It's always an adventure to drive in a new place. But driving in a new country is something even more interesting!
In Norway, we drive on the right side of the road, just like in the states. But there are many things that are different. Here's a look at some of what we've become accustomed to...
Roundabouts (or rotaries) are quite common here. While they are not terribly confusing, they took some time to learn!
|This is as you are just about to enter the roundabout.|
The blue sign lets you know it's a roundabout.
And you always have to yield to cars already in the roundabout.
|The blue arrow lets you know that the road is dividing, and|
which direction you should go. This is especially helpful
when there is a lot of snow!
|You are entering a No Passing Zone.|
|This sign lets you know you are leaving the no pass zone.|
Anytime you see the sign all in gray with the diagonal lines,
it means you're leaving that particular zone (could be no passing,
or a speed limit, etc.)
|Pedestrian Sign - these are important!!|
Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all
crosswalks, unless it is controlled by a traffic light.
You must stop, so you always need to be looking to the
sides of the street as you approach a crosswalk.
|This indicates a 60 kph speed zone. Currently,|
Norway's highest allowed speed is 100 (on some
portions of the freeway/E18).
|Ah, the yellow diamond. This is the one that|
confused us the most as we learned to drive here!