Traffic Rules in the Czech Republic

Permitted speed in CR

under 3,5 t over 3,5 t
Towns 50 km/h 50 km/h
Outside towns 90 km/h 70 km/h
Speed roads in towns 80 km/h 80 km/h
Speed roads outside towns 130 km/h 80 km/h

Basic Traffic Rules
– Vehicles must use passing lights all year long.
– You may not legally make a right turn when a traffic light is red.
– Cars must stop when a pedestrian steps into a crosswalk.
– The yellow diamond road sign denotes the right of way at an unregulated intersection.
– When approaching an intersection, always check to see who has the right of way, since the “main” road can change several times within blocks on the same street.
– Children younger then 12 years or under 150 cm of height must use child seat.
– Drivers are not allowed to consume any amount of alcoholic beverages before and while driving.
– Drivers must not use handheld cell phones while driving
– Safety belts must be fastened for the entire duration of the ride
– Motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear a helmet

Highway tolls
– Highway sticker is affixed to the front windshield.
– These stickers can be purchased at post offices, border crossings and selected gas stations.
– Motorways and expressways toll stickers

Type of Toll Strickers (for 2008)

Range (T= in tons)

Validity Price
Motor vehicle up to 3,5 T 1 Year 1500 CZK
Motor vehicle up to 3,5 T 1 Month 440 CZK
Motor vehicle up to 3,5 T 7 Days 310 CZK
Motor vehicle above 3,5 T to 12 T 1 Year toll
Motor vehicle above 3,5 T to 12 T 1 Month toll
Motor vehicle above 3,5 T to 12 T 7 Days toll


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