Want to ride a bicycle? In Europe? Here are some changes starting 2017

 

Netherlands – from Jan. 1, 2017 onwards it is mandatory that riders of e-bikes, which are able to reach a speeds of up to 45 km/h, must wear helmets. CAUTION – the helmets used MUST be specially designed for e-bikes. For e-bikes which reach a maximum speed of 25 km/h it is not mandatory to wear a helmet.

Slovakia – from Jan. 1, 2017 onwards the drink-ride limit is 0.5 ‰. This is valid for rides in cities and marked bicycle routes.

One more change when it comes to cars:

Paris – in July 2016 Paris introduced low-emission zones in the city. From April 1, 2017 onwards also tourists must have on their car (even if rented) an environmental badge if entering these zones. If you don’t have a sticker, a fine of Euro 68 is due.

Road traffic acts in Europe are a little confusing to say the least since every country has its peculiarities. And, Europe has a lot of countries as we know. If you plan to tour Europe with your own vehicle get in touch with us. We will help you to avoid troubles which might spoil your trip.