Comparison of European traffic laws

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Country code Country Speed limit on motorway (km/h) Speed limit on dual carriageway (km/h) Speed limit on single carriageway (km/h) Speed limit in urban area Permitted alcohol level (%) Toll roads Seatbelt required Minimum child age (front seat) Triangle required First aid required Fire extinguisher required Spare bulb required Minimum driver's age Tow rope required
A  Austria 130 100 100 50 0.05 Yes All N/A Yes Yes Recommended No 17 Yes
AL  Albania 110 N/A 90 40 0 N/A N/A Recommended Recommended Recommended No N/A Yes
AND  Andorra N/A N/A 90 50 0.05 Front 10 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
B  Belgium 120 120 90 50 0.05 No[1] All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
BG  Bulgaria 140 N/A 90 50 0.05 Yes All 10 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
BIH  Bosnia and Herzegovina 130 100 80 50 0.03 Front 12 Yes Yes Recommended Yes 18 Yes
BY  Belarus 110 N/A 90 60 <0.03 Yes Front 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
CH   Switzerland 120 100 80 50 0.05 Yes All Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
CY  Cyprus 100 N/A 80 50 0.05 All 12 Yes, 2x Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
CZ  Czech Republic 130 (urban 80) 130 (urban 80) 90 50 0 (tolerated 0.02) Yes All 12 Yes Yes Recommended Yes 18 (17 for B1 cars) Yes
D  Germany [2] no (130 recommended) no (130 recommended) 100 (no / 130 recommended with two or more lanes per direction) 50 0.05 No[3] All N/A Yes Yes Recommended No 18 (17 with supervision of >30 years old driver) Yes
DK  Denmark 130 N/A 80 50 0.05 All N/A Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
E  Spain 120 120 90 50 0.05 Yes All N/A Yes, 2x Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
EST  Estonia 110 N/A 90 50 0 All N/A Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
F  France 130 (rain/wet 110) 110 (rain/wet 100) 90 (rain/wet 80) 50 0.05 Yes All 10 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 (16 with supervision of parents) Yes
FIN  Finland 120 N/A 80 50 0.05 All 3 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
FL  Liechtenstein N/A N/A 80 50 0.08 All N/A Yes Yes Recommended No 18 Yes
GB  United Kingdom 112 112 97 48 0.08 All N/A Recommended Recommended Recommended No 17 Yes
GR  Greece 130 N/A 90 50 0.05 All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
H  Hungary 130 110 90 50 0 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Recommended No 17 Yes
HR  Croatia 130 110 90 50 0 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Recommended No 18 Yes
I  Italy 130 110 90 50 0.05 Yes All 12 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
IRL  Ireland 120 N/A 100 50 0.08 Yes[4] All N/A Recommended Recommended Recommended No 17 Yes
IS  Iceland N/A N/A 90 50 0.05 All 14 Yes Recommended Recommended No 17 Yes
L  Luxembourg 130 N/A 90 50 0.05 All 11 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
LT  Lithuania 130 110 90 50 0.04 All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 16 No
LV  Latvia 110 N/A 90 50 0.05 All Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
M  Malta N/A N/A 80 50 0.08 Front 11 Recommended Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
MC  Monaco N/A N/A 50 0.05 N/A 10 Recommended Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
MD  Moldova N/A N/A 90 60 0 All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
MK  Macedonia 130 N/A 80 60 0.05 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Recommended Yes 18 Yes
MNE  Montenegro 120 N/A 80 50 0.05 Yes All 12 Yes Recommended Recommended No Yes
N  Norway 100 N/A 80 50 0.02 All N/A Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
NL  Netherlands 130 100 80 50 0.05 Yes[5] All 12 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
PT  Portugal 120 100 90 50 0.05 Yes All 12 Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
PL  Poland 140 100 (120 on expressways) 90 (100 on expressways) 50 (hours 5 till 23), 60 (hours 23 till 5) 0.02 Yes All N/A Yes Recommended Yes No 18 No
RO  Romania 130 N/A 90 50 0 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Yes Yes 18 (16 for B1 cars) No
RSM  San Marino N/A N/A 70 50 0.08 All 12 Recommended Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
RUS  Russia [6] 110 N/A 90 60 0 All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
S  Sweden 110 N/A 70 50 0.02 All N/A Yes Recommended Recommended No 18 Yes
SK  Slovakia 130 130 90 50 0 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Recommended Yes 18 Yes
SLO  Slovenia 130 100 90 50 0.05 All 12 Yes Yes Recommended No 18 Yes
SRB  Serbia 120 100 80 50 0.05 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
TR  Turkey 120 N/A 90 50 0.05 All 10 Yes Yes Recommended No 18 Yes
UA  Ukraine 130 110 90 60 0 Yes All 12 Yes Yes Yes No 18 Yes
Country code Country Speed limit on motorway (km/h) Speed limit on dual carriageway (km/h) Speed limit on single carriageway (km/h) Speed limit in urban area Permitted alcohol level (%) Toll roads Seatbelt required Minimum child age (front seat) Triangle required First aid required Fire extinguisher required Spare bulb required Minimum driver's age Tow rope required

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laws and Tips for Driving in Belgium - EUroadlegal.co.uk". EUroadlegal.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Germany Traffic Code" (in German). www.gesetze-im-internet.de. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Laws and Tips for Driving in Germany - EUroadlegal.co.uk". EUroadlegal.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Laws and Tips for Driving in Ireland - EUroadlegal.co.uk". EUroadlegal.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Laws and Tips for Driving in Holland - EUroadlegal.co.uk". EUroadlegal.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Russian Federation Traffic Code" (DOC) (in Russian). www.gibdd.ru. Retrieved 2013-07-15.