Going abroad - Ireland

Other specific rules


Mandatory day time running light All new cars must have daytime running lights (mandatory since 2011).


Safety equipment for cyclists Safety equipment for cyclists, e.g. helmets, reflective vests are not mandatory. However, their use is actively encouraged. Bicycles must have a bell, a white light to the front and a red light to the rear.

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