Driving Rules & Regulations in Romania

romaniaFrom the fairytale Danube River to the picturesque medieval towns of Transylvania and the buzz of Bucharest, Romania is perfect for a road trip. With car hire in Romania, you can decide just where to spend your time, whether that means heading to the Black Sea, marvelling at the famous painted monasteries of Bucovina or exploring the ancient hilltop citadel of Sighisoara. Here’s what you should know before you set out in your Romanian rental car:

  • Drive on the right.

  • Speed limits are 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside urban areas, 110 km/h on dual carriageways, 130 km/h on motorways.

  • The legal blood/alcohol limit is zero.

  • Dipped headlights must be used at all times.

  • A valid driving licence from your own country or an international driving permit is acceptable for up to 6 months.

  • Seat belts must be worn by both front seat and back seat passengers.

  • It is illegal to use hand-held mobiles while driving.

  • Children under 12 must be restrained in appropriate child seats in the back seat.

  • Cars must be equipped with a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit and a warning triangle.

  • It is illegal to drive an excessively dirty car.

  • It is illegal to use your horn in a built-up area unless in immediate danger.