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Driving in Bulgaria

Information acquired on 11/06/2009


Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport.

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Regulations

Motorway tax : on sale at post offices, road administration offices, customs offices, garages and service stations. Annual amount : 34 EUR.

Maximum alcohol level : 0.05 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 10 years.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day)from 1 November to 1 March .

Studded tires prohibited


Equipment

Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket compulsory.


Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 90 kph.

On motorways : 130 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.


Auto clubs

UAB

pl. Pozitano 3

1090 - SOFIA

Bulgaria

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