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.

Additional 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.

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