How to drive in EU countries? Restrictions, requirements, regulations, fines. GDDKiA Guide

The Directorate General for National Roads and Motorways has published infographics with the most important information for motorists who plan to drive on the roads of some European countries. In addition to the speed limits in force in a particular country, you will find data on the permissible alcohol concentration in the body and information that could surprise Polish motorists on the spot: for example, the fact that motorists entering the Danish highway do not have to make way for cars driving there. already go behind.

Łukasz Dybkowski of the press service of the Directorate General for National Roads and Motorways informs that the data collected from EU countries should help drivers from Poland to cross the territory of another country efficiently and stress-free.

– We tried to collect all the necessary data: for example, we indicate that on the Greek roundabout motorists have right of way, and in Montenegro you can pay a fine for exceeding the speed limit by 1 kilometer per hour – he explains.

Also read: why does a Pole die three times more often than a Swede?

What about on foreign roads?

Austria

Drivers should note that a vignette is mandatory on highways and expressways. Speeds up to 130 km/h are slow on highways.

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Bulgaria

Watch out for traffic lights – driving through a red light can lead to a fine, loss of driver’s license and registration certificate.

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Croatia

Fines imposed by the Croatian police must be paid immediately – either at the place where the offense was committed or by payment at the nearest post office.

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Montenegro

Driver – look at the speedometer. The Montenegrin police can impose a fine of 100 euros for speeding at … 1 kilometer per hour.

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Czech Republic

The driver behind the wheel in the Czech Republic is not even allowed to have the minimum amount of alcohol in the body. In the event of a traffic jam on a highway or highway, create a three-meter life corridor for emergency vehicles.

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Denmark

Motorists should be vigilant when driving near intersections. The regulations in force in Denmark do not require deployed vehicles to give way to vehicles already on the highway. According to the regulations, traffic must be “smooth”.

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Estonia

Passenger car drivers can use freeways and freeways for free.

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Finland

A driver driving on Finnish roads should remember that it is imperative to give way to pedestrians and cyclists.

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France

If you exceed the speed limit by 30 kilometers, your driving license can be canceled with immediate effect. There are also other limits for the permitted blood alcohol concentration, depending on the experience behind the wheel: drivers who have held a driving license for less than three years are allowed to have 0.2 per mille; the more experienced: up to half a promille.

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Greece

Beware of roundabouts – a vehicle on a roundabout must give way to cars that want to enter it!

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Spain

After issuing the ticket, the police will stop the vehicle and keep the documentation. You can only start your trip after you have paid for it.

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Lithuania

The restriction on vacant land depends on the surface – you can drive 90 km/h on an asphalt road. 20 km/h less on unpaved roads.

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Latvia

It is prohibited to drive faster than 100 km/h on highways and highways.

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Germany

There is no speed limit on German highways. Instead, the recommended speed is 130 km/h.

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Norway

Due to air quality concerns, diesel cars are not allowed into some of the largest cities.

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Portugal

When you travel, it’s worth making sure your liability insurance doesn’t end. If the police declare it invalid, they can impose fines of 500 to 2,500 euros and also detain the vehicle until the case is solved.

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Slovakia

If the driver does not pay the fine in cash, he or she will lose the driver’s license for 15 days. To pick them up, he has to pay a fine.

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Slovenia

Tolls are charged on all highways and expressways. Passenger car drivers must purchase a vignette before traveling – only truck and bus drivers can purchase it at the gates.

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Switzerland

A foreign tourist cannot get a loan ticket, he has to pay for the ticket on the spot.

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Sweden

Motorists are not allowed to stop on sidewalks and green areas.

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Hungary

A Hungarian police officer cannot accept cash as a form of payment of the fine. During the inspection, the car is allowed to stand still for a maximum of two hours for a technical state check (even if it has a valid inspection).

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Italy

The driver must pay for the ticket immediately. If this is not possible, the car has to go to a parking garage. The parking fee must also be paid.

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