Why carry an IDP while driving in Bosnia?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Bosnia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Bosnia
For driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina, European Union residents must be at least 18 years old and have full driving licenses. Other visitors from non- European Union countries should have valid International driving permits further to their original driver license.
Driving in Bosnia is a real challenge. The country’s poor road condition overshadows the great scenery this country has to offer. Be sure to check these reminders before heading out!
Important Reminders For Driving in Bosnia:
- Bosnia is a right-hand drive country.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 21 years old.
- Seat belts are a must.
- Speed limit for most roads are 50 km/h. Going over 100 km/h is highly discouraged.
- Avoid drinking and driving when driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Road conditions are poor. Most of the roads are not concrete, lighting and visibility is poor and road signage is scarce.
- Fill up your fuel at every opportunity you have!
- The police phone number is 122.
Additional Information For Driving in Bosnia:
For use of Bosnia highways by the foreign vehicles, the payment is not provided. But the country has some toll roads. The tariff for journey depends on category of a vehicle. The category of a vehicle is defined proceeding from their height and quantity of axes.
Payment for journey on the highway is possible in two ways – in a manual mode and automatic. In case of automatic payment, it is necessary to get in advance the special device and to equip with it the car.
In case of violation of traffic regulations, the penalty for not considerable violation can be paid on a place. For serious violations, the court resolution is taken out.
Drivers must carry at all times while driving a valid driver license, car registration documents and insurance documents.
To rent a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a driver must be at least 21 years of age and have held a driver’s license at least for two years. It is also very helpful to have an International driving permit.
Driving in Bosnia during Winter:
Bosnia experiences extreme winter during December to February. Be sure to use winter tires in all wheels. Keep your emergency kits at your trunk at all times. Ensure that you have access to snow chains in case you need to drive outside main cities.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
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