In Montenegro, there are many places to discover by car. Driving through this beautiful country, visitors see all what it can offer: sea, lakes, canyons, and mountains. Only a visitor, who has a valid European Union driver license or a driving license and International driving permit issued by non-European Union country, has a right to drive the motor-car in Montenegro.
The main road traffic rules:
- Traffic moves on the right-hand side.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years.
- Seat belts are obligatory for drivers and all passengers in the front and rear seats.
- Vehicles entering a roundabout always have right of way.
- The permitted blood alcohol limit is 0.05%.
- Using dipped headlights is mandatory at all times while driving.
- It is not permitted to use mobile phone while driving even with hands-free device.
- Children under 12 years are not permitted to be redden in the front seat. Children under 5 years must be ridden in special child-seats.
- The speed limit for cars is: in built up areas – 50 km/h, outside built up areas – 80 km/h, on motorways – 100 km/h, on highways – 130 km/h.
- The speed limit for cars with trailers is: in built up areas – 50 km/h, outside built up areas – 80 km/h, on other roads – 90 km/h.
- It is not permitted to overtake a school bus when it is stopped and children are boarding or alighting.
- At a junction, vehicles on the right have right of way.
- In winter, snow chains are obligatory in snow affected areas.
- Any accidents with serious injury or vehicle damages must be reported to the police.
- It is obligatory to have in a car: a warning triangle, reflecting waistcoat, first-aid kit, set of spare lamps (is not required for xenon and neon lamps), winter tires from 15 November to 1 April. Except winter tires it is necessary to have in a car snow chains.
- A locally valid insurance is mandatory.
Driving Overseas - Short Information
- To rent a car in Montenegro, a driver must be at least 21 years old.
- Montenegro doesn’t have toll roads. Only, thoroughfare through Sozin's tunnel and the ferry in the Bock-Kotorsky gulf are subjects to payment.
- In a built up area, to pass another vehicle a driver should sound car’s horn.
- Montenegro accepts the European Union "Green Card" insurance.
- Anybody driving in Montenegro may be required to produce the following documents if stopped at road by police officers: a valid diver license (for foreign citizens also – International driving permit), car registration document, and insurance policy.
- Montenegro accepts EU "Green Card" insurance. Local insurance is required for longer stays.
- In Montenegro, most roads are two-lane only.
- The police phone number is 122.