|Road tax disc or toll?
||In Austria, road tax discs are mandatory on designated roads. In addition, special tolls are charged for tunnels, bridges, etc. As of 1 December 2013, road tax discs will be mandatory from the national border at Kiefersfelden!!! Road tax discs are available at all tobacconists or at all petrol stations.
|'Lights on at day' is no longer mandatory in Austria!
||Driving with the lights on at day is no longer mandatory in Austria since 1.1.08! However, the Austrian Road Safety Board recommends switching the lights on at all times!
|Reflective vests must always be carried in the car!
||Carrying reflective vests is mandatory for all car drivers in Austria! The reflective vests must be worn by drivers of multi-track motor vehicles when putting up the breakdown triangle on roads outside a city, town or village. On a motorway or road, wearing the vest is mandatory if the driver leaves the vehicle and is on the lane or service lane! In most cases, non-compliance is subject to an on-the-spot fine of EUR 14.00.
|No mobile phones while driving
||As in most European countries, driving while using a mobile phone without hands-free equipment is prohibited. If you get caught, expect a steep fine (from EUR 25.00)
|Speed limits on the roads of Austria
||out of town / highways: 100 km/h motorways: 130 km/h within city limits: 50 km/h (unless otherwise indicated)
||In Austria, the upper limit 0.5 per mille. Those who have had their driving license for less than 2 years are subject to a limit of 0.1 per mille.
|What should be carried in the car?
||It is law in Austria to have a first aid kit, warning triangle and reflective vest in the car.
|Winter tires mandatory in wintry conditions!
||Since 1.1.2008, it is mandatory in Austria to use winter tires from 1st November to 15th April! However, distinctly 'wintry conditions' must prevail. Alternatively, snow chains can be used. Parking passenger cars are excepted.
|'Emergency corridor' mandatory as of 1.1.2012!
||In the case of heavy slow moving traffic and traffic jams it is now law on Austria’s motorways and high speed roads to create a free lane for emergency vehicles to use.• Where there is heavy slow moving traffic or traffic jams on the motorways, high speed roads or roads with fixed fencing separating the two directions, all motorists are required by law to form an emergency vehicle lane, before traffic comes to a complete standstill and even when no emergency vehicle is approaching!•Where there are two lanes, all vehicles in the left hand lane should move as far to the left as possible, and all other vehicles should move as far right as possible, also using the hard shoulder•The same rules apply to roads with three of more lanes. All vehicles in the lane furthest to the left should move as far left as possible, and vehicles in all other lanes should move as far right as possible.More information available from: www.rettungsgasse.com