Motorways in Malta

Malta has a public road network of 3096 km. Of these, with a hard surface – 2704 km.

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Toll roads

There are no tolls in Malta.

Parking in Malta

In 2007, Valletta introduced controlled vehicle access to reduce parking and traffic times in the city centre.

The KDA system automatically reads the license plate using special cameras to monitor when a vehicle enters and exits controlled areas. The system then automatically calculates the time the vehicle has remained in the CDA. Further, access and parking fees are calculated based on the rates issued by the traffic administration.

Road map of Malta

Basic rules of the road in Malta

Speed ​​limit

Standard speed limits in Malta (unless otherwise noted on signs). Cars and motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h

Vehicles with trailers:

  • in the village – 40 km / h
  • outside the village – 60 km / h

The maximum speed for passenger cars on the roads of European countries is valid.


The maximum allowable blood alcohol level is     0.8‰     .

If the blood alcohol level exceeds 0.8 ‰ and less than 1.0 ‰, the fine is 1200 euros and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months.

If your blood alcohol level exceeds 1.0‰, you will be disqualified for at least 6 months.

Alcohol content in Europe

Legal blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dipped beam

When driving through tunnels, dipped headlights are required.

Low beam use in Europe

In which European countries is the use of dipped beam during the day mandatory?

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed to travel if they are using a child restraint system that is appropriate for their weight.

Children from 3 to 10 years old, up to 150 cm tall, must use a child seat or booster seat appropriate for their weight. In their absence, standard seat belts can be used.

Fine from 11.65 to 58.23 euros.

Rules for carrying children in Europe

Requirements for the transportation of children in passenger vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is    mandatory    for front and rear passengers.

A fine of EUR 46.59 per non-seated passenger.

Using your phone while driving in Malta

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows hands-free conversations while driving.

The fine is 100 euros.

Using a mobile phone while driving in Europe

Fines for phone calls while driving in Europe.

Fines in Malta

Fines should not be paid on the spot. However, if you violate the parking rules, for which a fine is charged, it can be paid on the spot. Penalties for traffic violations in Malta:

About speed23.29 – 116.47 euros
Movement along the inner (reserved) lane€ 100
Do not drive on the left side of the road11.65 – 58.23 euros
Overtaking on the left11.65 – 58.23 euros
Driving through a red light250 euros
Failure to comply with the requirement to clear space for pedestrians11.65 – 58.23 euros
No priority for a vehicle at a roundabout11.65 – 58.23 euros
Sidewalk parking23.29 euros
Parking less than 4 m from the pedestrian crossing23.29 euros

The fine will be affixed to the windshield of the vehicle or mailed. The fine must be paid within 7 days. If payment is not made within this period, the perpetrator will be held accountable.

Useful information about Malta


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Unleaded petrol (95) and diesel are available in Malta. LPG stations are not available. Fuel prices are regulated by the state.

On the territory of the country it is forbidden to transport gasoline in a canister on ferries in a car.

Average fuel prices in Europe

Changes from the previous period are displayed. Updates every two weeks.

emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Information office – 190
  • Police – 191
  • Ambulance – 196
  • Fire brigade – 199

Required Equipment

In Malta, there are no requirements for equipment that must be carried in a vehicle.

Mandatory equipment in a car in Europe

Requirements for equipment that must be present in a car in different European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Malta is optional.


The use of studded tires is not regulated.

Anti slip chains in Malta

The use of antihorn chains is not regulated.

Winter car equipment in Europe

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other regulations in Malta

It is recommended to have a warning triangle in the car.

The number of parking spaces in Valletta is extremely limited.

In the vicinity of Valletta there are car parks for interception, from which free transport is organized to the center.

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