Driving Rules & Regulations in Estonia

estoniaEstonia offers glorious beaches, arguably the world’s most perfectly preserved medieval city (Tallinn), and wild forests populated by everything from wolves and bears to lynxes and elk. Driving is the best way to make the most of your trip to this Baltic gem, but before you book your car hire in Estonia with Nova Car Hire, read our guide to driving laws and practices.

  • Drive on the right.

  • Both front and rear seat belts must be worn, and children should be suitably restrained.

  • Your rental car should contain two warning triangles, a first aid kit, and headlamp converters, and you are advised to carry a fire extinguisher, reflective vest, and torch.

  • The legal blood/alcohol limit is zero.

  • Speed limits range from 50km/h in built-up areas to between 90km/h and 120km/h on open roads.

  • Dipped headlights must be used at all times.

  • Mobile phone use is limited to hands-free systems.

  • Dial 112 for emergency services. Breakdown assistance is available from 1888.

  • Be vigilant for elk on the motorways, particularly at night.

  • Winter tyres are obligatory from 1 December to 1 March every year, but if there are severe weather conditions outside this time frame, the dates are altered.

  • For further information on using Estonia’s roads, see here.