Foreign visitors may drive in Georgia for up to one year with their valid domestic driver licenses and International driving permits. At the Georgian state border, visitors will be asked their passport, original driver licenses and International driving permits, and car registration documents. If a visitor is not a holder of the car, he must have a notarized power of attorney in English.

The main road traffic rules:

  • Traffic flaws on the right side of the road. Overtaking is on the left side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 yeras.
  • For renting a car drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have hold driving permits one year or more.
  • The speed limit for vehicles on highways is 110 km/h; on open roads – 90 km/h; in urban areas – 60 km/h.
  • The speed limit for vehicles with a trailer on highways is 90 km/h; on open roads – 70 km/h; in urban areas – 50 km/h.
  • It is not permitted to make right turns at red traffic lights.
  • A driver and passengers in front and rear seats are required to fasten their seat belts.
  • Children under four years of age must be restrained in special child-safety seats.
  • Children under 12 years are not permitted to be ridden in the front seat.
  • The permitted blood-alcohol concentration is 0.00%.
  • The warning triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher are obligatory.
  • In some areas of roads, chains are required; they must be installed only on the driving wheels.
  • The police phone number is 02.

Driving on mountain roads is dangerous in rain and snow; moreover during winter, heavy snowfalls may make some roads impassable.
In Georgia, there are not tall roads.

Georgia Road Traffic Signs

Georgia Road Vocabulary

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