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Traffic regulations - Austria

Officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 square kilometres (32,386 sq mi). Austria's terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 metres (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and Austrian German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Speed limists - Austria

Inside built-up areas Outside built-up areas Highway 2 separate lanes Other roads Motorway
with trailer
<3,5t
>3,5t
special or camping
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
with trailer

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
<3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t
special or camping

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads

Mandatory documents - Austria

ID
Identity card valid for at least six months or a passport valid for at least 3 months.
AC/OC
Mandatory vehicle insurance - civil liability, it is also recommended to have accident insurance, medical expenses and card-NHF EHIC.

Mandatory vehicle equipment - Austria

Vest
Mandatory.
First aid kit
Mandatory.
Warning triangle
Mandatory.
Fire extinguisher
Mandatory.
The minimum size of the tread
1.6mm (summer tires); 4mm (winter tires).
Winter tires
The obligation to use winter tires in the period November 1 to April 15 for vehicles with GVW up to 3,5 t on all wheels for vehicles greater than 3.5 tonnes on the drive axle if the vehicle does not have winter tires, it is required to have snow chains.
Studded tires
The use of studded tires is allowed in the period from 1 October to 31 May by vehicles with GVW up to 3.5t equipped with radial tires. If you use studded tires we should use them on all wheels. You are required to have a sticker on the back of the vehicle informing about using studded tires. If the vehicle with trailer has a studded tires, the trailer should also be equipped with this kind of tires.
Snow chains
The use is permitted, if the weather conditions are bad and there is snow on roads. The Austrian authorities may prescribe the use of snow chains on some roads.
with trailer
Additional mirrors if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle, the additional warning triangle.
A set of spare bulbs
No special regulations.
Spare wheel
No special regulations.
Tow rope
No special regulations.

Other legal restrictions - Austria

Alcohol limit in the blood
Generally 0,49 ‰; drivers with driving license for less than two years, and truck drivers 0,1 ‰.
Driving with dipped headlights
Only mandatory at night and during the day only in case of bad weather conditions.
Driving with safety belt
Mandatory.
Children transportation
Prohibition of the transport of children (to a height of 150 cm and 14 years of age) in the front seat of the car without a special security system, or adapted seat belts for their growth. Children over the age of 14 and shorter than 150 cm, can use the lanes for adults without special increase if the belts do not run on the child's throat.
Accommodation in vehicle camping outside camping
Permission is granted for a one night on the square or street in order of rest before continuing the journey. You can't sleep in the areas of national parks and protected natural areas. Always be careful of regional limitations - best to ask local people.

Payments on roads - Austria

The use of motorways is paid on the basis of vignettes for vehicles or combinations of vehicles with GVW <3.5t; additionally payable rides via tunnels and roads in Alps.
Warning: The information shown on this page is for informational purposes only. In the case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. DriveSurfing is not responsible for the consequences of the use of the information contained above.

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