Driving Motor Vehicles in the Czech Republic
04.02.2008 / 04:12
Information about road traffic regulations in the Czech Republic.
Rules that drivers in the Czech Republic must follow
a) Except for small motorcycles (cylinder volume up to 50 cm3) which can be driven by persons of the age of 15 and older, only persons 18 years and older can drive motor vehicles in the CR.
b) The technical condition of the vehicle must be in accordance with traffic regulations.
c) To drive on highways, one has to purchase the highway sticker. Detailed information about these stickers can be obtained at border crossings and larger petrol stations. The cost of a highway sticker with one year validity is 800 CZK. Highway stickers with 10 day validity only or one month validity are also available for 100 and 200 CZK respectively.
d) The driver and front seat passenger must wear safety belts. The front seat passenger must not be younger than 12 years.
e) Both the driver and the passenger must wear safety helmets when riding a motorcycle (faster than 40 km/h, aprox. 25 mph).
f) Speed limits are the following:
highway and motorway: 130 km/h
road: 90 km/h
residential area: 50 km/h
The limits listed above are general only. The highest permitted
speed on a traffic sign prevails at all times.
g) Passing is permitted on the left side only. When passing and turning, it is necessary to use a turn signal. Drivers are forbidden to continue driving (even when turning right), at the appearance of a red traffic light.