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Tips for Driving and Hiring a Car in Prague

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The picturesque environs of Prague can be conveniently explored by hiring a car. The city has an extensive network of car hire companies like Europcar, Avis, Sixt, and more. You may have concerns about the theft and break-in rates in Prague, however, the possibility of travelling at your own pace by following the road rules can ensure a safe driving experience.

Car Rental Tips

You must be around 21 years, have a valid license for one year, and an international driving license to rent a car in Prague. The rented car should be equipped with:

  • Fluorescent green high visibility safety jacket.
  • First aid kit.
  • Spare bulbs and electric fuses.
  • Jack, spanner, and spare wheel.
  • Fire extinguisher.

The car should have winter tyres between 1 November and 31 March. Remember to check if there is a restraint system for your children depending on their size and weight (mandatory for children with a weight under 36kg and a height under 156cm.)

Car On Rent
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Road Laws

  • You have to drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • It is necessary to drive with lights on for 24 hours a day.
  • The horns can be used only to warn danger or as a signal when you are about to pass.
  • The use of seat belts is mandatory.
  • Drink driving is regarded as a crime.
  • Mobile phones can be used only with hands-free.
  • Your vehicle must bear a special sticker on the windscreen to travel the expressways.

Speed Limits

  • Town and city: 50Kph (31mph)
  • Open Roads: 90Kph (55mph)
  • Motorways: 130Kph (80mph)
Car on
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Required Documents

  • International Driving Permit
  • Driving License
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Third-person liability insurance policy

Enjoy driving in Prague by following all the road rules.

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