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Driving in Denmark

Here are some important driving basics for visitors.


Part of the article collection Driving in Scandinavia.

Learn the basics of how to drive in Denmark, and get useful driving tips for Danish roads so you can drive more safely on your next vacation with these 6 tips:

1. Important Basics for Driving in Denmark

Note that in Denmark, you drive on the right side of the road, and always with your lights on. Road signs use standard international symbols and sometimes include Danish phrases. 1 kilometer equals 0.6 miles.

2. Speed Limits in Denmark

The speed limits in Denmark are as follows: 50 km/h in towns, 80 km/h on open roads, and usually 110 km/h on the highway (some parts allow 130 km/h with posted signs).

3. Danish Safety Regulations

Remember to keep your headlights on at all times, it's a must in Denmark. Seat belts must be worn at all times. And, make sure to carry a warning triangle in your car.

4. Alcohol While Driving

The legal limit for alcohol in your blood is 0.5 promille in Denmark - strictly enforced, especially around Copenhagen. Anything higher than 0.5 will attract stiff punishment. Just don't drink and drive.

5. Documents for Driving in Denmark

You may be asked for a driver's license, passport, and vehicle papers. Many places recommend getting an international drivers license in Denmark, but your regular driver's license from home should be fine, too.

6. Emergency Assistance on the Road

If you get into an accident or require other emergency services, call 112 nationwide to reach the Danish police, fire department, and ambulance.

Go back to the main article Driving in Scandinavia to learn more about driving in the other countries.

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