Country: Poland
Passenger cars below 3.5t - urban roads: 50 km/h (5 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
60 km/h (11 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
Passenger cars below 3.5t - non-urban roads: 90 km/h
100 km/h on dual carriageway
Passenger cars below 3.5t - expressways: 120 km/h
100 km/h on single carriageway
Passenger cars below 3.5t - motorways: 140 km/h
Vehicle registration plates: PL
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

The use of seat belts and child seats is MANDATORY

Seat belts are not compulsory for:

  • people exempt for medical reasons
  • pregnant women
  • taxi drivers while driving with passengers
  • instructor or examiners during training or driving tests
  • police and other special services transporting detainees
  • officers of the Government Protection Bureau on duty
  • patients and ambulance teams on duty
  • escorts transporting money
  • cars originally not equipped with seat belts.

Child seats are not compulsory in:

  • taxis
  • buses
  • ambulances
  • police cars
  • border guard cars

Traffic lights

Red light: do not cross the stop line or pass the light.

Yellow light precedes the red light: stop unless you are already too close to stop safely.

Red and yellow lights together: lights are about to change to green; get ready to go but don't set off until the green light is on.

Green light: drive on, provided the way is clear.

Green arrow beside the red light: you may turn in the direction of the arrow provided that you shall stop before the traffic lights and shall not cause an obstruction to other participants.

Safety helmet not mandatory


Safety helmet mandatory

Motorcycles with/without a sidecar (Except vehicles originally equipped with seat-belts)
Light and heavy tricycles (Except vehicles originally equipped with seat-belts)
Light and heavy quadricycles (Except vehicles originally equipped with seat-belts and closed bodywork)

Safety equipment for cars

Warning triangle

Bike safety equipment


Winter tyres


last modification: 2015-08-25

Last update: 12/8/2015
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