Different speed limits apply everywhere in Europe. If you want to avoid penalties, you should also inform yourself. An overview of the speed limits in Austria.
At first glance, the speed limits differ in Austria not particularly from those in Germany. The following speed limits apply to cars:
- Inner towns: 50km/h
- Out of town: 100km/h
- Expressway: 100km/h
- Freeway: 130km/h
The same speed limits apply in town and outside of town as in Germany, but in Austria you are only allowed to drive 100 kilometers per hour on expressways, in Germany it is 130. It is also different on the motorways. As is well known, in Germany there is no general speed limit on motorways, in Austria this is 130 km/h.
Speed limits in Austria – special features
The speed limit on the motorways in Austria is not always 130 km/h, with the exception of the so-called transit motorways. Drivers are only allowed to drive on these at night, i.e. from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., at 110 km/h. The following highways are transit highways:
- Tauern Autobahn – A 10
- Inntal Autobahn – A 12
- Brenner Motorway – A 13
- Rheintal Autobahn – A 14
Another exception is the environmental speed limit (IG-L). You are not allowed to drive more than 100 kilometers per hour on the correspondingly signposted motorways. There are exceptions for e-cars and vehicles with hydrogen fuel cell drives.
Speed limits in Austria – penalties
Driving too fast can be expensive in Austria. A driver’s license can also be revoked. If you drive 20 km/h too fast in a city, it costs 30 euros, at 30 km/h 50 euros and at 40 km/h 70 euros and your driving license will be taken away for two weeks. Similar levels apply outside of town. If the speeding continues to increase, not only the fine increases, but also the duration of the driver’s license suspension.
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