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Mandatory vehicle equipment in Austria

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Vest

Mandatory should be used by the driver and all passengers when leaving the car in an undeveloped area, high-speed roads and highways

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First Aid kit

First aid kit

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Warning triangle

Required

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Fire extinguisher

Required

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Minimum tire tread height

1.6mm (summer tires); 4mm (winter tires)

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Winter tires

The obligation to use winter tires on November 1 to April 15 for DMC vehicles up to 3.5t on all wheels and for vehicles pow. 3.5T only on the drive axis, if the vehicle does not have winter tires, it is required to have snow chains

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Studded tires

Using spelled tires are allowed in the period from October 1 to May 31 by DMC vehicles to 3.5t equipped with radial tires. If we use spherical tires, we should use them on all wheels. It is required to have a sticker on the back of a vehicle informing about using spelled tires. If the trailer pulling the trailer has treated tires, the trailer should also be equipped with such tires

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Snow chains

Using is allowed if atmospheric conditions are bad and the roads are snowing, the Austrian authorities can order the use of snow chains on some road sections

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Car with a caravan

The obligation to have additional side mirrors (if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle), additional warning triangle

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Light bulbs

No special regulations

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Spare tire

No special regulations

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Tow rope

No special regulations

Other legal restrictions

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Legal alcohol limit 

Overall 0.49 ‰; Drivers holding a driving license less than 2 years and truck drivers 0.1 ‰

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Driving with the dipped beam headlamps on

Obligatory only at night, and during the day only in the case of bad atmospheric conditions

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Driving in seat belts

YES

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Carriage of children

Prohibition of children transporting (with a height of up to 150cm and age up to 14 years) on the front car seat without a special security system, or customized seat belts to their growth. Children over 14 years of age and the height below 150cm can use adult belts without a special increase, if the belts do not go to the reign of the child's throat

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Wild camping regulations

A one-off accommodation on the square or street is allowed to rest before a further journey. NOTBOARD WARNING IN SERIES OF NATIONAL AWARS AND ZONS CONCERNED NATURE. Always be careful for regional restrictions and best to ask the local population or such prohibitions do not occur

The data on this website is for informational purposes only. If in any doubt, remember that the road traffic regulations in your country always take precedence. The portal is not responsible for the consequences of using the information provided here.

The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, which many countries have signed, sets out only the minimum characteristics of motor vehicles and trailers involved in international traffic. At the same time, it allows a given country to expand and tighten its requirements for vehicles traveling on their roads, so it is worth checking before leaving what additional equipment of the vehicle is in force in a given country to avoid unnecessary discussions with the police about the Vienna Convention.

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