Driving rules in Europe

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Which side of the road?

In Europe, please drive on the right side of the road.

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Country driving laws
  • Do not use the horn around Vienna and near hospitals, or you may be fined
  • Do not overtake buses when the yellow lights are flashing
  • Parking vouchers are required in many cities. These can be bought from a tabak, banks, hotels and some petrol stations.
  • You must always carry a warning triangle, first-aid kit and reflective jacket in the car
Country driving laws
  • Do not use the horn around Vienna and near hospitals, or you may be fined
  • Do not overtake buses when the yellow lights are flashing
  • Parking vouchers are required in many cities. These can be bought from a tabak, banks, hotels and some petrol stations.
  • You must always carry a warning triangle, first-aid kit and reflective jacket in the car
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Speed limits

All speed signs will be in km/h. For a standard Via Car rental vehicle with no trailer:

  • Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
  • Rural areas: 100 km/h (62 mph)
  • With snow chains: 50 km/h (31 mph)
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Child safety / Seat-belt laws

It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seat-belt Two seats vehicles (e.g., sports cars) may not transport children aged under 14 Children aged under 14, and less than 150cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size

Child safety / Seat-belt laws

It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seat-belt Two seats vehicles (e.g., sports cars) may not transport children aged under 14 Children aged under 14, and less than 150cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size

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Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat. This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.

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