1. What's the driving side in Sandefjord?
As in all of Norway, in Sandefjord, you drive on the right side of the road.
2. What is the general speed limit in Sandefjord?
The speed limit in built-up areas is usually 30 to 50 km/h. Outside built-up areas, it largely depends on the type of road. The maximum speed limit is 90 km/h on most highways unless otherwise indicated.
3. Do I need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Sandefjord?
It depends on your home country. If your driver's license is issued in an EU/EEA country, you're free to drive in Norway. If you're from a non-EU country, you might need an IDP alongside your valid license.
4. Are there many speed cameras in Sandefjord?
There are speed cameras in and around Sandefjord. The purpose of these cameras is to ensure that drivers adhere to the speed limits.
5. Are there toll roads in Sandefjord?
Yes, there are toll roads in Sandefjord. You must pay a fee to use these roads, and payment can often be done electronically.
6. What are the rules regarding child safety in cars?
In Norway, children must use a car seat suitable for their weight and size. Children under 4 years must be secured in an approved child seat facing the rear.
7. How is parking in Sandefjord?
There are lots of parking options in Sandefjord including street parking and car parks. Be sure to adhere to the parking signs and payment instructions.
8. What are the rules regarding overtaking?
You can overtake from the left side when the road ahead is clear and it's safe to do so. Use your indicator before overtaking, and make sure to not exceed the speed limit.
9. How severe is traffic during peak hours in Sandefjord?
Traffic in Sandefjord can be quite busy during peak hours, especially in city centre. However, it's generally manageable compared to larger cities.
10. Are there any specific rules for driving in winter conditions?
Yes, vehicles must be equipped with winter tires from November to April if there are winter conditions. Studded tires can be used in the same period.
11. Do cars have to keep their headlights on at all times in Sandefjord?
Yes, it's compulsory to use headlights all the time, irrespective of the time of day, the weather, and the visibility.
12. What is the policy on using horn in Sandefjord?
In Norway, it’s only permitted to use your horn to avoid dangerous situations. It's not appropriate to use it as a way of showing anger or frustration.
13. Are there rules for using roundabouts in Sandefjord?
When in a roundabout, always give way to cars coming from your immediate left, and indicate your exit in advance.
14. Are there any vehicles that have priority in traffic?
Yes, in Norway trams, buses and taxis have priority on roads in built-up areas.
15. Are there rules on maintaining a safe distance with the car in front?
Yes, you must keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. This is generally considered to be a distance which allows you to stop safely if the vehicle in front suddenly brakes.