European Union driving permits are accepted in the Republica Moldova. For visitors from non-European countries, it is required to have International driver licenses to drive in Moldova. Any visitor can use his driver permit or International driver license for up to 30 days after to entry into the country.

Road traffic rules:

  • In Moldova, traffic drives on the right.
  • The legal blood-alcohol limit is 0.00 %. If blood-alcohol level is 0.08% or more, a driver will be deprived to drive for the term from 3 till 5 years.
  • The speed limit for car is: in built areas – 50 km/h; on open roads – 80 km/h; on motorways – 110 km/h.
  • The speed limit for cars with trailers is: in built areas – 50 km/h; on open roads – 70 km/h; on motorways – 90 km/h.
  • The low-beam headlights must be turned on while driving from 1 November to 31March.
  • Children under seven years of age can be ridden only in a special child holding device corresponding to the weight and growth of the child.
  • It is not permitted to ride children under 12 years of age in the front seat.
  • It is mandatory to use seat belts for a driver and all passengers from the front and rear seats.
  • While driving, it is not permitted to use mobile phones without the hand-free system.
  • It is obligatory to have in the car: a first-aid kid, warning triangle, reflecting waistcoat, fire extinguisher, and flickering lamp of the red color.
  • Winter tires are obligatory from 1 December to 1 March.
  • Snow tires are forbidden from March, 1 to November, 31 except the presence of snow or ice on the road.

Additional information:

  • The International motor insurance certificate, Green Card, is valid in Moldova.
  • Moldova's highway infrastructure consists mainly of two-lane roads.
  • Drivers should carry their driver permits and vehicle registration documents at all times while driving.
  • Moldova does not have toll roads. 
  • The police phone number is 902.

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