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Driving in Hungary

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Motorway tax : on sale at post offices, road administration offices, customs offices, garages and service stations. Annual amount : 37200 HUF.

Maximum alcohol level : 0.00 %.

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 12 years.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 3 years or 1,35m.

Minimum driving age : 17 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) outside of built-up areas all year round.

Studded tires prohibited


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Set of spare light bulbs compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket compulsory.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 90 kph.

On dual carriageways : 110 kph.

On motorways : 130 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Magyar Autóklub (MAK)

Rómer Flóris u. 4/a



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