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THE FOLLOWING ARE MANDATORY WHEN DRIVING IN DENMARK AND MUST BE CARRIED IN THE VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES:

* VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOCUMENT
* LETTER OF AUTHORITY TO DRIVE, IF YOU ARE NOT THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE
* CURRENT M.O.T. CERTIFICATE
* CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE (MULTI-LINGUAL ON REVERSE)
* PHOTOCARD DRIVING LICENCE OR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT, IF YOUR DRIVING LICENCE DOES NOT HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH, A PASSPORT IS NEEDED TO VALIDATE THE DRIVING LICENCE.
* SPARE BULB KIT
* WARNING TRIANGLE
* FIRST AID KIT
* INTERNATIONAL ACCIDENT DECLARATION FORM

Children in cars:
Children under 3 years of age must be secured with approved safety equipment appropriate to the child's age, size and weight. Children from 3 to 6 years of age may use approved child seat or booster seat instead of seat belts.

Lights:
Dipped headlights are compulsory at all times.

Drinking and Driving:
Don't do it. Anything over 0.05 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.

Seat Belts:
The use of fitted seat belts is compulsory for persons over 3 years of age.

Visibility Vests:
These are now compulsory in Italy and Spain (and likely to become compulsory throughout the EU) if you need to walk on a motorway. You don't have to carry one, but if you breakdown on the motorway you will be breaking the law if you walk to an emergency phone without one. A suitable high visibility vest is supplied by Advanced Safety Products and conforms to BS EN471: 1994 Class 2.

Fines:
Please note that on the spot fines are payable for infringing some traffic regulations. Ensure the officer collecting the fine issues an official receipt. Non-payment may result in your vehicle being impounded.

Speed limits:
As shown below, are implemented rigorously. Radar traps are frequent.

Motorways = General limit 130 km/h but many stretches signed at 110 km/h or 90 km/h
Dual Carriageways = 80km/h
Open Road = 80kph
Towns = 50 km/h.

Motorways:
It is mandatory to use indicators when you change lanes on motorways. It is also mandatory to use hazard-warning lights when you are the last car in the queue on a motorway.

Toll Roads:
E20 The motorway bridge across Storebælt:-

Cars under 3 m  (Smart and Toyota iQ) 18€

Cars/Cars with trailer under 6 m 34€

Cars/Cars with trailer over 6 m 51€

  Cars with caravan 51€

  Car: Total weight max. 3,500 kg
 

Camper vans/motor homes:

Up to 6 m and max. 3,500 kg total weight 34€

Over 6 m and max. 3,500 kg total weight 51€

Under 10 m and over 3,500 kg total weight 100€

Over 10 m and over 3,500 kg total weight 158€

Remember to bring your registration certificate.

 

E20 The motorway-bridge across Øresund,:-
Price per single trip

Car up to 6 meters 50€

Car with trailer, van or minibus 6 - 9 metres 100€

Motorcycle 27€


NEW LAWS
It is now law in Denmark (not just good driving practice) to indicate before changing lanes on a motorway. With effect from 1 September 2005, Denmark will implement new measures concerning traffic offences. You should therefore take extra care when driving in Denmark.

Final thoughts:
Denmark is the only member state where you will have to stop at the border on entry to show a passport if entering by road. Stick to the speed limit! So much as 1km over and you will be nailed - and they will send the bailiffs to the UK to get you if necessary too! Stick to the speed limit and driving in Denmark is an absolute dream.

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