The maximum speed on a normal
road here is 80 kpm (that's 50 mph), with 90 kpm being the highest
speed on "motorways". There is a sliding scale of
fines for speeding, with severe consequences for going more than 20
kpm over the limits.
(alcohol) and driving:
Just don't do it. The
legal limit here is 0.2 mg of alcohol per * of blood - that is much
lower than many other countries. Regular checks are made and
the consequences of failing a test (fines and prison) are severe.
Take care when arriving by car ferry.
way to the right:
Unless you are on a "yellow
diamond" road - where you have right of way - you should give
way to any vehicle entering the road from a road on your right - unless
that vehicle has to give way, for instance if it is turning right
and there is already traffic coming the other way. This applies
to the tiniest roads and tracks, as long as it is part of the public
highway, rather than being a private entrance to a house, shop or
There are few opportunities
for overtaking on most Norwegian roads, so expect to stay behind
the car in front! If you find that a lot of traffic is building
up behind you, then you will make friends by pulling over and letting
them past if you get the chance.
Roundabouts have been
here for a few years but there are still quite a few people
who are confused by them, so take care, even if you are used to