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The Varadero International Meeting (VIM) - where riders of our forum meet => VIM21-2019: June 7th - June 10th, Denmark => Topic started by: Bønne on May 19, 2019, 22:33:00

Title: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: Bønne on May 19, 2019, 22:33:00
Some traffical and practical informations.

First of all, some important danish traffic rules and informations:

In Denmark we drive in the right side of the road. ;)

The basic speed limits are:

50 km/h (31 mph), in towns.

80 km/h (50 mph), on country roads and main roads.

130 km/h (81 mph), on motorways.

Where there's no other signs, the basic limits are in force.
 

Special/local speed limits:

In towns there can be different speed limits, e.g. in centers at 30 or 40 km/h (18,7 or 25 mph), or on approach roads, 60 or 70 km/h (37,5 or 43,7 mph), but this will be signposted.

On country and main roads there can be 60 or 70 km/h (37,5 or 43,7 mph), if there're some build-up areas along the roads, or other security reasons, this will be signposted too.

Then we have some roads which is neither main roads nor motorways, so called motor-traffic roads. These roads are typically one lane in each direction (sometimes changing between one and two lanes), and have no crossings, just approaches and exits. They have a speed limit of 90, sometimes 100 km/h (56 or 62,5 mph), signposted too.

And the motorways; some sections, mainly curved or with several approaches and exits, has a 110 km/h (68,5 mph), speed limit, and the latest: some shorter, mainly straight, distances has a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph), these are signposted too.

Speed cameras; 11 places around in Denmark there's recently been established "nesting boxes"...

(https://images.interactives.dk/1000_9337_1_1534234741-hjfzq20bgpep_yenub__qg-uhg6F0vT_Gq3UGFyTV8v1Q.jpeg?w=1500)

...and there's a widespread use of mobile speed cameras all over the country...

(https://www.tvmidtvest.dk/files/styles/fixed_width_medium_2x/public/media/2017/13//fotovogn_bil.jpg?itok=Zhrl___p)

... sometimes with remote equipment so that they can hide the car ::).

(https://www.bilsektionen.dk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Fotovogn-billede.jpg)

Typically the mobile speed cameras are placed on approach roads in towns or on straight main roads, but despite rumors that they can measure motorcycles too, I've never seen a fine from a speed camera given to a motorcyclist.


The maximum limit of alcohol when driving is 0,5 ‰.

It's mandatory to have the light on all day, but just the low beam in daylight.

The only payroads we have in Denmark, are the Storebælts-bridge (between Fyn and Zealand), and the Øresunds-bridge (between Denmark and Sweden).


Emergency calls (acute): 112 (Police, Ambulance, Fire Department)

Police (not acute): 114

Doctor on call and Emergency Clinic (not acute), in our area: 1813

Poison Line (telephone advice): +45 82121212

My mobile number: +45 61783722
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: Jyrays on May 20, 2019, 01:12:42
 VCIF_salut VCIF_ThumbUp
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: zebulon on May 20, 2019, 01:47:17
Nice points  VCIF_ok
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: Norbert_L on May 21, 2019, 15:49:30
Important points, thanks.  VCIF_ThumbUp
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: meine dicke on May 22, 2019, 10:10:19
Another simple question.

Do I need Danish kroner (DKK) to pay or are Euros (€) accepted?

Thanks for your answer.


Greetings from the South of Germany
Rainer aka meine dicke
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: zebulon on May 22, 2019, 10:50:42
My last travel in Denmark we paid with DKK . ATM gives you also some others currencies (as Norwegian or Swedish) which are accepted in some shops... But sure locals have more accurate advice .
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations.
Post by: Bønne on May 22, 2019, 13:10:04
The generally use of cash in Denmark is Danish Kroner DDK, but in the areas close to
the border/ferrys it's common that you can use Euros too.

The use of Visa or Mastercard is widespread too, you can use it almost everywhere.

And there are at least two ATM's in walking distance from our site in Frederiksværk.
Title: Re: Looking forward to VIM21? Some useful informations, Honda dealer.
Post by: Bønne on June 04, 2019, 10:13:05
The nearest Honda dealer is Jens Winther in Roskilde: https://www.jenswinther.dk/

Because of our Constitution Day 5th June and the Whitsun, the openings are:

Wednesday 5th June: only sale and equipment, 10 AM - 5 PM (17.00)

Thursday 6th June: normal opening: sale and equipment: 9 AM - 5.30 PM (17.30), workshop and spares: 8 AM - 4 PM (16.00)

Friday 7th June: normal opening, sale and equipment: 9 AM - 5.30 PM (17.30), workshop and spares: 8 AM - 3.30 PM (15.30)

Saturday 8th June: closed

Sunday 9th June: only sale and equipment, 11 AM - 2 PM (14.00)

Monday 10th June: closed

From Tuesday: normal opening, sale and equipment: 9 AM - 5.30 PM (17.30), workshop and spares: 8 AM - 4 PM (16.00), Friday 8 AM - 3.30 (15.30)

The address is:

Maglegårdsvej 5

4000 Roskilde

https://www.google.dk/maps/place/Jens+Winther+Automobiler+ApS/@55.647445,12.0665312,12.96z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x46525fe80ce8c4a5:0xc3f5743a755c3a46!8m2!3d55.6283507!4d12.0791117