The most important information on driving in Austria - from rescue line to the vignette.
- 50 km/h in the villages and towns
- 100 km/h out of town
- 100 km/h on highways
- 130 km/h on motorways (exceptions only 110/h on the Tauernautobahn (A10), Inntalautobahn (A12), Brennero motorway (A13) and Rheintal motorway (A14) from 10 pm to 5 am)
- Several roads in East Tyrol are subject to toll, such as the road to the Fernpass, the panoramic road Kitzbühler Horn and the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
Driving while intoxicated:
- The legal alcohol limit in Austria is 0.5 (0.1 alcohol level for owners of the probational drivers' licence and lorry and bus drivers). For drugs, there is no limit values, drugs are detected by a blood test
Further general information:
- In Austria you need to wear a high visibility vest in case of an accident
- You need to wear a seat belt on all seats that are equipped with seat belts
- Kids under 14 years or under 1.50 m need to be secured with retaining devices on seats that are equipped with seat belts (ECE standards)
- Driving very slow without reason and to obstruct or even endanger other traffic participants is forbidden and indictable
- Motorbikers are required to wear a helmet. Toll stickers (vignette) are required on motorways for all vehicles, both cars and motorbikes
- There are four types of fuel, featuring different octane numbers: normal fuel (91 octane), super, super 95, eurosuper (95 octane), super+, super 98 (98 octane), premium fuel, super 100 (100 octane).
- Austrian motorways require a toll sticker. The "Vignette" (also called "Pickerl") must be attached to the windscreen. It is available for 10 days, 2 months or as yearly toll sticker.
- Since 2012 in Austria, in case of traffic jams on roads with more lanes, you need to form a rescue line. In case of two lines, it is formed in the middle, in case of more lanes, it is formed between the outermost left and the lane directly next to it.
- Austria is an Alpine country, all vehicles must have winter tires during the winter season.