Arriving by car
What you should know about Austrian road traffic:
- Motorway tax sticker/toll: motorway tax stickers are mandatory on marked roads in Austria. There are also special tolls for tunnels and bridges, etc. Motorway tax stickers can be obtained in all shops or at all filling stations (also at indicated motorway filling stations in Germany near the Austrian border!)
- It is no longer mandatory to switch on your vehicle lights during the day in Austria. The law forcing drivers to switch on vehicle lights during the day in Austria was repealed on 1/1/08. However, the Board of Trustees recommends switching on headlights to improve traffic safety!
- Warning vests must always be carried on board: the carrying of warning vests is mandatory for all drivers in Austria! Warning vests must be worn by drivers of multi-lane motor vehicles when placing a warning triangle on a rural road. On a motorway or road, it is compulsory to wear the vest when the driver leaves the vehicle and is on the road or the hard shoulder! In most cases, a fine of EUR 14.00 will be levied on the spot for non-compliance.
- Mobile phone ban at the wheel: as in most European countries, it is forbidden to use mobile phones without a hands-free car kit while driving. If you are caught, you have to face a high fine (from EUR 25.00).
- Speed limits on Austria's roads: out of town/highways: 100 km/h; motorways: 130 km/h; local area: 50 km/h (unless marked otherwise by signs)
- Drink-drive limits: in Austria, the upper limit is 0.5 per thousand. For those who have had driving license for less than 2 years, the 0.1 per thousand limit shall apply
- What to bring in the car: in principle, it is mandatory to carry first aid kits, warning triangle and warning vest while driving in Austria.
- Obligation to use winter tyres in winter conditions: as of 1/1/2008, there is an obligation to use winter tyres on Austrian roads from 1 November to 15 April! However, conditions that are explicitly "winter conditions" must prevail. Snow chains may also be used as an alternative to winter tyres. Parked cars are excluded from complying with this regulation.
Electric charging post
At the hotel in Flachau
It is also an ideal way to refuel your car for a long-distance journey - north/south or vice versa – and perhaps you will then choose the more relaxing travel option which includes a stop along the way and an overnight stay at our hotel?