Car travel in Europe

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Norway

Country: Norway
Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: 80 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 100 km/h
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 100 km/h
Vehicle registration plates: N
Maximum blood alcohol content - Standard drivers: 0,2 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Novice drivers: 0,2 ‰
Maximum blood alcohol content - Professional drivers: 0,2 ‰
Daytime running lights: Mandatory day time running light

Seat belts

Exemptions for mandatory use:

  • Medical reasons (with an official medical certificate)
  • Vehicles making frequent stops (e.g. mail services in towns, vehicles carrying out deliveries)
  • Reverse driving
  • Driving in non-public areas (parking, garages, yards etc)

Traffic lights

No information

Safety helmet not mandatory

Bicycles

Safety helmet mandatory

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

Safety equipment for cars

Warning triangle
Reflective vest in the car
Fire extinguisher – only in buses

Bike safety equipment

-

Winter tyres

Winter tyres are mandatory for heavy goods vehicles beyond 3.5 tons from 15 November to 31 March, except on lift axles.

Heavy goods vehicles beyond 3,5 tons are also required to be equipped with tyres with a tread depth of at least 5 mm and a sufficient number of snow chains:

  • from 1 November up to and including the second Monday after Easter Sunday
  • from 16 October up to and including 30 April in the northern parts of Norway (Nordland, Troms and Finnmark)

The use of studded tyres or snow chains is not permitted:

  • from the second Monday after Easter Sunday up to and including 31 October
  • from 1 May up to and including 15 October in the northern parts of Norway (Nordland, Troms and Finnmark)

There are no limitations on the use of non-studded winter tyres. You are allowed to use studded tyres or chains outside these dates if the road conditions require extra grip.


last modification: 2015-08-21 10:34:12

Last update: 12/8/2015
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