Drive-Alive Motoring holidays in Europe.

All you need to drive safely on the roads of western Europe.

Driving Tips for motorists in Europe.

Help on driving abroad in Europe. Tips on driving abroad in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.

Follow the country links for detailed information on driving in Europe.

Driving in Austria
Driving in Belgium
Driving in Denmark
Driving in France
Driving in Germany
Driving in Ireland
Driving in Italy
Driving in Luxembourg
Driving in the Netherlands
Driving in Norway
Driving in Portugal
Driving in Spain
Driving in Switzerland
Motorway Information
Autoroute Autobahn and Tunnel Tolls
Distance Chart Europe
Winter Driving Europe
International Driving Permit
Buy Road Maps
Route Planner Europe
Low Emission Zones
Fuel Prices Europe

Speed and alcohol limits:

Country Motorway Open Road Town Alcohol mg/litre
Austria 130 km/h 100 km/h 50 km/h 0.25
Belgium 120 km/h 90 km/h 50 km/h 0.25
Denmark 110 (some signed at 130 km/h) 80 km/h 50 km/h 0.25
France 130 km/h (110 when wet) 90 km/h 50 km/h 0.25
Germany none unless shown 100 km/h 50 km/h 0.25
Italy 130 km/h 90 km/h 50 km/h 0.4
Luxembourg 120 km/h 90 km/h 60 km/h 0.4
Netherlands 120/100 km/h 80 km/h 50 km/h 0.25
Norway 90 km/h 80 km/h 50 km/h 0.1
Spain 120 km/h 100 km/h 50 km/h 0.25 (0.1 for new drivers)
Switzerland 120 km/h 80 km/h 50 km/h 0.4

All information on this page is provided as a service to our clients. It is intended as a guide to the more important rules for the different countries to which we offer driving holidays. It is not meant to be a comprehensive document. We try and keep the information on this page up-to-date, but we cannot be held responsible in any way for any consequences arising from any inaccuracies. If you find a mistake or would like to send us some additional information, please email us. Your co-operation is appreciated.

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