There are fewer cars in Poland than in the West, though enough of them to create traffic jams in all the major cities. If you’re planning a trip into the heart of the countryside, be patient. Especially as the main routes are also becoming increasingly congested. This is due both to Poles’ fascination with cars as well as the country’s transit status. Almost every lorry, which crosses Europe, from East to West and back, passes through Poland. It is necessary therefore to get used to the large number of lorries on the not very wide roads. For your own safety it is better not to race them and to expect average speeds lower than on roads in the EU. Apart from that, drivers who break the speed limit risk a roadside encounter with the numerous highway patrol police. Fines are heavy and can significantly raise the cost of visiting Poland.
Intercity and Euro city trains link all the main towns and cities in Poland. It is therefore worth weighing up the pros and cons of buying a train ticket and getting to your destination in half the time a car journey would take. This is especially true of weekend journeys, when traffic both inward-bound as well as out of town can get really heavy.
If you plan on driving car in the area of Poland should have national driver’s license. If the driver’s license doesn’t have any photo – it’s better to take care of taking with yourself an international driving license, which is presented with the national origin.
When crossing the Polish border a foreigner is required to buy an insurance policy of the civil responsibility popularly called the “Green Card”. Poland is a member of a wide-ranging international system of such cards. Such insurance can be bought in the traveler’s own country, which comes out cheaper than buying it at the border.
Insurance policy The “Green Card” is a form of civil protection of a car owner or a person driving it should damage to a third party occur while driving the vehicle. The insurance guarantees that when the damage is done, the insurer, and not the person who caused the accident, will pay out the damages.
Seat belts must be used in both front and back seats, with children up to the age of 12 and up to 150 cm tall using special certified seats. Using a mobile phone while driving is banned, though a loud-speaking phone system is permitted.