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Transportation Law in Hungary

Transportation Law in Hungary

Updated on Wednesday 24th June 2015

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The transport law in Hungary was adapted to meet the criteria imposed by the European Union. Hungary’s transport policy developed with the help of investment resources from the European Union, together with national resources.
 
The most notable transport policy documents required in this country are the Hungarian Transport Policy and the Unified Transport Development Strategy.
 
 

Hungarian Transport Policy

 
Some of the priorities described by Hungarian authorities are:
- construction of lacking infrastructure;
- observing the EU transport regulations; 
- encouraging an environmentally friendly transportation system.
 
Also, Hungary recognizes the importance of developing and improving connections to neighboring countries.
 
 

The Hungarian Unified Transport Development Strategy

 
The objectives in this document refer to the overall development of most of the transport sectors in Hungary:
- development of passenger transport;
- development of transport of goods;
- development of transport infrastructure.
 

Special requirements for transporation in Hungary

 
When transporting various goods, companies should be informed about the specific regulations that apply to different goods that can be transported throughout the country. A qualified attorney in Hungary will be able to advise on different aspects of these regulations.
 
Special documentation must be prepared for the transport of dangerous goods in Hungary. Likewise, vehicles that carry abnormal loads that exceed the maximum permitted weight and dimensions must acquire a special transport permit. For these special loads, certain taxes apply per each kilometer.
There are driving restrictions throughout the Hungarian road network for vehicles that exceed 7.5 tones. 
 
Hungary has a vignette tool system for the use of highways. This system has 4 vehicle tool categories depending on the size and weight of the motor vehicle. The car must contain safety equipment (first aid kit, warning triangle, etc.) and drivers should carry with them all of the necessary documentation required by law.
 
 
For more information about transporting goods in or from Hungary or if you want to set up a transportation company in Hungary, our Hungarian law firm  can help you with all the necessary legal information and advice. Contact our attorneys to see how we can help you.
 
 

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