Driving Advice Norway
Going to Norway this summer? Here are som good advices for driving in Norway, that will keep you prepared and safe on your journey. General driving advice and special equipment for driving legaly in Norway. Use this as a checklist before you go to avoid any problems.
General driving advice Norway:
– A valid full driving licence. The original vehicle registration document and Your passport
– Make sure you have European breakdown cover.
– 112 is the emergency number across Europe.
– Don’t use a hand held mobile while driving.
– If you wear glasses, take a spare pair.
– It is recommended that you have a reflective jacket in the car – they are compulsory in many European countries.
– Speed camera / radar detection systems are illegal in most European countries. Come countries have also banned the use of sat navs which detect fixed speed cameras so ensure this is deactivated.
– Plan your journey
– There is only one safe rule when it comes to drinking and driving; if you drink, don’t drive.
Check your Car before taking of to Norway:
Service your car before you go to avoid expensive and frustrating breakdowns while away. Check the tread for wear – the legal limit in the summer for car tyres across Europe is 1.6mm but we recommend a minimum of 3mm as tyres wear quickly after 3mm. Check the tyre pressure – remember to check them when cold. Check tyres for any damage and replace them if you need to. Think about taking a puncture repair kit to get you on the road again without having to change a tyre, until you are able to get to a garage for a replacement.
Driving Advice Norway
– Warning Triangle
– Car insurance with third-party cover is compulsory.
– Using radar detectors is not allowed, severe penalties apply.
– When driving around Norway, remember to have some change available for any road, bridge, and tunnel tolls – there are a lot of tolls. There are also city tolls for some areas which need to be paid before entering the toll zones. These can be paid at Esso petrol stations.
– If towing a caravan or trailer, please ensure you have special rear view mirrors fitted to ensure highest visibility.
– Speed limits for private vehicles without trailers (may vary, always look out for signs):
In built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h)Residential areas 18 mph (30 km/h)Outside built-up areas 49 mph (80 km/h)Motorways 55 mph – 62 mph (90 km/h – 100 km/h)
– Seat belts: Seat belts are compulsory for front/rear seat passengers (if fitted). In private vehicles (excludes taxis), children under four must be seated using a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Children over 4 must use a special restraint system or a seat belt.