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Driving rules with a caravan or trailer in Europe

European speed limits for caravan/trailer using a car or motorhome

Country

Speed limits en km/h

Dipped
Headlights

Blood
alcohol level


Vests

Warning
triangle


Agglomeration

Trunk
roads

Motorways





Germany (11)


50

80

80/100
(9,12)


0,5



Austria

50

60/80
(5)

70/100 (5)

yes

0,5

yes

yes

Belgium

50

90/120

120 (10)


0,5

yes

yes

Bulgaria

50

90

120


0,5



Cyprus (3)

50

80

100


0,9



Croatia

50

80

80


0,5



Denmark (16)

50

70

80

yes

0,5


yes

Spain (16)

50

70/80
(1)

80


0,5

yes

Yes 2x

Estonia

50

70

90

yes

0



Finland

50

80

80

yes

0,5



France

50

80/90

 90/130 (8,10,14)


0,5


Great Britain
(3)

48

80/96
(1)

96 (9)


0,8


yes

Greece

50

80

80


0,5



Hungary

50

80

80


0



Ireland (3)

48

80

80


0,8



Italy (16)

50

70

80

yes (2)

0,5

yes

yes

Latvia

50

80

80

yes

0,5



Lithuania

50

70

110 (10)

yes

0,4



Luxemburg

50

75

90


0,5



Macedonia

50/60

80

80


0,5



Norway

50

80

80

yes

0,5



The
Netherlands

50

80

80


0,5



Poland

50

70/80 (11)

80

yes

0,2


yes

Portugal (7)

60

80

100

yes

0,5

yes

yes

 Czech
 Republic

50

90

80

yes

0



Romania

50

90

100

yes

0



Russia

50

80

90

yes

0,5



Slovakia

60

80

80

yes

0



Slovenia

50

80

80

yes

0,5



Sweden

50

80

80

yes

0,2


Switzerland
 (15)

50

80

80 (10)


0,5



The seatbelt is obligatory all around Europe. It is forbidden to drive and use a cell phone
(1) On motorways and on roads with more than a lane per direction and on roads similar to motorways.

(2) Only on highways.

(3) in these countries, people drive on the left.

(5) with a trailer that weights

(7) Bicycle hangers in the back of the vehicle is forbidden

(8) In raining conditions 110 km/h
(9) On 3 ways roads, the combination car+caravan are not allowed to drive along on the left lane (in GB the most of the right)
(10) In case of accident with a speed over 100 km/h, limitation or no intervention from the vehicle’s insurance.

(11) To be conformed with the signaling

(12) Only with authorization of competent authorities (TÜV)

(14) Speed limited traction of 80 on nationals and 90 on motorways if the permissible gross train weight of the tractive is superior to 3500 kg.


(15) In Europe, you must leave a gap of 5 m before a pedestrian crossing; in
Switzerland, it is 10m.

(16) A spare light bulb’s kit is obligatory on board

Source: FICC Secretariat