Driving in Romania
Here are the practical info, and everything you need to know, to drive in Romania without problems.
As always, it is recommended to follow some basic and universal rules.
Always respect speed limits, for your safety and to avoid penalties. It should be noted that in the event of an infringement it is possible to pay the fines in cash to the police who have fined the fine. Get your receipt, of course!
If you have drunk alcohol, DO NOT DRIVING. For no reason.
In the event of an accident, YOU MUST ALWAYS STOP and provide assistance; it is important, however, not to hinder circulation
BASIC RULES TO DRIVE IN ROMANIA.
In Romania you drive on the right and you pass on the left. Always respect the safety distance.
Always give priority to pedestrians who cross or are about to cross a road; even if there are no pedestrian crossings on the ground.
Infrastructure is undergoing evolution. It is no coincidence that 2016 new highways were built in the 11 government master plan. Of course, a journey in the road along the roads in the midst of Transylvanian routes still retains all of its charm.
DOCUMENTS TO DRIVE IN ROMANIA
Driving license, registration certificate and valid insurance certificate. If you are driving a vehicle that is not your own, we recommend that you take a DELEGATION TO CONDUCT. This is a delegation of the vehicle owner with an authenticated signature.
It is mandatory to have the following items in the car, under penalty of payment of penalties:
- First aid kit.
- Self-reflective waistcoat
- Fire extinguisher
Safety belts are mandatory for all passengers.
The helmet is mandatory.
ROADS AND SIGNS
Photo, 2011 Bogdan Moldovan
Currently, the motorway network covers about 730 km. In the two-year period 2017-2018 a first expansion of the network is planned, of approximately 230 kilometers.
A green colored sign with white characters indicates the presence of a motorway. The latter is marked by the letter A followed by a progressive number.
On Romanian roads and motorways, you do not pay the toll for the km traveled. It is mandatory, however, to buy the appropriate ruiniete. From here, all the info.
Expressways and dual carriageway roads are indicated on blue-colored signs and white signs. Some of these roads present extremely suggestive panoramic routes.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limits are as follows:
50 km / h in population centers;
90 km / h outside population centers;
100 km / h on dual carriageways for each carriageway;
130 km / h on motorways.
DRIVING IN ROMANIA WITH CHILDREN
All children under the age of 12 must travel in the rear seats. Up to 3 years, there is the obligation to secure them to special seats. The latter must be approved according to the EC directives.