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November 26, 2017
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Drive safely

Driving in Iceland

Knowing the driving rules in Iceland will help to keep you safe from harm and from expensive fines! Here's a short summary for you. In Iceland, you drive on the right side of the road and overtake on the left. The general speed limit is 30-50 km/hour in populated areas, 80 km/hour on gravel roads in rural areas and 90 km/hour on paved roads. Drivers and all passengers are required by law to wear seatbelts. Older children must wear seatbelts and younger children and infants must be seated in car-safety seats.

Car headlights must be switched on at all times, day or night when driving in Iceland. The use of mobile phones whilst driving is prohibited. Ask your rental car
company to show you how the lights on your vehicle work it is expensive to get and fine for wrong use of lights.

Most people visiting choose to drive the ring road (Rte.1) since it runs by the island's beautiful coast connecting a progression of natural wonders and attractions. The majority of the Ring Road is comprised of a single carriageway with two traffic lanes, one in each direction. Note that it may expand with more lanes when it passes through larger towns and cities.

Reading maps and trying to follow the Gps while driving is not safe,
Stopping on the road is not safe, standing in the middle of the road in dark to take photographs Is not safe, if you see any interesting attractions or can´t have a full
attention to your driving please find a place a safe place to park your car off the road until you are ready to drive.