Driving in Austria
Road rules of Austria
When you are hiring a car abroad, it’s useful to be prepared for the different driving laws in the country you are travelling to as well as checking the documents you need to carry.
To help make your trip to as smooth as possible, we've put together some of the key road rules in Austria.
- These rules are to be used as a guide and are subject to change. Please check with your Avis representative if you have any questions.
- Your Avis representative can advise you on toll 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.
- In some areas of Austria you have to obtain a parking voucher. These can be bought almost anywhere.
- Do not overtake 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)
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 note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- Warning triangle
- First-aid kit
- Reflective jacket
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number