Driving in Austria
Road rules of Austria
We have put together some key Austrian road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2012. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Which Side of the Road?
In Austria, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Do not use your horn around Vienna, and hospitals, you may be fined.
- You must obtain a voucher when parking, these can be bought almost anywhere.
- Do not overtake school buses, when the yellow lights are flashing.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: up to 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 62 mph (100 km/h)
- Motorways: up to 80 mph (130 km/h)
- Snow Chains is 31 mph (50 km/h)
A general rule around Austrian towns is a speed limit of 18mph (30km)
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- All children under 14 and less than 1.50 metres in height, are not permitted to travel as a front or rear seat passenger unless using suitable restraint system for their height / weight.
- Sports cars may not transport chidren under 14.
Please ask your Avis representative to help fit your child with the correct child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Warning triangle
- First-aid kit
- Reflective jacket
- Fire Department