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The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in the Czech Republic

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The Czech Republic is a nation that has interesting history and museums, as well as some of the best architecture in the world. It’s no wonder so many people love to visit the country. You can spend some time in Prague and walk through the Old Town area, or visit Charles Bridge. You can visit the impressive St. Vitus Cathedral and check out what the animals are doing in the Prague Zoo. You may also want to head to Cesky Krumlov’s historic center.

Use a rental car

No matter what you want to do and no matter where you want to go, getting there is going to be much easier with a rental care. It is more convenient and comfortable than using public transportation. If you want to rent a car, you need to be at least 21 years old, and you need to have had your license for at least a year. Drivers who are under 25 years old will have to pay an extra fee. When renting, it is also a good idea to understand the basics of driving in Denmark.

Road conditions and safety

The road conditions in the Czech Republic are actually very good in all of the major cities and towns. The highways are in good condition as well. Some of the rural areas where there is a lower population may have some roads with potholes, and you can find the occasional small dirt and gravel roads. For the most part though, you should not have any trouble with road condition while driving.

Most of the drivers in the Czech Republic are good, and they pay attention to the laws. Still, drivers should always be aware of what is happening around them. If something goes wrong with your rental vehicle, use the phone number or emergency contact information for the rental agency.

Vehicles in Denmark need to have a first aid kit, fluorescent green high visibility safety jacket, warning triangle, a set of spare bulbs, and a square pair of prescription glasses. The vehicle you rent should have this equipment.

Drivers always need to have their headlights (on low or daytime lights) while driving in the Czech Republic. Driving under the influence, and having any alcohol in the system while behind the wheel is illegal. Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal as well.

Drivers need to pay a motorway tax to drive on the motorways and the expressways. You can buy a vehicle sticker, which is placed on the right side of the screen. The duration of the sticker can vary between a day, ten days, or a year. You can buy these at the border, at gas stations, and at post offices. Driving on the motorways without these means a fine.

The speed limits

Always follow the posted speed limits. The speed limits in Denmark are as follows.

  • Highways – 130 km/h
  • Countryside – 90 km/h
  • In town – 50 km/h

Renting a car is one of the best and most economical ways to tour the country. You can see everything you need, and you can do it all on your own schedule rather than that of the public transportation system or the taxis.

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