Why carry an IDP while driving in Norway?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Norway highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Norway
To drive in Norway, foreign visitors need a valid driver license issued by the country of their residence and an International driving license. It is permitted to drive with the International driving license for up three months.Fjords, the main reason to visit Norway. The country of towns with colorful wooden houses and majestic natural landmarks. Feel the freedom of the road by driving your own car in Norway. Just be sure to take some few reminders when driving in Norway.
- Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
- While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
- Child-restraint and hands-free are must
- Don’t drink and drive in Norway.
- The speed limit is 30 km/h in residential areas and 50 km/h in built up areas and 80-90 km/hr on expressways.
- Watch out all the yellow diamond sign in Norway.
- Unless indicated by signs, vehicles approaching an intersection from the right have the right of way.
- Trams always have the right of way and should be passed on the right.
- Pedestrians always have the right of way at marked pedestrian crossings.
- It is illegal to carry a child less than 5 years of age on a moped or motorcycle.
- Mobile phones must not be used while driving.
- The legal limit is 20 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. This is very low and therefore the simple rule of thumb is not to drink any alcohol whatsoever if you will be driving. Be wary of medications that may cause you to fail a breathalyser test, which are marked with a red triangle.
Driving in Norway During Winter:
Norway has a long winter season and many roads are covered by ice or hard snow for months. Entering Norway between October and April may be a challenging but be prepared. winter tires is a must for your safety and be ready for the possibility of heavy snow,white-out and black ice conditions. Make sure fully charge your mobile phone and keep your emergency kits handy.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
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