Self-Drive Motoring holidays in Germany. Tips on driving abroad in Germany. Motoring rules and regulations in Germany. German motoring laws.
Make sure you Drive Alive! Drive on the right!
Although the autobahns in Germany are not subject to an overall speed limit (the blue speed limit signs, usually showing 130, are suggested maximum speeds), many stretches of autobahn are covered by signed speed limits, which are mostly closely observed by the Germans. But beware; even on unrestricted autobahns you can get a ticket for driving too fast in the prevailing conditions (heavy traffic, bad weather etc).
A full UK driving licence is required. Minimum age for driving in Germany is 18. As in the UK, seat belts should be worn front and rear. Below are motoring regulations relating to Germany.
More and more towns are adopting the priority to traffic coming from the right in the towns. If there is no yellow diamond at a road junction, you MUST give way to traffic from the right, even if you are on the major road. As it used to do in France years ago this is causing accidents, especially in the rain. It is used as a way to slow traffic down in built up areas.
Bulb replacement set is advised, but not compulsory.
Race to 350 km/h on a motorway in Germany
VW GOLF 7 R Onboard Acceleration German NO SPEED Limit ...
Maximum 120 km/h speed limit in a German motorway