1. On which side of the road do vehicles drive in Molde?
In Molde, as in the rest of Norway, you should drive on the right side of the road.
2. What is the speed limit in Molde and Norway?
The speed limit varies depending on the road, but as a general rule, it is 50km/h in urban areas, 80km/h on open roads, and 110km/h on the motorways.
3. Do I need a specific driving license to drive in Molde?
No, if you have a valid driving license from any country within the European Economic Area (EEA), you are allowed to drive in Molde and the rest of Norway. Other nationalities may require an international driving license.
4. Are there any specific traffic rules I should be aware of in Molde?
Yes, like in the rest of Norway, drivers must always give way to pedestrians and must use dipped headlights at all times, even during the day.
5. Are there many speed cameras in Molde?
Yes, speed cameras are common in both Molde and the rest of Norway to ensure that drivers stick to the speed limits.
6. Are there toll roads in Molde?
Yes, there are toll roads in Molde and throughout Norway. Many of them are automatic, and you can either pay by card at the toll station or obtain an AutoPASS contract.
7. How heavy is the traffic in Molde?
Like most cities, traffic can get heavy during peak hours, but it usually flows smoothly in Molde.
8. How should I behave when I come across a roundabout in Molde?
Drivers inside the roundabout have the right of way. When exiting, you should indicate your direction in advance.
9. What should I do if I’m involved in a car accident in Molde?
If it is a minor accident and no one is injured, you should exchange insurance information with the other driver. If there are any injuries or if the other driver is uncooperative, you should contact the police.
10. How do I indicate that I am about to perform an overtaking maneuver in Molde?
You should use your indicator to signal your intention to the other drivers well in advance before performing the maneuver.
11. Are there any areas in Molde where I should not drive my car?
There are no specific areas where driving is prohibited, but it could be hard to find parking in the city center during peak hours.
12. What classifies as a serious driving offence in Molde and Norway?
A serious driving offence can be speeding substantially over the limit, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or causing an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
13. Are snow tires mandatory in Molde during winter?
Yes, in Norway, it is mandatory to use winter tires, with or without studs, from November 1 to April 15 when the conditions are wintry.
14. Are seatbelts mandatory in Molde and Norway?
Yes, it is mandatory for all passengers in a car to wear a seatbelt in Norway, and it's the driver's responsibility to ensure this.
15. Do pedestrians have certain rights in Molde?
Yes, in Molde, like the rest of Norway, pedestrians have the right of way. Drivers must always yield to pedestrians at marked crossings and sidewalks.