Denmark is a delightful place to visit, a well ordered and clean typically Scandinavian country that knows how to allow its visitors to enjoy themselves. In Copenhagen the world famous Tivoli Gardens are open during the warmer months for all to enjoy. In the west there are some beautiful beaches abutting the North Sea, probably better for walks than swimming and of course there is Legoland a paradise for kids of all ages.
Driving on the right hand side of the road may be a new experience for some visitors as may well be the use of kilometres to measure distance - one good thing about using a rental car is that it will be adapted to local conditions with the steering on the left hand side and the speedometer marked in kilometres per hour.
The availability of rentals cars is very good throughout Denmark and there is usually no problem in arranging for a hire car to be left at a different location from where it was originally rented.
The speed limits in Denmark are:
On Motorways the limit is 130 kilometres per hour. This equates to about 80 miles per hour. On other roads not showing any lower restriction the limit is 80 kilometres per hour that's 50 miles per hour. In towns the limit is 50 kilometres per hour, or 31 miles per hour.
Drivers face severe penalties if found driving with more than 25mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. This is lower than the limit in Britain which is 80mg per 100ml.
Persons under the age of 18 years are not allowed to drive in Denmark even though they may hold a driving licence issued in another country.
The wearing of seat belts is compulsory and children under three years old must be in an appropriate child/baby restraint to travel. Older children must be in appropriate restraints.
Before you drive away you should check that your hire car carries a warning triangle as these are compulsory in Denmark.
These notes are intended only to draw attention to some of the rules and regulations that apply to driving in Holland. They are not an exhaustive or complete set of regulations and may be superseded by changes in the law at any time. The publishers can accept no responsibility for any problem that may arise because drivers have failed to satisfy all the relevant legislation in any country in which they may use a vehicle hired through this site. It remains the responsibility of the driver to satisfy himself or herself that they are aware of all the relevant legislation that affects their conduct and the driving of vehicles in any country in which they may find themselves.
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