Czech Republic

Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: 90 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 130 km/h
80 km/h in built-up areas
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 130 km/h
80 km/h in built-up areas
Vehicle registration plates: CZ
Maximum blood alcohol content - Standard drivers: 0,0 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Novice drivers: 0,0 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Professional drivers: 0,0 ‰
Daytime running lights: Daytime running lights are mandatory even during daylight hours

Seat belts

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY.

Exemptions for:

  • drivers while reversing
  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • drivers of emergency or authority vehicles, on duty

Traffic lights

  • Red light: do not cross the stop line or pass the light.
  • Amber light precedes the red light: stop unless you are already too close to stop safely when the light changes.
  • Amber and red lights flashing together: prepare to drive.
  • Green light: drive.
  • Flashing amber light alone: the intersection is not regulated by traffic lights, proceed with caution.

Safety helmet not mandatory

Bicycles (under-18's)

Safety helmet mandatory

Motorcycles with/without a sidecar
Light and heavy tricycles
Light and heavy quadricycles

Safety equipment for cars

Seat belts
First-aid kit

Bike safety equipment

Two independent brakes
Rear red reflector and front white reflector
Front white lamp and rear red lamp in conditions of reduced visibility

Winter tyres

From 1 November to 31 March, in snow and ice.

last modification: 2015-08-21

Last update: 12/8/2015
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