Day time running lights (1)
  Mandatory limitations
(otherwise: full time, everywhere)
Belgique / België BE    
България (Bulgaria) BG yes From 1 Nov. until 1 Mar.
Česká republika CZ yes  
Danmark DK yes  
Deutschland DE    
Eesti EE yes  
Ελλάδα (Elláda) EL    
España ES    
France FR    
Éire/Ireland IE    
Island IS yes  
Italia IT yes  
Κύπρος (Kypros) / Kibris CY    
  LV yes  
Lietuva LT yes  
Luxembourg LU    
Magyarország HU yes  
Malta MT    
Nederland NL yes From 1 Jan. 2009 onwards
Norge NO yes  
Österreich AT    
Polska PL yes  
Portugal PT    
România RO yes Only on motorways, expressways & "E" roads
Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera CH * * Recommended
Slovenija SI yes  
Slovensko SK yes From 15 Oct. until 15 Mar.
Suomi / Finland FI yes  
Sverige SE yes  
United Kingdom UK    
The above data are given for information only. In case of conflict with the legal traffic rules in Countries, the latter shall apply. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following data.
Unless otherwise stated, the rules mentioned above apply to private (passenger) cars only. Powered two-wheelers and commercial vehicles are subject to specific rules - not mentioned here.
(1) As of 7 February 2011, new cars shall be fitted with dedicated day time running lights (Directive 2008/89/EC of 24/09/2008)