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Poland - Driving and Public Transportation
Driver's licences issued by other EU countries are valid for use in Poland, but EU citizens have the option of exchanging their licence for a Polish one if they wish to, without having to take a Polish driving test. They must have held an EU citizen's residence card for at least 185 days before applying for the Polish licence.
It is compulsory to use front and rear seat belts in cars in Poland, and children up to the age of 12 must use special child seats. It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving unless a hands-free set is used. The legal alcohol limit while driving is 0.2 mil. Speed limits include 50 km/h in towns (60 km/h at night-time) and 130 km/h on motorways. Between October and February drivers are required to use day lights on their vehicles during the day.
Poland has is a well developed public transport network, with bus and rail services operating throughout the country, trams in the larger cities and a single-line underground train system in Warsaw. There are fast inter-city rail connections as well as slower stopping services, with higher fares being payable on the faster services. Internal flights also operate between the main international and domestic airports. There is also a good road network within the country, and between Poland and its neighbouring countries.
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