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Basic traffic rules

  • Vehicles must drive on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn when driving.
  • Lights must be switched on all year round.
  • Children (under 150 cm in height) must be strapped into a car seat which may not be placed on the passenger seat.
  • Speed limit: motorways/rural areas/built-up areas – 130/90/50 km/h.
  • Pedestrians on pedestrian crossings always have the right of way.
  • Minimum age for driving: 18.
  • Mobile phones may not be held in hand while driving; they may be used only with hands-free sets.
  • Permissible blood alcohol limit is 0 ‰, anything above this limit is considered a violation of the law.


Documents required

  • Driving licence (European or international),
  • Identity card (EU) or passport,
  • Vehicle documents (logbook, compulsory third-party insurance, green card).

Fees and tolls

  • Passenger vehicles must have a toll sticker attached to the windscreen to use motorways (the so-called vignette). The sticker may be purchased at any petrol station. Prices of stickers for vehicles with total weight under 3.5 tonnes:
    • Annual – CZK 1,500
    • Month – CZK 440
    • 10-day – CZK 310.


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