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Traffic rules in the Czech Republic are similar to those in many european countries.

Things to Remember:

1. Right-driving.

2. Both front and backseat passengers must wear seat belts for the entire duration of the ride.

3. Speed limit in built-up areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), outside cities and towns you can go 90 km/h (55 mph), and this rises up to 130 km/h on highways (80 mph).

 4. Drinking and driving is prohibited (alcohol limit in the Czech republic is 0.0 % as opposed to Germany where you can have a glass of beer before driving).

 5. Dipped headlights must be on at all times throughout the year.

Compulsory car equipment

First-aid kit.

Warning triangle.

- Reflective jacket. Any passenger getting out of the car outside built-up areas on a road or a highway is obliged to wear a reflective jacket. A reflective jacket must be kept within the car (i.e. not in the boot).

Winter tyres. From the 1st of November till the 31st of March it is mandatory to have winter tyres with a minimum tread depth of 4 mm. Studded winter tyres are prohibited.

 Parking rules in Prague

Paid Parking zones – Parking in Prague

parking prague runwell rentacarIn Prague, parking is regulated by PAID PARKING ZONES (PPZ) in order to protect residents living in parts of town with a lot of traffic and to motivate visitors to avoid these parts of town and park in said zones only for period of time they really need. This way they will free up parking space for others. The founder of the PPZ is the city of Prague. The institute for technical maintenance of communications (ITMC) is the responsible supervisor of PPZ.
The new conception of PPZ offers three basic parking modes.

Blue zone (Residents)
The blue zone, marked with a blue line (vertical and horizontal signs) is designated for residents. Only residents with a valid parking permit and abonents may park on the blue zone. Others may use the blue zone for parking only after paying via the virtual parking clock web app, as there are no parking ticket machines installed in the blue zone. This way of use of the blue zone allows for maximum time of 3 hours. The city of Prague is divided into three price sectors, which determine the cost of parking. (Map of the price sectors) The pricelist is available for download.

Purple zone (Mixed)
The purple zone, marked with a discontinuous white line and a traffic sign with a purple stripe is meant for so called mixed parking. Owners of a valid parking permit may use the purple zone without limitations. Others may use it for a maximum of 24 hours and only after paying via the virtual parking clock web app or using the parking ticket machine. The city of Prague is divided into three price sectors, which determine the cost of parking. (Map of the price sectors) The pricelist is available for download.

Orange zone (Visitors)
The orange zone, marked with a discontinuous white line and a traffic sign with an orange stripe is designated for so called short time parking. All users may park on the orange zone for a maximum of 3 hours and only after paying via the virtual parking clock web app or using the parking ticket machine. The city of Prague is divided into three price sectors, which determine the cost of parking. (Map of the price sectors) The pricelist is available for download.

Visitor parking payment
Parking tickets can be paid for using either the parking ticket machine (payment by card or cash: CZK/EUR) or by using the virtual parking clock web app. Customers will be identified using the license plate number of their vehicle. Inspection of parking permits will be conducted automatically using a monitoring system. That way there is no need to display the parking ticket or the permit behind the windshield of the vehicle.

Opening hours of the paid parking zones
The general opening hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm but this can vary depending on the city part and different locations. Out of opening hours the parking is not regulated.

Traffic Fines & Fees in the Czech Republic

Alcohol

- Blood alcohol limit is 0.0%

- If your blood alcohol level is less than 0.3%, you will be fined from 10 000 CZK (400 EUR) up to 20 000 CZK (800 EUR)

- If your blood alcohol level is more than 0.3%, you will be fined from 25 000 CZK (1000 EUR) up to 50 000 CZK (2000 EUR)

Dipped headlights

Having dipped headlights on is mandatory throughout the year in the Czech republic. Violation of this rule will cost you 2000 CZK (80 EUR).

Children

Children under 12 years old and/or less than 150 cm (4.92 feet) tall must seat at the back and must use child safety seats.

Safety seat belts

Seat belts must be fastened both in the front and in the back seats in the Czech republic. A fee for violation of this rule is 2000 CZK (80 EUR).

Mobile phones

Use of a mobile phone is not permitted while driving in the Czech republic. However, it is possible to use a hands-free kit. You will have to pay 1000 CZK (40 EUR) for violation of this rule.

Use of radar detection devices is strongly prohibited under a heavy fine of 100 000 CZK (4 000 EUR).

Violation of overtaking and passing rules: 5 000 – 10 000 CZK (200 – 400 EUR)

Red light violation: 2 000 CZK (80 EUR)

Failing to stop before a pedestrian crossing: 2 500 CZK (100 EUR)

Speed limit violation by 40 km/h (24 mph) in built-up areas and by 50 km/h (31 mph) outside cities and towns: 5 000 – 10 000 CZK (200 – 400 EUR)

You can pay the fine directly to the police officer right after the infraction takes place. In case you don’t have enough cash, you’ll be provided with a payment device to pay by card.

Traffic fines in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany: comparison

It stands to mention that the following numbers are minimum fines. You have a right to refuse to pay the fine to the police officer, and then the case will be sent to court where the amount of the fine will rise up to twice (or more) as much as it originally was.

 

The Czech Republic

Austria

Germany

Overtaking and passing violation

200

36

70

Red light violation

100

36

90-360

Speed limit violation by 31-40 km/h (19-24 mph)

100

70

120

Using a mobile phone while driving

40

50

40

Unfastened safety seat belt

80

35

30

Emergency contact numbers

Police – 158

Medical emergency – 155

Fire emergency – 150

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