In Uzbekistan, main roads are generally in good condition, but many secondary roads are in poor condition. Only main roads in cities have lights so driving at night is dangerous.
Foreign visitors need International driving permits to drive in Uzbekistan. Uzbek police don’t speak English so an International driving permit is advisable.
In Uzbekistan, there is a large road police force, which often stops drivers for minor infractions or document checks.

The main Uzbek road traffic rules:

  • Traffic moves on the right side.
  • In the built up areas, it is permitted to move with the maximum speed of 70 km/h. Outside the built up areas, the maximum speed limit is: for vehicles which weight is no more than 3.5 t – 100 km/h, for buses – 90 km/h, for vehicles with trailers – 80 km/h, for trucks with trailers – 70 km/h.
  • To use of seatbelts by a driver and all passengers from the front and rear seats is compulsory. It is permitted not to be fastened by seat belts:
  1. to children under 12 years of age in the rear seats;
  2. to the pregnant women;
  3. to sick passengers;
  4. to passengers in the rear seats of the taxi.
  • The use of cell phones while driving is forbidden.
  • Uzbekistan has a zero tolerance approach to drink driving.
  • Overtaking is forbidden:
  1. at adjustable intersections;
  2. at crosswalks in the presence of pedestrians on them;
  3. on railway crossings and is closer than for 100 m before them;
  4. a vehicle making overtaking or a detour;
  5. on roads with limited visibility.
  • To stop is not permitted:
  1. on tram ways;
  2. in tunnels;
  3. on railway crossing;
  4. on bridges and platforms and under them;
  5. closer than 3m to continuous line;
  6. on pedestrian crossing;
  7. at the intersections;
  8. at public transport stopping.
  • In residential areas, parking with working engine is not permitted.
  • Drivers  are obliged to give way pedestrians at uncontrolled pedestrian crossing.

Uzbekistan Road Traffic Signs

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