Road Rules to Remember as You Travel Within Europe

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The holiday season is coming and most will be driving around Europe. To make sure you are on the right side of the law, here are a few laws to keep in mind from various countries within the EU including Switzerland.
Belgium:

  • Motorcycles and mopeds have to be ridden with their lights on  even during the day.
  • First aid kit, fire extinguisher and safety vest are required for all authorized vehicles in Belgium. Moreover, all motorists have to carry a warning triangle with them all the time.
  • The speed limit on motorways is 120 km / h

Bulgaria:

  • Driving with lights on during the day is compulsory from November 1 to March 1 .
  • Every driver should carry a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, warning triangle and safety vest
  • The speed limit on motorways is 130 km / h

 

 

Denmark:

  • Driving with lights on during the day is compulsory
  • Every driver should carry a first aid kit , fire extinguisher and a warning triangle
  • The speed limit on motorways is 130 km / h

 

 

Finnland:

  • Driving with lights on during the day is compulsory
  • Every driver should carry a warning triangle. The first aid kit , fire extinguisher and safety vest are optional but recommended

 

France:

  • Motorcycles and mopeds have to be ridden with their lights on  even during the day.
  • It’s recommended that motorists should have their lights on even during the day when driving outside built up areas.
  • Every driver should carry a warning triangle and safety vest
  • The first aid kit, fire extinguisher and alcohol testing device are optional

 

 

Greece:

  • Every driver should carry a warning triangle, first aid kit and fire extinguisher
  • Motorcycles and mopeds have to be ridden with their lights on  even during the day
  • The safety vest is optional

 

 

Great Britain and Ireland:

  • Motorcycles and mopeds may have their lights on during the day
  • The first aid kit and warning triangle are optional
  • The speed limit on motorways is 112 km/h (70 mph).

 

 

Italy:

  • Motorcycles, mopeds and motorists outside populated areas have to drive with their lights on during the day
  • The first aid kit and fire extinguisher are optional
  • A warning triangle and safety vest are compulsory
  • The speed limit on motorways is 130 km/h.

 

 

Croatia:

  • From October 31 – until March 31, motorists must drive with lights on ,
  • A first aid kit, warning triangle and safety vest for s are mandatory for all cars
  • drivers must always have replacement bulbs for headlights in the luggage .
  • Those who travel by car and caravan trailer , must carry a second mandatory warning triangle.
  • All commercial vehicles must carry fire extinguishers.
  • Speed ​​limit : 130 km / h

 

Luxembourg:

  • Motorcycles and mopeds have to be ridden with their lights on  even during the day.
  • It’s recommended that motorists should have their lights on even during the day when driving outside built up areas.
  • The first aid kit and fire extinguisher are optional
  • A warning triangle and safety vest are compulsory
  • pedestrians must wear the vests at night or on roads with poor visibility .
  • Maximum speed on motorways : 130 km / h

 

 

Netherlands:

  • A warning triangle but at night and in low visibility areas, it becomes compulsory
  • Maximum speed on motorways : 120 km / h

 

Norway:

  • Everyone has to drive with lights on during the day
  • Registered vehicles must carry safety vests .
  • Warning triangles are compulsory for all tricycles and cars.
  • A first aid kit and fire extinguisher are optional.
  • Tempolimit: 90 km / h

 

Austria:

  • In poor visibility vehicles must drive with light turn on.
  • First aid kits are compulsory for all ,
  • Warning triangle and safety vests are only compulsory for cars.
  • The speed limit is 130 km / h

 

Poland:

  • Warning triangles and driving with lights on is mandatory for all motor vehicles.
  • Safety vests and first aid kits are optional .
  • On motorways applies 140 km / h

 

 

Portugal:

  • mopeds and motorcycles have to have their lights on during the day .
  • There’s no regulations for foreign cars regarding the first aid kit, fire extinguisher, safety vest and warning triangle.
  • Maximum speed on motorways : 120 km / h

 

Spanien:

  • motorcycles have to have their lights on during the day
  • Warning triangle is mandatory for all motor vehicles
  •  all drivers have to wear a reflective vest in case of breakdown or accident.
  • the top speed is 120 km / h on motorways.

 

Slovakia:

  • light on, is compulsory for the whole year for cars and motorcycles.
  • first aid kit and warning triangle are mandatory
  • All motorists and bikers must wear a safety vest, in the event of a breakdown or an accident outside of populated areas .
  • a replacement lamp for headlights is compulsory .
  • Maximum speed on motorways : 130 km / h

 

Slowenien:

  • light on, is compulsory for the whole year for cars and motorcycles.
  • all inmates are have to wear a warning vest when they leave the vehicle on highways
  • Motorists also need to have a warning triangle at hand. Cars caravan need two
  • Fire extinguishers are only compulsory for trucks and buses.
  • The first aid kit, is mandatory but only for vehicles registered in Slovenia
  • a replacement bulb for the headlights are compulsory.
  • The speed limit on Slovenian highways is 130 km / h

 

Schweden:

  • light on, is compulsory for the whole year for cars and motorcycles.
  • the warning triangle is compulsory
  • First aid kit and fire extinguisher aren’t mandatory but are recommended
  • The speed limit is 120 km / h

 

Switzerland:

  • Motorists need to have a warning triangle at hand (not in the trunk).
  • first aid kits and fire extinguishers are optional
  • The speed limit is 120 km / h

 

Czech Republic:

  • Motorists have to drive with their lights on
  • Warning triangle  and safety vest are compulsory
  • The fire extinguisher is optional for private
  • Speed limit: 130 km/h.

 

 

Hungary:

  • Motorists have to drive with their lights on outside built-up areas
  • Warning triangle  and safety vest are compulsory
  • Pedestrians outside built-up areas have to wear a reflective vest at night and in areas with poor visibility.
  • The speed limit is 130 km / h

 

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