Requirements to drive in the Czech Republic
Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. An International Drivers License is required for driving a car hire. For drivers under the age of 25 an additional young driver surcharge may apply locally. Some suppliers have a maximum age of 70. Seatbelts are mandatory and children up to age 12 must be seated in the back seat. In The Czech Republic you drive on the right side of the road. Trams should be passed on the right side. It is noteworthy that dipped headlights must be used also during day time. In the Czech Republic the blood alcohol limit is zero, while driving, so you shouldn’t drink at all.
When travelling on any motorway in The Czech Republic you are compelled to display a motorway toll sticker (Vignette). When you rent a car in The Czech Republic with us at Auto Europe a free toll sticker is normally included in the rate. On your voucher you can read all the details.
Parking in Prague
In Prague you can park and pay using meters. Meters with a green stripe allow you to park maximum 6 hours. Machines with an orange stripe indicate that you may park for maximum 2 hours. If you wish to park for a longer time you can use parking garages. Please note that Prague has very few petrol stations. In other cities the stations are located in the outskirts. On the motorway most stations are open 24h.
Driving outside the country
Most car categories can be driven within Western Europe, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Ireland. If you wish to drive outside the Czech Republic you need to purchase additional coverage. Please note that you may not take your rental car on a ferry. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Domestic one-way rentals are available between certain locations, additional fees may apply. Fees also apply for international one-way rentals. Some vehicles are prohibited on international one way rentals.
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