Guide to Driving In Northern Ireland - Drive Safe in Northern Ireland

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Northern Ireland and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

30 mph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

60 mph

rural
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motorway speed limit

70 mph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 35mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
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You drive in Northern Ireland on the Left side  
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The currency in Northern Ireland is GBP £
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 17 years of age
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Current fuel price in Northern Ireland 1.44 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Northern Ireland

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Northern Ireland?

Driving in Northern Ireland
Pocket guide to driving in Northern Ireland
Profile:
Northern Ireland
Belfast
GBP £
Driving in Northern Ireland
SPEED: (mph)
30
60
70
Speed limit in Northern Ireland
Holiday:
Rush hour in Northern Ireland
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Northern Ireland
FUEL:
1.35
1.45
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Northern Ireland
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Northern Ireland
MIN AGE:
17
21
Min driving age in Northern Ireland
DRINK:
35mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Northern Ireland
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Northern Ireland
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Northern Ireland
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Northern Ireland
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Northern Ireland

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Northern Ireland by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

There are numerous parking options in Northern Ireland, including multi storey car parks and on road parking. Many of the roads are metered. The requirement is that you display your parking ticket in the windscreen, failure to do this will result in a fine. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

What to do in an emergency

In an emergency, drivers should move away from the car and call the police. It is recommended that you stay at the scene of any accident until the police arrive.

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Northern Ireland Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Northern Ireland by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.49 1.44
May, 2019 1.54 1.45
Apr, 2019 1.49 1.39
Mar, 2019 1.47 1.37
Feb, 2019 1.45 1.35
Jan, 2019 1.45 1.35

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Northern Ireland and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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