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Driving rules in RomaniaFor a pleasant and safe journey, here are the main traffic rules which are applicable in Romania:
The use of seatbelt is compulsory inside built areas, as well as outside them. It will be used by the driver and also by all other passengers.
The use of low beam is compulsory during daytime too, on highways, express roads and national - european roads (E).
The maximum legal speed limits are:
- inside built areas: 50 km / h
- on highways: 130 km / h
- on express roads or national - european roads: 100 km / h
- on other types of roads: 90 km / h
Each time the maximum speed limit changes, for a certain segment of the public road, it is properly marked through traffic signs.
Alcohol and drugs - not accepted
In Romania, the traffic police have the right to stop and test the driver of a vehicle, regarding alcohol and drug consumption. If the driver has an alcohol content under 0,40 mg/l, he/she will be fined. Driving with a blood alcohol level higher 0,40 mg/l (= 0,80 g/l pure alcohol in the blood) is punishable by imprisonment of 1 to 5 years. The punishment is the same for drivers who have taken drugs or pills with similar effects.
In all three situations, the vehicle will be immobilized and your driving license will be withdrawn.
You may not use a mobile phone while driving unless you use a hands-free set. Failure to comply can result in a fine.
In case of accident
If certain damage occurred to the vehicle, but not caused by a car accident, you need to go to a police station.
Damage only accidents
Remove the vehicle from the public road; if this cannot be done, move the vehicle as close to the kerb as possible and signal its presence using reflective breakdown triangles and hazard warning lamps.
Immediately call the emergency number 112. Do not move the vehicle, do not cause changes to the place of the accident and do not wipe traces. Do not leave the place of the accident.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.
Discover Romania with Avis Rent a CarFrom Bucharest to Sibiu
With Avis Rent a Car you can discover the natural treasures of Romanian and go on a trip that will take you to impressive castles and wonderful, picture-worthy scenery. You will leave the bustling Bucharest and start towards the Bucegi Mountains – amazing scenery following your road: emerald valleys, pure mountain rivers which flow below thick forests.
History enthusiasts can visit one of the grandest and most elegant castles in Romania – Peles Castle (along with the smaller Pelisor), the Train Museum and the peaceful Nicolae Ghica Park. In Brasov you will be able to savour a cup of coffee while breathing in the fresh mountain air and looking down on the city from the heights of Tampa. In Rasnov, a medieval citadel awaits to be explored and in Zarnesti you can experience something truly unique in Europe – visiting a bear reservation. Continue your trip towards the Germanic-like city of Sibiu which will especially call to food lovers because of its excellent regional dishes served in the numerous restaurants that line Piata Mare. For art, history and culture lovers, the Bruckenthal Museum Complex is a great place – it features art galleries and various museums.
Nature, authenticity and culture
A destination that has to be checked by any nature lover or traveller who truly appreciates spectacular scenery is Romania’s Danube Delta. Just 50 km away from Tulcea, in this unique natural reserve you can take boat rides, admire the staggering diversity of the flora and fauna and you can end your journey at one of the authentic fish restaurants in the area which serve traditional fish dishes, using only fresh fish from the Danube Delta.
Mountain-lovers simply cannot miss driving on the Transfagarasan – one of the most beautiful roads in the world. Visit Bran Castle and see for yourself if it indeed was the famous Dracula’s home – one thing is for certain though, the beauty and richness of history this place has will certainly impress you.