HGV driving ban in the far-left lane


These rules apply to all drivers in Austria.

Heavy goods vehicles with a maximum gross vehicle weight of over 7.5 tonnes may not use the far-left lane on sections of motorway with three or more lanes.

This ban does not apply in situations where this lane must be used in order to follow a particular route.

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Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 9 March 2023

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