Basic information

The country has not imposed any restrictions in the international heavy traffic.

Detailed information

Traffic ban: Heavy goods vehicles of the total length exceeding 12m

Time: Fridays from 13:00 to 20:00

Routes: motorway E 236/ road No2 (Tallinn-Tartu-Vöru-Luhamaa) between Jüri/Tallinn (km 11,8) and Kärevere/ Tartu (km 169,1)

Traffic ban: carriage of loads for which labelling hazardous goods is obligatory

Time: working days from 7:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00

Area: Tallinn





Winter tyres are obligatory from 1st December to 1st March (due to weather conditions, the assembly is possible from October to April)


Snow chains are allowed only on roads covered in ice or snow.

Tires with spikes in vehicles of over 3.5t maximum permitted weight (MPW) are prohibited.

Good to know

Dipped headlights: The use of the lights is obligatory for 24 hours, all year round.

Drivers entering Estonia in vehicles not belonging to them, must hold the owner’s letter of attorney, even if the vehicle is the possession of the transportation company, or the contract with a leasing company. Talking on the phone while driving is prohibited unless vehicles are equipped with a special hands-free set.

In case of breaching traffic regulations the police in Estonia apply a zero-tolerance policy for the culprits.


Estonian Automobilclub (Eesti) provides a 24-hour assistance breakdown service.

In case of a breakdown one should telephone: +372 69 79 188 or 1888 (mobile phones).

The police, the emergency ambulance service, the fire brigade – 112

In case of an accident the police must be informed immediately. To call the police, one should call 110 from both landline and mobile phones.