Generally, roads in Czech Republic meet European standards:
- The minimum age for driving is 18 years.
- Drivers must drive on the right side; overtake on the left side of the road.
- All passengers must fasten their seat belts.
- Children with weight under 36 kg and height under 153 cm must be in special children seats adapted to their size and weight.
- Drivers must pay a motorway tax for using motorways and express roads.
- A vehicle sticker must be showed on the right side of a windscreen. You can buy such stickers at the border of Czech Republic, petrol stations or post offices. Duration of sticker is one year, one day or ten days. If you have not sticker, you will be fined.
- The speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) in towns, 90 km/h (56 mph) in a countryside and 130 km/h (81 mph) on highways.
- Radar detectors are illegal.
- You have to use dipped headlights or daytime lights through the year. Fine for non-observance is about 2,000 CZK.
- Driving with any alcohol content in blood is illegal. A driver can be fined between 25,000 and 50,000 CZK or his driving license must be confiscated for two years. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is a criminal offence.
- In Prague you can park at "automats", they are indicated with green stripes (parking for 6 hours) or orange stripes (parking for 2 hours). It is permitted to park on the right side of the road with the exception of one-way roads.
- You must have first-aid kit, fluorescent green high visibility safety jacket, warning triangle, complete set of spare bulbs and spare pair of prescription glasses.
- Using mobile phones while driving are not permissible.
- Parallel curb parking and parking at an angle facing towards the curb are permitted.
When overtaking into a free lane on a road with two or more lanes, the right-hand rule applies.
The maximum fine for traffic offence is 100,000 CZK.
Car renting in Czech Republic is the best way to tour this beautiful country. It is economical and easily.
If you want to rent a car you have to be at least 21 years old and have your license for one year. Drivers younger 25 must pay extra fee.
Licenses issued in any country of European Union are valid in Czech Republic. For visitors from other countries, an International Driver Licenses must accompany their National Driving Permit. Driver Permits issued by the individual states of the U.S. without the International Driver Licenses component are not accepted in the Czech Republic. Failure to have the IDP with a valid license may result in denial of an insurance claim after an accident. It is allowed to drive with the International driver license for three months; after that term visitors must obtain Czech driving permits.
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