a car is only allowed if you either have a hands free kit or headset.

Reflective vests, triangles & other essentials

A reflective vest must be kept in the vehicle at all times. It is also compulsory to carry a warning triangle.


Parking is generally on the right hand side in Sardinia. Parking is in blue zones where a disc is often needed. These can generally be bought at Service Stations and operate in most towns.

On the spot fines

The police are able to impose fines and collect a quarter of the maximum fine amount from drivers of foreign registered vehicles. If you are caught speeding, you will receive a fine up to several months later.

Horns and headlights

It is mandatory to use dipped headlights during the day outside built-up areas and during snow and rain or poor visibility.

Variable speed limits

The speed limits are lowered by 20kph in wet weather on both dual carriageways and motorways.

What should I do if I breakdown?

If you breakdown, you must put on a reflective jacket and place the reflective triangle 30m behind the vehicle to warn other drivers. Call the supplier who will be able to advise you further. It is recommended you contact ourselves at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.

What should I do if I have an accident?

If you’re in an accident, you MUST notify the Police and the car rental provider and get an accident report for insurance purposes. Failure to do so may result in you footing the whole bill. It is recommended that you contact ourselves to ensure you follow the correct procedure.


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