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Road Rules and Traffic Regulations in Denmark - Driving Nuances

1. The total length of public roads in Denmark is approximately 73.2 thousand km. Absolutely all roads in the country are paved. The total length of highways is 1.1 thousand kilometers, so drivers can comfortably travel around the country.
2. Absolutely all roads in Denmark are free to use. A fee is charged only for using two bridges - Øresundsbroen and Storebæltsforbindelsen. The amount of the fare depends only on the vehicle type.
3. The length of the suspension Storebæltsforbindelsen Bridge is 18 km. It crosses the strait that has the same name. The bridge connects the islands of Zealand and Funen. For an ordinary car the fare is from 20 to 30 euro, and its amount depends on the size of the car.
4. In addition to the national currency, it is possible to pay the fare in euro, Swedish or Norwegian kroner, Swiss francs, U.S. dollars and British pounds. Travellers, who want to pay in cash, should select the lane with the orange indicator at checkpoint.
5. Regardless of the currency in which the payment is made, the change will still be given in Danish kroner. Drivers are also allowed to pay by credit card (the lane with the blue indicator).

Nuances of Car Rental in Denmark

To save on your rental, we advise to book your car in advance. You will save the most if you do this several weeks or even several months prior to your trip. Rental offices in Denmark usually raise rental prices over time, based on the number of cars left available for the accounting period.

When looking for an exotic car (cabriolet, minivan or limousine), we advise to check in the rental offices located at airports, as they usually provide much wider choice comparing to offices in urban areas.

Upon receipt of invoices, bills and documents for your car at the rental location, please compare the obtained data with your voucher. Quite often, employees of rental offices in Denmark try to add optional charges or services without informing customers.

It is very important to pick up your car at the rental office in Denmark in a correct way. Prior to leaving the office, carefully inspect the car for various defects, and ensure that all the discovered defects are mentioned in your rental documents. In case of a non-compliance found, place a demand for correction to the rental officer.

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6. Drivers, who cross the bridge frequently, usually set the special electronic device BroBizz in the car. It allows deducting the fare automatically when the car reaches a checkpoint. There is even a special lane for vehicles equipped the BroBizz device – the green one.
7. The length of the Øresundsbroen Bridge is 7,845 meters. This bridge is built through the Oresund Gulf, and it connects Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmo. The fare for using this bridge for cars is from 43 to 86 euro. The exact amount of the fare also depends on the size of the vehicle.
8. The payment for using the Øresundsbroen Bridge can also be made not only in Danish kroner and Swedish kronor, but also in euro. The payment methods are similar to the abovementioned. In addition to cash, checkpoints accept payments by credit card and by the remote payment system BroBizz.
9. In Denmark, there are the following standard speed limits - in the territory of settlements the maximum allowed speed is 50 km/h, on country roads it is 80 km/h, on speed roads the maximum allowed speed is 110 km/h, and on autobahns the maximum allowed speed is 130 km/h. While driving, drivers should pay attention to road signs. In some parts of the roads the speed limit may vary from the standard.
10. The maximum permitted blood alcohol content for drivers is 0.5 ‰. The amount of the fine for drunk driving depends on the monthly income of the violator. If the blood alcohol content is from 0.5 to 2 ‰, then the driver will have to pay a large fine, and if the blood alcohol content is more than 2 ‰, the driver’s license will be immediately cancelled and his case will be submitted to court.
11. The driver, who is caught three times for drunk driving during three years, will have his vehicle confiscated. The offender will also be imprisoned for up to 10 years.
12. In Denmark motorists should use lower beams regardless of the time of the day. The lower beams must be turned on even on a sunny day. The violation of this rule will result in a fine of 500 kroner.
13. Children under three years old can be transported in a vehicle only in a special child seat. Older children, whose height is less than 135 cm, cannot occupy the front seat. The fine for this violation is also 500 kroner. It is worth noting that the driver and all the passengers must fasten seat belts.
14. While driving, drivers are forbidden to use mobile phones unless they are equipped with a special headset. If the driver uses other electronic devices (such as a music player or a tablet pc) while driving, he may also receive a fine bill.
15. The fines must be paid right on the spot. If the driver cannot pay the fine, his car may be arrested - the police have the right to hold the vehicle until the case is submitted to the court.
16. Drivers should be particularly attentive when seeking a place to park – the fine for wrong parking is about 65 euro. Moreover, the car parked in the wrong place is likely to be sent to the penalty parking lot. In order to return own car, the driver will have to pay a fine and the cost of towing services.
17. In order to use some parking lots, drivers must have a parking disc. This device can be easily bought at any store for motorists, at a petrol station or post office. As a rule, at parking lots of this type it is not allowed to leave cars for more than three hours.
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