ROADS AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION
The Road User Information Center is a traffic organisation which gathers information about road, driving and traffic conditions throughout the country. Information can also be obtained about distances, routes, ferry timetables and axle loads.
The Road Traffic Centre, tel.: 175 or from abroad: +47 22 07 30 00 www.vegvesen.no/trafikkinformasjon/reiseinformasjon/Trafikkmeldinger
SPECIAL TRAFFIC RULES
DRIVING LIGHTS, WARNING TRIANGLE AND HAZARD LIGHTS: Dipped head lights are compulsory 24 hours a day. All cars must be equipped with a warning triangle and hazard lights.
SEAT BELTS: Seat belts are compulsory. This also applies to the back seat if seat belts are fitted there.
CHILD SAFETY: Children under 4 must have their own seat or safety restraint (babies in a cot). Children over 4 years can use normal seat.
TYRE TREAD DEPTH: There must be a minimum of 1.6 mm tread on summer tyres and a minimum of 3.0 mm on winter tyres.
You can drive with winter tyres with or without studs. Allyear tyres can also be used. Use of studded tyres is allowed from 1 November to the first Monday after 2. Easter Sunday. Studded tyres may also be used outside these periods if the weather and road surface conditions make it necessary. In Nordland, Troms and Finnmark studded tyres are allowed during the period 15 October to 1 May.
If studded tyres are fitted to a car weighing under 3.5 tonnes, they must be fitted to all four wheels.
SNOW CHAINS: A vehicle of 3.5 tonnes or more
must carry snow chains if ice or snow is expected on the road. These snow chains must fit the vehicle’s wheels.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER INTOXICATING
OR TRANQUILLISING MEDICATION: Driving motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or medication is not permitted. Greater concentration of alcohol in the blood than 2 milligrams per millilitre is automatically regarded
PICNIC SPOTS: These are meant for picnics, short stays and public conveniences. Keep picnic spots tidy. Campsites are provided for camping.
MOUNTAIN PASSES: When going over mountain passes there are often very long downhill stretches, when brakes may overheat. To avoid this, drive in a low gear (the gear you would use if you were driving up the slope), This means you will not have to brake so hard and that brakes will not heat up so quickly. When driving up steep slopes the car is required to work hard. Keep an eye on the car’s temperature gauge, because the car can quickly overheat.
During June, July and August, you should expect traffic and queues at ferry terminals. During this period there may also be tailbacks on the E18.
IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT
Emergency telephones can be found on mountain stretches
and in tunnels. The following telephone numbers will provide help:
Or contact directorie enquiries on tel. 1881/1880.
If you require salvage or technical assistance with your vehicle you can call the following 24 hour numbers:
NAF: +47 23 21 31 00
FALCK: 02 222
Cars, motorcycles and camper vans:
In a builtup area 50 km/h
Outside builtup area 80 km/h Motorway speed limits range from 90 kph to 110 kph. ***
50 km/h 80 km/h
* Vehicles with trailers or caravans without brakes are restricted to a maximum speed of 60 kph, even though the speed limit shown may be higher.
** Vehicles towing trailers or caravans fitted with brakes are restricted to a ma ximum speed of 80 kph, even though the speed limit shown may be higher.
*** Campervans/motorhomes with a permitted maximum weight of 7,500 kg may drive at 110 kph on motorways.