Traffic Rules Canada


In towns 50 km/h
On motorways 100 km/h
On highways 80 km/h
Right-hand driving/left-hand driving Right-hand traffic
Alcohol 80 mg/100 mL (at times only 50 mg/100 mL)
Seat belt mandatory yes
Child Safety Seat Varies between regions, no longer required after the age of 10.
Mobile phone Only hands-free telephones may be used.
Right of Way First come, first serve at junctions with stop signs.
Specific rules of the counry School busses with warning lights may not be overtaken, even from oncoming traffic.

Free right turn after stopping at red lights (not in some places in Quebec, watch signs).

Dipped beams must be on during the day.

No open containers of alcohol may be transported within the passenger compartment.


Driver´s license

A UK driving licence is valid.

Minimum age

The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

Fuel Information

There are two options:

1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.

2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.


The legal amount of cover is very low. It is therefore recommended to check the amount of cover offered and buy supplemental insurance if necessary.

This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.