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If you are in Austria and need a rental car at low cost for touring, skiing holiday or business, here you will find a good selection of cars. Surrounded by 8 different nations and located in the middle of Europe, Austria with its incredible skiing resorts, fantastic landscape and numerous tourist outdoor and indoor attractions is best to be travelled by car. Offering rental facilities at locations like Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salzburg, airport and well-known tourist destinations across Austria, a hired car gives you the flexibility to discover this remarkable country at your own rhythm.
Austrian diverse landscape includes high mountains, emerald green plains and the verdant Danube valley, so a wide range of outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, cycling and kayaking are available all year round. Austria is also internationally renowned for its unique historical treasures and cultural traditions.
Hiring a car in Austria grants you the flexibility and freedom to take a relaxing tour around its diverse landscapes, from the amazing mountains to the picturesque banks of the Danube River, at your own tempo.
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Austria Road Information & Useful Driving Tips
Drive on the right hand side of the road while in Austria. First aid kit and a warning triangle are good to be carried in your vehicle.
Summer months offer fine driving conditions while in winter - winter tyres are a must. Be sure you recognize the road signs: Steinschlag = Falling rocks and Lawinen Gefahr = Avalanche danger.
Being a mountainous country Austria's mountain roads are well constructed and secured to offer a safe drive.
Parking in Austria
Parking lights are obligatory while using area with no street lamps at night. You can use the marked "blue zones" within three hours providing you have a cardboard clock. Fuel stations and police stations offer them for free.
Here are the speed limits on Austrian roads both measured in kph and mph:
Motorways - 130kph / 81mph
Towns - 50kph / 31mph
Major roads - 100kph / 62mph
Austrian law says the alcohol limit is 0.05%. The penalty for exceeding this limit is a fine and loss of driving license.
Roads and Toll Info
The word for toll is Maustelle.
To use motorways and speedroads you must buy and display a toll sticker on your vehicle. While driving on highways a toll label (Vignette) is obligatory. High fines as well as additional charges are the penalty for not displaying the sticker. These are easy to be found at fuel stations, post offices, automobile clubs and close to the border shops.
Seat belt Rules
Whether on front or rear seat it’s obligatory to have your seat belts fastened while driving in Austria. Children under 12 and shorter than 1,5 meters are not allowed to take a front seat.
Minimum age for Driving
Drivers in Austria must be at least 18 years old.
Driving licenses accepted
Drivers who possess European driving licenses are free to drive in Austria. Non-Europeans need an International Driving Permit accompanied by/or a translation of their own license. The IDP is to be used within a year.
Documents to Carry
Here is a list of the documents that drivers in Austria must carry:
A driving license(European) or IDP together with their domestic license
Green card insurance
All the documents certifying their vehicle ownership
If the car is rented-all the documents from the rental company
If you witness or have an accident on the road when people are injured or cars damaged, the best thing to do is to call the police. Taking the contact details of the witnesses as well as pictures on the site of the accident can be of great help to the police.
European Emergency Number: 112
Police Service 133
Ambulance Service 144
Fire Service 122
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