1. Which side of the road should I drive on in Mo i Rana?
Like the rest of Norway, Mo i Rana practices right-hand driving. Always stay on the right side of the road, and overtake from the left.
2. Is there a specific speed limit?
The speed limit varies depending on the type of road. In urban areas, it is typically 50 km/h, but it can reach up to 110 km/h on motorways. Roads signs will always indicate the allowed speed limit.
3. What type of driving license do I need?
If you're from an EU/EEA country, your home license is enough. Non EU/EEA drivers might need an international driving permit, depending on their home country agreement with Norway.
4. Are there speed cameras in Mo i Rana?
Yes, the country has speed cameras and radar systems which are in operation, to enforce speed limits and ticket violators.
5. Are there toll roads in Mo i Rana?
Yes, some motorways require a fee. Many toll stations operate with an automated number plate recognition system named AutoPASS.
6. What are the safety rules I should keep in mind?
Seatbelt usage is mandatory for all passengers. Child seats are also required for children under 4 years old or shorter than 135 cm.
7. What should I do in case of a breakdown?
In the event of a breakdown, you should set up the reflective triangle to alert other motorists. Also, call for roadside assistance.
8. Can I use my home country's license?
If your license is in English or includes an English translation, it should be accepted. For licenses in other languages, an International Driving Permit may be required.
9. What is the traffic like?
Mo i Rana, like most Norwegian cities, is generally calm but can be busier during rush hours. Plan your routes in advance and always consider possible delays.
10. Are there rules for particular road conditions?
In case of snowy or icy conditions, your car should have winter tyres fitted. Studded tyres are allowed in certain periods of the year, typically from November to the first Monday after Easter Monday.
11. Are there any special parking regulations?
City parking may require a fee. Always ensure to check signage for specific parking rules. Some areas are designated for residents only or have time restrictions.
12. Can I drive on historical roads?
Yes, but be cautious as these roads might be narrow and winding. Moreover, they can be closed during winter due to snow.
13. How to understand road signs in Norway?
Most road signs in Norway use standard international symbols, but some may contain Norwegian words. Therefore, learning a few key Norwegian road signs might be helpful.
14. Are roundabouts common in Mo i Rana?
Yes, there are many roundabouts in Norway, including Mo i Rana. Always yield to cars coming from your left in the roundabout.
15. Do I need to carry a specific car insurance?
Yes, a third party liability insurance is mandatory for all cars. Comprehansive and collision insurances are recommended but not obligatory.