What traffic rules are different in different countries

Traffic rules may vary considerably from one country to another. Right, and left-hand traffic, highest-posted speed limits, drink-driving laws: learn about your host country’s driving regulations.

Countries by the handedness of traffic

Driving direction
Red countries: Right-hand traffic. Blue countries: Left-hand traffic.

Highest-posted speed limits around the world

Highest-posted speed limits around the world
Kilometers per hour are on the left and miles per hour on the right. Source: Wikipedia.org

1 percent change in speed would lead to a 2 percent change in injury accidents, a 3 percent change in severe injury accidents and a 4 percent change in fatal accidents

Drink-driving laws by country

Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 29% of the total vehicle traffic fatalities.

Drink-driving laws by country
Green countries: Blood alcohol concentration ≤ 0.05 g/gl. Yellow countries:
Blood alcohol concentration > 0.05 g/gl. Red countries: No drink-drive law/not based on blood alcohol concentration. Black countries: Drink-drive law at the subnational level.

Seat-belt laws by country

Seat-belts reduce the risk of a fatal injury by ~ 50% for the front seat and ~ 75% for rear seat occupants.

Seat-belt laws by country
Green countries: National seat-belt law applies to all occupants. Black countries: Seat-belt law at a subnational level. Red countries: No seat-belt law or law does not apply to all occupants.

Minimum Age to Drive a Vehicle

Minimum Age to Drive a Vehicle
Dark green countries: minimum age to drive a vehicle – 15. Bright green countries:
minimum age to drive a vehicle – 16. Green countries:
minimum age to drive a vehicle – 17. Yellow countries: minimum age to drive a vehicle – 18.

Road distances order in Europe

Road distances order in Europe
Red countries: Road distances are shown from the furthest to the nearest city. Blue countries: Road distances are shown from nearest to furthest city.

Traffic light sequences in Europe

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