Driving Tips, Rules & Regulations in Denmark

world, where it’s so compact that you’re never more than an hour away from a beautiful nature spot, from beaches to small fishing villages. And that’s why it’s great to take a drive in the country.

But before you get to that part, you need to comply with a couple of requirements: For documentation, you’re required to have a pink driver’s license from EU, which you have to keep with you along with your car’s registration papers and your international motor insurance card. You also need to have a country initials sticker. Should you be driving another person’s car, you will need a copy of his or her permission. It is also recommended that you bring your international driver’s license and passport with all these.

Safety regulations in Denmark only require you to have a warning triangle in your car, but it is recommended that you have a fluorescent safety jacket, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit with you as well.

You need to at least be 18 years old to be able to drive in Denmark. Drivers are required to keep their alcohol levels below 0.05% when driving, under the punishment of fine and imprisonment, so it’s better not to drink at all when you’ll be driving a lot.

When on the road, safety belts are compulsory for both front and back seats. For those with a child 3 years old and under, there should be a fitted restraint system. Dipped headlights are also compulsory for night and day, all year.

Built-up areas have a 50 km/h speed limit and most roads have it at 80 km/h. Motorways have a speed limit of 130 km/h. Motorists, however, are expected to observe lower speed limits during wet weather.

Keep in mind that Denmark police are allowed to impose fines on the spot. Make sure you are able to pay when that happens, because they are also allowed to take foreign vehicles under custody until the dues are settled. Most fuel stations that are not found in the bigger cities are closed at night. Fortunately, however, these same stations normally have self-service equipment that are available 24/7 and accept both cash and credit cards.

Also, take note of the no-parking zones that are signified by road signs. In these areas, you can only have a grace period of three minutes for loading and unloading. For the actual parking areas, a time limit of up to 3 hours is usually imposed, but there are larger cities that limit the time to 1 hour. Make sure you stop by many of Denmark’s scenic cities and taste their local cuisines and browse through their shops. After all, everything is only a short drive away.

Summary

You’re required to carry your drivers license, the car’s registration papers and your motor insurance card at all times.
You are required you to have a warning triangle in your car, but a fluorescent safety jacket, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit is recommended also.
You need to at least be 18 years old to be able to drive in Denmark.
Drivers are required to keep their alcohol levels below 0.05% when driving.
Safety belts are compulsory for both front and back seats.
Dipped headlights are compulsory for night and day, all year round.
50 km/h speed limit in cities, 80 km/h on main roads, and 130 km/h on motorways.
Police are allowed to impose fines on the spot if you break any road laws.

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