Main traffic rules to follow when travelling in Iceland

Posted on May 22, 2009 by

road signs in iceland

road signs in iceland

In urban areas the speed limit is 50km/h, but it often decreases to 30km/h in inhabited areas. In any street outside the inhabited areas, the limit is 80km/h on dirt roads and 90 km/h on asphalted ones. Along the roads, there’s no board signalling the speed limits, unless in the area the limit differs from the national rule.
Both the driver and the passengers must fasten seat belts. Children must use the child’s seat.
In Iceland it is forbidden to drive if you’ve drunk alcohol, the tolerance is 0.05%. The infringement is heavily punished.
The lights must always be on, day and night. It is forbidden to use mobile phones while driving, unless you use earphone. It is forbidden to drive out of the marked paths/ roads, as this might damage the environment

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