|Vignette or toll fee?
||In Austria Vignettes are compulsory on designated routes. There are also special tolls for tunnels, bridges etc. When travelling to Brixental NO Vignette is required if you are using the Kufstein Süd coming from Germany. Vignettes are compulsory on the section from Kufstein Süd to Wörgl Ost!!!!Vignettes are available from all tobacconists and at filling stations.
|"Daytime lights" are no longer compulsory in Austria!
||Driving with lights during the day has not been compulsory in Austria since1.1.08! However the Austrian traffic safety board still recommends that you switch on your headlights in any event!
|High visibility vests must always be carried!
||All car drivers in Austria must carry high visibility vests. These vests are to be worn by drivers of lorries which occupy multiple lanes when they are placing a breakdown triangle on roads outside towns or villages. Vehicle drivers must wear a high visibility vest on a motorway or main road is they are leaving their vehicle or have stopped to fix a puncture. In the majority of cases non-adherence to this regulation will attract an on the spot traffic fine of EUR 14,--.
|Mobile phones must not be used while driving
||As in the majority of European countries, using a mobile phone without a hands-free kit is also not permitted in Austria. Anyone caught doing so will be fined (from EUR 25,--).
|Speed limits on Austria's roads
||Out of town/clearways: 100km/hour Motorways: 130 km/hour In towns: 50 km/hour (unless signposted otherwise)
|Drink driving limit
||In Austria the upper for drink driving is 0.5. For anyone who has not held a driving licence for 2 years, the limit is 0.1.
|What do you need to bring with you when you are driving?
||In Austria you must carry a first-aid kit, a breakdown triangle and a high-visibility vest.
|Winter tyres are compulsory for wintery conditions!
||Since 1.1.2008 winter tyres must be used in Austria between 1st November and 15th April! However there does not necessarily need to be "wintry conditions". Snow chains may also be used as an alternative to winter tyres; excludes parked cars.
||In case of congestion or stop-go traffic, forming a rescue lane is mandatory on Austria's highways and roads.•If traffic is congested or stop-go on highways or roads with median dividers, all road users are obligated to form a rescue lane - even before traffic comes to a standstill and even if no rescue vehicle is approaching!•On two-lane roadways, all vehicles in the left lane get in line parallel to the course of the road on the left roadside, all others get out of the way as far as possible onto the right side, even onto the service lane if required.•The same system applies to three- or multi-lane roadways. All vehicles in the far left lane get as far to the left as possible. All other lanes get as far to the right as possible. Further information: www.rettungsgasse.com