Monte Carlo might have a reputation for high speed, but don’t be fooled into thinking you can get away with impersonating Lewis Hamilton on the streets; the city’s speed limits are strictly enforced.
Speed limits vary depending on the weather. In dry conditions, the limits are 50kph (31mph) in built-up areas, 90kph (55mph) in non-built-up areas and 110kph (68mph) on urban motorways.
In wet weather, these lower speed limits apply: 80kph (50mph) in non built-up areas and 100kph (62mph) on urban motorways. These lower limits also apply to motorists who have held a driving licence for less than two years.
The legal age for driving is 18 years old. To drive in Monte Carlo, you must have a valid driving licence, insurance documents and vehicle documents. You must also carry a warning triangle, reflective jacket and fit snow tyres if driving in winter conditions.
Monte Carlo’s roads are busy but the city is well signposted and traffic moves slowly, which makes it easy to get around. As with the rest of continental Europe, traffic drives on the right.