Traffic Regulations in Austria

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Speed limits in Austria

Mandatory vehicle equipment in Austria

High visibility jacket High Visibility Jacket Mandatory use of high visibility jacket when leaving the vehicle during accident or breakdown by all passengers and driver
First aid kit First Aid Kit Required
Warning triangle Warning triangle Required
Fire extinguisher Fire extinguisher Required
Min tire tread depth Minimum tire tread depth Summer tires (1,6mm), Winter tires (4mm)
Winter tires Winter tires Compulsory during winter months (1 November - 15 April)
Snow chains Snow chains Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather only, but may not damage the road surface.
Vehicle with trailer Vehicle with trailer Extra side mirrors when width of trailer is higher than vehicle. Extra warning triangle
Spare light bulbs Spare light bulbs No regulations
Spare wheel Spare wheel No regulations
Towing rope Towing rope No regulations

Other regulations for drivers in Austria

Alcohol level Maximum permissible
blood alcohol level
0,49‰; but for professional drivers and novices (less than 2 years) limit is 0,1‰
Use of day lights Use of day driving lights Only for motorbikes
Use of safety belts Use of safety belts Required
Wild camping Wild camping outside campsites Allowed for one night on streets and parkings. Not allowed in the area of national parks and protected natural areas
Videorecorder It is forbidden to use video-recorders in a car

Road tools and charges in Austria

  •  A vignette is compulsory in Austria for all motor vehicles up to and including 3.5t

Emergency telephone numbers in Austria

European emergency number

Roadside assistance
+43 125 120 00

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