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

 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