When driving in Stavangar, the rules of the road are strict: you drive on the right, with dipped headlights required at all times; seat belts are compulsory for drivers and all passengers. There’s a speed limit of 30kph (18mph) in residential areas and up to100kph (62mph) on motorways. Chains and/or winter tyres are required in winter and many roads, including major roads, are closed before, during and after snow falls.
All EU/EEA driving licences are honoured in Norway, but other nationals will need – or are recommended to have – an International Driver’s Licence. For foreigners, no form of provisional licence is accepted. If you’re bringing your own car, you must have vehicle registration papers, adequate insurance, a first-aid kit, a warning triangle and a green card (available from your insurers or motoring organization). The minimum driving age is 17.