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Poland - Road Rules

Poland's new motorway network is fast connects the country to the rest of Europe.  Back roads are generally much more scenic, but can become very crowded at weekends, particularly heading to the mountain resorts.

Speed limits

  • Built up areas - 50km/h (60km/h between 11pm and 5am)
  • Normal roads - 90km/h or 100km/h
  • Dual carriageways - 120km/h
  • Motorways - 140km/h

Emergency numbers




  • Warning Triangle


  • First Aid Kit
  • Replacement Bulbs
  • Fire Extinguisher


Minimum driving age is 18


3rd party compulsory

Drink Driving

Limit is 0.02% blood alcohol level. Heavy fines and suspension of licence if this is exceeded.


On the spot - receipts should be given and foreign motorists are obliged to pay in cash.

Seat Belts

Compulsory for all passengers if fitted.

Other Rules

Dipped headlight are compulsory at all times

Road conditions and drivers

The Polish road network is under development with new toll motorways running across the country. These are fast and efficient. Cross country roads are much slower and traffic can be heavy at times.