Driving Rules & Regulations in Denmark

If you want to take in the major attractions around Copenhagen, on the island of Zealand, or explore the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense on neighbouring Funen, you’re better off touring by car. Driving in Denmark is fairly straightforward, but it’s worth bearing the following in mind:denmark

  • Keep your driving licence, rental car certificate of registration, and proof of third party insurance in the car.

  • Carry a warning triangle.

  • Wear your seat belt, whether you are a driver or passenger.

  • Children under 135 cm must use appropriate child restraints and children over 3 but under 135 cm must be seated in the back seat.

  • You must drive with dipped headlamps in daylight.

  • Snow tyres can only be used from 1st November to15th April, and only if fitted on all 4 wheels.

  • Handheld mobile phones are not permitted while driving.

  • The speed limit ranges from 50 km/h in built-up areas to 80 km/h on other roads and 130 km/h on motorways. Even minor speed limit infractions attract heavy, on-the-spot fines, and if you cannot pay, the car may be impounded.

  • Tolls are payable at the motorway-bridge across Storebælt and the motorway-bridge across Øresund.

  • Drive on right, overtake on the left and give way to traffic from the right.

  • The legal blood/alcohol limit is 0.05%.

  • More information on driving in Denmark is available here.

With this information on driving in Denmark at your disposal, you’re well prepared to rent a car in Denmark with Nova Car Hire.