10 features of the SDA in different countries
Traveling abroad by car will allow to gain an incredible freedom of movement and also to save on airline tickets. However, there is always the risk of the funds thus saved dispelling fines - unless, of course, do not inquire in advance as to which traffic rules apply to other people's homeland.
10th place. At the crossroads of two worlds
Accustomed to follow the rule of the right hand of our fellow citizens extrapolated home experience to ride abroad, and for good reason: it is not everywhere should be pravoruchkoy. For example, in the United States an advantage when driving through an intersection is the one who rode before him. In most states are allowed a right turn at a red light. In Thailand it is even more interesting: the first will pass the one who had blinked headlights. And in India, the right-of-way driver has a larger vehicle.
In Europe, the right of way intersections are more like familiar to us. Nevertheless, it should be borne in mind that roundabouts principal will always be the one who goes in a circle.
9th place. Price rate
In contrast to Russia, where the speed of traffic in populated areas is limited to 60 km / h, in most European countries, the cities and the villages can not drive faster than 50 km / h. However, there are exceptions: for example, in Poland from 23:00 to 06:00, this limit is increased to ten kilometers per hour, synchronizing with our rules. Outside of settlements can go no faster than 90 km / h, with the exception of Germany and Austria, where the official can accelerate to hundreds. In Switzerland, Denmark, Holland, Norway and Finland even more severe restrictions - no more than 80 km / h. Finally, on motorways, depending on the country limit is 110-130 km / h. As practice shows, the fines on cars with Russian numbers at the place of residence of the owner do not reach. However, if you get caught in the act, the punishment will be severe.
8 place. Drink poison!
A small number of European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) for drivers operates dry law, according to which in the blood in principle, should not be drinking. However, in most countries, you can still get behind the wheel drunk easy: you will be clean before the law, if the blood alcohol level shall not exceed 0, 5 ppm. And in some countries, the requirements for sobriety even more liberal: for example, in the UK and Liechtenstein, as well as in Malta, you can have fun behind the wheel as long as the alcohol content is between 0 and 8 ppm.
7th place. Forbidden pop
yubitelyam Winter Travel should take the pencil, not in every European country, the traffic police will be pleased to find a car shod in tires. The laws of some countries of central Europe prohibits transport operation on the "spikes", and the demands that in the winter season the cars were shod with seasonal tires. In other states, winter tires are mandatory for use in a certain period of time, even though the owners have a choice of what tires to give preference - "pop" or "Velcro". In any event - planning the travel route, the bus issue should be explored in advance.
6 place. Stand, be afraid of
institute paid parking we have now is in its infancy, while in developed countries the asphalt of city streets has long ceased to be free. Here nuances very much, and they vary from country to country. Somewhere in the city divided into zones with differentiated cost of parking, somewhere there is a possibility to park for free, but the waiting time is strictly limited. In the same country may differ parking regulations in different cities. In general, in this case a lot of subtleties and barbs, so that in each new city parking issue should be solved on the spot. However, there are general rules: in big cities makes sense to look for intercept parking (in some countries are referred to as P + R - ie parkandride), where you can leave the car in the long term for relatively little money, and the center accessible by public transport .
On a fine, of course, it is better not to run - despite the fact that in this case the Russian numbers in a sense eliminate the liability. In addition, there is always the risk of their own skin to study the characteristics of the national evacuation, which in any case will cost a evrotsentik.
5 th place. Do not call me, do not call
Abroad talking on a cell phone while driving without using hands-free devices have begun to prohibit in the last century, and we have adopted this fashion safely. Penalties for such a serious offense - from several dozen to several hundred euros. It looks more curious fact that in Sweden, as such a ban on talking while driving is not, however, in case of an accident the police can qualify these things act as a careless driving.
4th place. Carcasses light
In many European countries the use of dipped headlights during the day is a must, but here plenty of exceptions: in Germany, Spain, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, the UK and several other countries in the daytime lights do not need to include. In Italy and Hungary, the dipped beam is required outside the settlements, and the Ukraine, Moldova and Croatia, this demand is seasonal. And definitely do not include a "fog" unnecessarily.
3 rd place. Fast or free
With toll roads abroad, everything is clear: entered - received the voucher, left - pay coin. However, in nine countries of Central Europe (Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Switzerland, as well as Slovenia and Slovakia), all major highways are in fact paid for - the right to their use gives a vignette, which must be purchased in order to avoid a fine. Usually vignette is a paper sticker, which must be purchased at the entrance to the country and immediately stick to the windshield in a well-marked spot. In addition, in Romania and Hungary vignette can be "disembodied" - that is, e. Cost vignettes range from € 3 (Romania) to 40CHF (Switzerland), but more fines.
2 nd place. Gift radar
In many countries, radar detectors are prohibited by law in Western Europe, and if the traffic police in the car detects "bad" device, be sure to confiscate it, but still fine soldered. But they can take away a car pile up in France. In general, the state can be divided into three groups and can possess, and use the "trap warning"; You can possess, but not allowed to use; can neither own nor use.
1 place. Motor and chamber
DVRs are not banned in most European countries, but it is not recommended to use ambient fixation device is actually in some of them. The explanation is quite simple: taking care of privacy. Furthest in this sense came Austria, where there was a law under which the accommodation footage in the public domain entail a fine of € 10 000. However, in 2015!