Driving in Denmark 

Compulsory items

  • 'GB' sticker, unless the registration plates have the GB logo on them
  • Registration and insurance documents
  • Warning triangle (excludes motorcycles)
  • Headlight converters
  • Motorcyclists must wear a crash helmet with a strap

Speed limits

  • Built up areas: 31mph or 50km/h
  • Outside built up areas: 49mph or 80km/h
  • Motorways: 68mph (110km/h) or 80mph (130km/h)
  • Copenhagen centre has a speed limit of 24mph or 40km/h


  • Children under three years, or over three years and less than 1.35m in height, must travel in an approved child seat that is appropriate for their age and size
  • Children travelling in the front seats must do so in a rear facing seat, and the airbag must be deactivated


  • It is recommended, but not compulsory, that drivers keep a first aid kit, reflective jacket  and fire extinguisher inside the car
  • Motorists must always give way to cyclists
  • As in the UK, wearing seatbelts is a legal requirement
  • It is compulsory for dipped headlights to be used in daytime for both cars and motorcycles