Car in Prague
In the Czech Republic The Highway Code does not differ much from any other European countries, but keep in mind that following: - driving is on the right hand side
driving is on the right-hand side
maximum speed for passenger vehicles is 90 kmph, on towns and villages 50 kmph, and 130 kmph on motorways
safety belts must be fastened both in and outside towns and villages
car safety seats are obligatory for children up to 36 kg or 150 cm
to drive under the influence of alcohol is prohibited
motor vehicles must be alight both in the nighttime and daytime
Remember that for driving on highway you must have a toll sticker. The appropriate special stick-on label can be bought at border crossings, fuel stations or post offices. For vehicles up to 3,5 t the prices for a toll sticker are: 1 year - 150 CZK, 1 month - 440 CZK, 10 days - 310 CZK. For the vehicles above 3,5 tons a highway toll sticker has been replaced by the electronic withdrawal. For more information see www.mytocz.cz
P+R and K+R car parks
Park + Ride car parks are included into the system of Prague Public Transport. These are located in the vicinity of public transport. Today the car parks are: Skalka I, II, Zličín I, II, Nové Butovice, Opatov, Chodov, Ládví, Letňany, Rajská Zahrada, Černý Most I, II, Radotín, Nádraží Holešovice, Běchovice and Depo Hostivař, most of these are located at the metro station, with the exception of Radotín and Běchovice.
The car park is closed after 1 am after the Prague metro stops working. In case you don’t pick up your car by that time, you’re obliged to pay a fine of 100 CZK. The price for parking your car at P+R car park is 20 CZK per day.
However, you must have a pass for the P+0 area, in case you do not, you also have to purchase a regular ticket for the Prague Public Transport. Keep your ticket for the check at the exit. Make sure you leave the parking ticket in the inside of the car visible from the outside.