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 2014. 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.
Take a look at our Austria location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information. We also have Great Drives guides for Austria to help you make the most of your car hire experience.
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