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Driving Tips in Czech Republic, Prague





Car Hire Depot information in Prague

DriveAway offer unbeatable rates and a wide range of vehicle with our supplier in Prague. The suppliers are located either at the Prague airport terminal, or just outside the terminal grounds with shuttle meet & greet service available for your convenience. Prague Ruzyně airport is located 25 kilometres from the city, approximately 35 minutes drive.

Car Hire Driving Distances in Prague

Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s license is required for a minimum of 2 years. An International licence is required for Australian drivers licence holders.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Rules and Regulations

General driving rules and regulations in Prague, Czech Republic;

Equipment

It is mandatory to carry the following equipment in your vehicle, which is to be used in the event of an accident, incident or breakdown.

Child Safety Seats

Children up to the age of 12 years old are required to be seated in the back. If under 1.5m in height, a booster seat is required and children under 3 years old are to be fasted in a suitable restraint.

Speed Limits

Speeding is taken quite seriously in the Czech Republic; speed cameras and speed traps are used to catch speeding motorists and if caught heavy fines apply. Below are the speed limits in Czech Republic, unless posted otherwise.

Drink Driving

The Czech Republic are very tough on Drink Driving and if caught you'll be fined and possible imprisonment. You are to have a 'ZERO' blood alcohol content BAC); so it is best off not to risk it as police have the authority to intercept vehicles and undertake a random alcohol test.

Tolls

Vehicles are required to have a Vignette sticker stuck on the front windscreen if you wish to travel on the motorways. Stickers can be purchased from petrol stations, post offices and border crossings, otherwise a hire car will have it placed on the windscreen and any charges will be fowarded from the supplier onto your credit card.

Road Signs

Road Signs in Prague, Czech Republic adopts the standardization of the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals which many European countries now utilize, but with slight variance. Signs in Prague, Czech Republic are commonly found in the countries local language however English is also used on city roads and state highways. The signs are very easy to understand as the vast majority of them are posted with symbols. Warning Signs are generally triangular in shape with a red border, white background or yellow and a symbol in the middle. Prohibitory Signs are signs which motorists must follow. These signs vary in shapes from a circle, octagon and a box. You will find these signs in either blue with a white symbol in the middle and white with a red border. Information Signs are indicated with a blue or green background and white text providing motorists with information.

Parking

There are many different forms of parking within Prague; either paid or free you should be able to find one. In heavly populated areas free parking is quite difficult to come along by, but paid parking is also the other option. Secure parking is suited for those extended stays otherwise street parking is also there. Street parking is broken into three zones, orange for those short stays up to 2-3 hours, green for stays up to 5-6 hours and the blue zone is restricted permit holders.

Visa Information

Visa, Passport and entry requirements for Australians visiting the Czech Republic;

*Please note distances and time should only be used as a guide, and may vary according to the route taken.

Last Updated 27 May 2010