Austria by Car advice for drivers

Winter  Driving  in  Austria






















Austrian  Holidaymakers - Journey tips for vehicle car drivers


Tips  on traveling  in and around Austria by Car. 
  1. Plan your route well in advance,  take into  account  the terrain,  its  much  slower going  up or down a mountain, than  perhaps driving  around  a mountain instead  on the motorway. Take account  of the topography  and take  in the views.
  2. In planning your  journey  perhaps  look for  somewhere  to satay over night,  for  those travelling  from the west  one  such stop over place is the  Baden Baden Spa  which  makes a lovely  stop  over place en-route to Austria.  Munich  is also  another great  place to stop with lots  to see and do
  3. Consider the weather  and possible traffic  conditions  in planning  your route give  yourself  plenty of time, to make  the journey a relaxing  part  of  the holiday and include enough breaks. 
  4.  A relative new law  is  the creation of  an emergency  safety lane.  So on autobahns and highways, a free "lane" must be created  between the individual lines of traffic,  so if  there is a traffic jam or the traffic is slowing down, move over to create space for an ambulance, police car, fire engine to get through. This will help emergency workers get to an incident  much more quickly, and hopefully reduce your delay.  
  5. In Austria winter tyres are compulsory  from the November  1st  right through  until the 15th April, Hire cars hired in Austria  will come  with these tyres winter,  for other countries when hiring please ask. Winter  tyres  be used or snow chains on at least two drive wheels. Snow chains are only allowed to be used however, if the road is continuously covered with snow or ice. 
  6. The  wearing  of  seat  belts  is compulsory.
  7. Motorway / Autobahn vignette / licence  All car vehicle drivers who are travelling on autobahns must display a valid vignette  on the inside  of the window-screen.Current prices  for 2013 are for up to ten days €8.30, two months €24.20, and  for a year are  €80.60. 
  8. Take a reflective vest out-side built-up areas car drivers must put on a reflective vest after a accident  or emergency breakdown if entering the road carriageway.
  9. Other things  you will need:-  are a warning triangle, first-aid box, hands-free speakerphone if  you intend  to use your phone while driving, valid personal documents (driver's license, insurance documentation, European Health Insurance Card).  For rental cars  you will need  your rental agreement  and the paperwork provided with the car.  


Wishing you a safe journey  on  your  holiday.  If  you are looking for somewhere to stay / rent for 3 to 9 persons? that has the benefit of three bedrooms and three bath / shower rooms,  in a great location. Then please take a look at www.austria-holiday-apartment.com

Alpine scenery a great drive
Mountain passes over the Alps Grossglockner



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