Why carry an IDP while driving in Hungary?
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. Hungary highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Hungary
Visit the medieval and historic city of Budapest. Discover Hungary and prepare to be amazed. Use your own car to explore this wonderful country and see one destination to another. Be sure to keep these traffic laws in mind.
- Driving is on the right side of the road and overtaking only on the left side.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
- For driving either a rented or own car, the Third Part insurance is obligatory.
- Speed limits are depended by types of roads: in urban areas, it is 50 km/h (31 mph); for dual carriageways, it is 110 km/h (65 mph); on a motorway, it is 130 km/h (80 mph).
- Hungary has a zero-tolerance policy on drink driving.
- For driving outside of the urban area, dipped headlights at all times are required.
- For driving on motorways, it is necessary to obtain a special sticker (vignette) which is available from petrol stations.
- Children who are less than 150 cm tall must sit in the back seat. Children under three years of age must have appropriate child seats.
- It is required by law to have in a car: a first aid kit, reflective jacket, warning triangle, and spare headlamp bulbs.
Additional info for driving in Hungary:
While driving, it is illegal to use cell phones; drivers may use only phones with hands- free systems.
Foreign drivers must have at all time while driving their original driving permits, International driver licenses, passports, car registration and insurance certificates.
Parking is permitted on the right-hand side of two-way streets and on both sides of one-way streets. Yellow line at side of road means no stopping.
Drivers may only use horns in cases of extreme danger.
The police phone number is 107.
Driving in Hungary in the Winter
Winter in Hungary can be challenging. Be sure to use winter tires in all your wheels. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. As long as you are prepared, you will be fine.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
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