🚗 Do tourists need a license to drive a car in Benin?

Yes, tourists need an international driving permit (IDP) to legally drive a car in Benin.

  • International driving permit (IDP) is required for tourists to drive in Benin

🚓 Driver rules in Benin

  • Speed limitations: The maximum speed limit on highways is 90 km/h (55 mph) and in built-up areas is 50 km/h (30 mph).
  • Mobile phones use: It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • Drunk driving: It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.8 grams per litre of blood.
  • Insurance: All drivers are required to have third-party insurance coverage.
  • Age limitations: The legal driving age in Benin is 18 years old.