Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Estonia.
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Estonia requires drivers to drive on the right-hand side of the road and to overtake on the left. You must wear a seat belt at all times and carry safety equipment in the car, including a warning triangle, fire extinguisher, and first-aid kit. There is a zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving in this country, and it is also illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. However, hands-free kits are permitted. There is only one toll in the country, which is at the entry point to the city of Tallin.
To rent a car in Estonia, you need to be 21 years old and have held your driver’s license for a year. Any drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. It is mandatory for you to always carry a valid driver's license, registration, and insurance documents while driving.
When you rent a car in Estonia, you will find that the average price of petrol is 1.40 € ($1.58) per liter and 5.17 € ($5.81) per gallon. Most petrol stations in the country are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, while some stations in major cities and on the highways are open for 24h.
Before you drive in Estonia, you need to be aware of the national speed limits. The speed limit for urban and built-up areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), while on highways you can go 90 km/h (56 mph). During the summer, the maximum speed limit can increase to 110 km/h (68 mph) on certain highways. Be aware that the police can issue on-the-spot fines.