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Driving in Denmark

Key rules, regulations and things to know

Driving: Drive on the right and overtake on the left.

Speed limits: Built up areas 50 km/h -31mph - Major roads outside towns and cities: 80 km/h - 50mph - Motorway 130 km/h (80 mph) lowering - 110 km/h (68 mph) and 90 km/h (56 mph) on certain stretches of motorway.

Seat belts are compulsory for front and rear occupiers. Children under 135 cm must use approved safety seating devices (child's seat or on a bolster cushion)

Warning / Emergency Equipment: Warning triangles are compulsory - Reflective vests, Fire extinguishers and First-aid kits are suggested.

Headlights: Cars and motorcycles must use dipped headlights during the day.

Drink and Driving: 0.05 if the police suspects you of being intoxicated while driving, and your eye pupil will be checked by means of a pupilometer to ascertain the reaction of your pupil if the police suspects you of driving under the influence of drugs or euphoriants. More information Here

Mobile Phones: It is illegal to use a hand held mobile phone whilst driving. Don't risk using one as you can receive a heavy fine in most countries and more important cause a serious accident.

Parking: It is permissable for private cars to park with two wheels on the pavement, provided pedestrians are notobstructed from it's proper use and local police regulations permit. You will find In Copenhagen parking is permitted in marked parking areas only.

Disabled Parking: The Blue Badge is recognised in all European countries - More information Here

Tolls/ Motorways: There are no tolls on the Danish motorway network.

Fines: The Danish Police can impose on the spot fines for traffic offences.

Roundabouts: The traffic already on a roundabout has priority (as in most European countries)

Winter Tyres: In many northern European countries these are a legal requirement. Check with your car hire company when you collect the rental vehicle in winter months.

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Views around Copenhagen

Weather in Copenhagen


Capital: Copenhagen

Telephone Country Code: + 45

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Emergency Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card. We have driving guides for those countries marked in red below (plus other non EU member European countries).

Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta- Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden

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Drink Drive Laws - Examples of what can be drunk at present

It is not a lot and in some countries even to drink the glass on the right would be breaking the law if you drove afterwards in others a sip would be too much see "Wine" below

"Wine - even a sip will send you over the limit and invalidate your insurance in Parkistan, Cuba, Indonesia, Romania, Jordan and Nigeria, according to Rhinocarhire.com which produces a comprehensive guide." The A to Z of car hire - The Independent - August 2010

See this guide for further information

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Emergency Telephone Numbers in Europe:

Emergency Telephone number: pan-EU Emergency 112 Can be used in all EU Countries and it can be dialled from a locked mobile or a mobile with no sim card.

Driving abroad - British Government website. Contains general information about driving abroad and gives you the option to search for specific advice by country

Finally, Donít forget your excess cover and buy it before you set off

Excess charges could cost you up to £1,000 or more. Protect yourself by organising your insurance4carrental car hire insurance before you head to Europe.

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