The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.
Children under 4 cannot travel unless they use a rear-facing child seat.
Drink Driving Limits
20mg/100ml (UK 80mg/100ml). This limit effectively means no drinking for 12 hours before driving.
Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 17
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Speed limits are strictly enforced and penalties can be very high.
Dipped headlights must be used at all times.
All grades of unleaded petrol, diesel and some LPG are available as well as lead substitute additive. There is no leaded. It is allowed to carry spare petrol in a can. Fill up when you get the chance in remote areas. Credit cards may not be accepted at all filling stations.
There are no blanket tolls on Norwegian roads, but some sections of road, and some bridges and tunnels, are subject to tolls. City tolls operate in Oslo, Bergen (free at weekends), Stavanger and Trondheim.
There is a colour code for parking meters:
Yellow up to 1 hour
Grey up to 2 hours
Brown up to 3 hours
On-the-spot fines are issued for the infringement of minor traffic regulations. Ensure an official receipt is issued by the officer collecting the fine.
We can find no information relating to the use of mobile phones specifically in Norway. To be safe do not use a hand-held phone, keep use to a minimum and use a hands free system when you do.
Fire – 110
Police - 112
Ambulance – 113
Other Useful Information
A valid UK or other EU/EEA driving licence is sufficient for driving in Norway if visiting. There is no need for an International Driving Permit.
Winter tyres are mandatory between November and April. During winter only main routes are kept open – travel well prepared with emergency clothing and supplies in case of trouble.
Give way to traffic approaching from the right unless on a road with priority indicated by a yellow diamond.
Useful Words and Phrases
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Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries. Countries outside the EU still require national identification.
Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs and adjust headlamp beams for driving on the right. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.
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