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Road Signs and Driving
Rules in Poland
Driving in Poland is
not as simple as it might first appear to someone who has never visited
the country! One of the many problems a foreign driver is likely to
encounter are road signs. Here are a few fairly common roadsigns, which
might not be so used in other countries. Pass your mouse over each
picture to see an English explanation of each.
Some rules of the road and driving tips
for driving in Poland
Traffic drives on
the right hand side of the road and overtaking should be on the left
of the overtaken car. On dual carriageways you will find many
drivers overtaking using the inside lane, so be careful of these
Between 1 October
and 1 March, all vehicles must use headlights both night and day in
You are required to
carry a warning triangle, first aid kit and small fire extinguisher
Accidents must be
reported to the police. It's illegal to leave the scene of an
Trams may be passed
on the right; but when a tram stops, drivers must yield to the
passengers who leave the tram.
Buses leaving a bus
stop have the right of way.
At Polish border
crossings, especially on the German / Polish border, you may be asked to show your drivers licence, passport
and proof of third-party insurance.
Watch out for the
big trees growing in rows along many Polish roads.
is prohibited in Polish law to use hand-held mobile phones while
There is over
125,000 miles/ 200,000 km of road in Poland.
Speed limits in
Poland are as follows: Urban 37mph/50kph Open Roads 56mph/90kph
Highways 68mph/110kph. Fines are imposed on the spot and range from
100 to 500 zloties (for speeding).
Be careful to look out for unlit
bicycles, wandering drunks, and horse-drawn wagons in country areas.
Car theft is fairly
common in some parts of Poland. Take care of your car and anything
numbers - Police, tel. 997; Fire, tel. 998; Ambulance, tel. 999. The
mobile telephone helpline is tel. 112.
See also: Pictures
of minor Polish roads and Driving
Crossings in Poland
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