Driving in Denmark
Road rules of Denmark
We have put together some key Danish 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 Denmark location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information. We also have Great Drives guides for Denmark to help you make the most of your car hire experience.
Which Side of the Road?
In Denmark, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- Motorists must always yield to bicycles.
- In towns, horns may only be used in an emergency.
- Give way to right.
- It is not allowed to use handheld phones whilst driving.
- Cars and motorcycles must use dipped headlights during the day. Positions lights are not sufficient.
- Danish motorways are toll-free. But the two major bridges, the Oresund and Storebaelt Bridges, charge tolls.
For a standard rental Avis vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Rural areas: 49 mph (80 km/h) or 55mph (90km/h)
- Motorways: 68 mph (110 km/h) or 80mph (130km/h)
Please be aware of changing speeds indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- Children under 3 years must be seated in a child seat.
- Children less than 135cm must be seated in a child seat.
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
- Red warning triangle.
- Local 114
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number