1. Which side of the road do people in Czech Republic drive on?
In the Czech Republic, like most of Europe, you are required to drive on the right-hand side of the road.
2. What are the speed limits in the Czech Republic?
The standard speed limits in the Czech Republic are 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside built-up areas, and 130 km/h on motorways.
3. Do I need an international driving licence?
Foreign drivers with a licence issued by EU and EEA countries can use their domestic driving licence. However, those from outside the EU and EEA may require an International Driving Permit.
4. What about speed cameras and radar detection devices?
Speed cameras are commonly used in the Czech Republic. The use or possession of radar detectors is illegal and can result in a fine.
5. Where can I park my campervan?
Be aware of parking regulations as some cities have designated zones. Blue zones are only for local permit holders. Orange zones are short-term parking areas, normally with a pay-and-display system.
6. How frequent are petrol stations in the Czech Republic?
Petrol stations are readily available in the Czech Republic, with many offering 24 hour service. Be sure to keep the tank topped up just in case.
7. How do the toll roads in the Czech Republic work?
All vehicles in the Czech Republic using motorways need to purchase a sticker, available at post offices, petrol stations and at borders.
8. What are the common driving rules I should know?
You must always give way to trams, buses, and vehicles coming from the right unless otherwise posted. Dipped headlights must be used at all times.
9. What happens in case of a traffic violation?
Traffic police can impose and collect on-the-spot fines for violations. Ensure you receive an official receipt for any fines paid.
10. Can I sleep overnight in my campervan anywhere?
Overnight camping is allowed at official campsites. It is not recommended to camp in unauthorised areas as this could result in fines.
11. What should I know about density of traffic?
Heavy traffic can occur in cities during the rush hours, while on Sundays and on public holidays, traffic increases on the main routes leading from the cities to the countryside.
12. Are the roads in Czech Republic in good condition?
Most roads in the Czech Republic are in good condition but some roads, especially in rural areas, might be narrow and uneven.
13. Do I need to wear a He-Vest while driving?
No, it is not mandatory. However, it is advisable to have a He-Vest within the car's area in case you need to stop and get out on the road.
14. Do I need a green insurance card to drive in Czech Republic?
For drivers from certain countries it is required. It's best to verify this with your insurance provider prior your trip.
15. Can I drive my campervan in the city centres?
Yes, but be aware of the limited parking options and remember that you are required to pay for parking in the marked zones.