Denmark

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Pete Barden
10 Jul 2012 23:01 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Here's what you'll need to know when driving in Denmark. Remember that Danish driving laws give priority to cyclists and buses in many situations so pay particular attention to sign posts.

Road deaths per 100,000 of population. UK average 3.1 (2010):
•4.8 per 100,000 of population

Minimum age for drivers
•18

Maximum speed limit

Motorways:
•110kph/68mph
Some motorway stretches at:
•130kph/80mph
Open roads:
•80kph/50mph
Urban areas:
•50kph/31mph

Alcohol limit per 100ml of blood
50mg

Equipment required in car
•Warning triangle inside the car
•Headlamp converters. These are stickers on your headlights, which prevent oncoming motorists being dazzled by UK-configured headlamps

Documentation to be carried
•Full British licence (if it's not a photo version, you'll need another form of photographic ID, such as a passport)
•Original registration document, or hire-car paperwork
•Motor insurance policy

Exterior markings
•GB sticker must be displayed unless 'Euro-plates' are fitted

General requirements
•Seatbelts must be worn by all vehicle occupants
•Dipped headlights to be used at all times
•Buses always have priority
•Cyclists often have right of way

On the spot fines issued
•Yes ensure you get a receipt from the issuing officer

Radar detectors
•Forbidden

This information is provided as a guide to driving in the aforementioned country, but is not intended as complete legal guidance. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure they follow national driving laws.