Quick Answer: Is Driving In Germany Safe?

Driving in Germany is generally considered to be a pleasure because of the excellent roads there.

However despite what you may have heard there are actually many sections of the autobahns which do have speed limits.

Traffic on these roads has priority over traffic on all other roads.

Can I drive in Germany as a tourist?

Since July 1, 2011, a non-German driver must be at least 18 years of age in order to legally drive in Germany with a foreign driver’s license. This applies to US exchange students and other foreign residents in Germany, as well as tourists visiting Germany.

Can I drive my car in Germany?

Driving licence

Visitors riding or driving in Germany must have reached the minimum age required to drive/ride a vehicle of equivalent category even if they are qualified to drive at a lower age in their country of residence. Driving licences issued in EU and EEA countries are accepted.

Does Germany drive on the same side as the US?

Germany is the same as the US, ie they drive on the right.

What are the driving rules in Germany?

Driving rules in Germany

  • Speed limits. Unless there are signs stating otherwise, the following speed limits apply when driving in Germany:
  • Traffic lights. The three-colour light system is in use.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Seatbelts and child safety.
  • Priority on the road.
  • Overtaking.
  • Towing.
  • Parking.