Travelling by car

The Highway Code in the Czech Republic is basically the same as in other European countries. However, the following should be kept in mind:

  • trhe legal driving age in the Czech Republic is 18
  • drive on the right side
  • safety belts must be fastened both in and outside towns and villages
  • car safety seats are obligatory for children up to 36 kg or 150 cm
  • maximum speed for passenger vehicles is 90 kmph, in towns and villages 50 kmph, and 130 kmph on motorways
  • to drive under the influence of alcohol is prohibited
  • motor vehicles must be alight also in the day-time
  • give way to pedestrians crossing at a marked crossing place
  • using mobile phone while driving is forbidden
  • mandatory equipment: spare bulbs, spare fuse, first-aid kit + rubber gloves, warning triangle, spare wheel, wheel spanner, reflective jacket, jack
  • for driving on highway the toll sticker must be applied. The appropriate special stick-on label can be bought at border crossings, post offices or fuel stations

For detailed information regarding stickers, prices and parts of motorways with fee please visit the following website http://www.motorway.cz/stickers

 Important Telephone Numbers

  1. Emergency Call – phone 112
  2. Czech Police – phone 158
  3. Municipal Police – phone 156
  4. Medical emergency – phone 155
  5. Emergency Service – Road and Wrecking Nonstop Services
  • Emergency Road Service (ABA) – 1240
  • Emergency Road Service (UAMK) – 1230

For the actual Road Safety Rules in the Czech Republic and the Road Signs please visit http://www.ibesip.cz/en/road-safety/about-besip