Driving | vožnja automobilom | Bosnia & Herzegovina

When driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are several important factors to keep in mind to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Here is some information and suggestions regarding driving in the country:

Driving License

To drive in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you need a valid driver’s license from your home country or an International Driving Permit.

Traffic Rules

It is important to familiarize yourself with the local traffic rules and regulations. Traffic drives on the right side of the road in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Speed Limits

The speed limits in Bosnia and Herzegovina are as follows, unless otherwise indicated:

  • Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Residential areas: 40 km/h (25 mph)
  • Open roads: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Regional roads: 100 km/h (62 mph)
  • Expressways: 130 km/h (81 mph)

These speed limits may vary depending on the specific road conditions, so it’s always advisable to watch for posted signs.

Radar speed checks & video surveillance

Information on radar speed checks can be found at the link, as well as video surveillance at the link.

To make your journey through Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Europe and the world, easier, you can use the Radarbot application, which should alert you to everything you need to pay attention to while driving.

Road Conditions

While major roads in urban areas are generally well-maintained, some rural roads may have potholes and uneven surfaces. Exercise caution, especially on smaller roads, and be aware of unexpected road hazards.

Defensive Driving

It’s recommended to drive defensively and stay alert at all times. Pay attention to the behavior of other drivers, especially in busy urban areas. Use your mirrors frequently and maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

Seat Belts

It is mandatory for all passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear seat belts.

Drinking and Driving

The legal blood alcohol concentration limit in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 0.03%. It is advised not to drink and drive at all to ensure your safety and comply with the law.

Road Signs

Familiarize yourself with the local road signs and symbols. Most signs are in both Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English.


Be cautious when parking your vehicle and follow local regulations. Avoid parking in restricted areas or blocking traffic flow.

Emergency Numbers

In case of an emergency, dial 112 to reach emergency services.

Border Crossings

If you plan to cross the borders into neighboring countries, ensure that you have the necessary documentation, such as passports and vehicle registration papers. Information about the border crossing conditions can be found at the following link.

Remember, these are general guidelines, and it’s always a good idea to consult official sources or local authorities for the most up-to-date information regarding driving regulations and road conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stay informed, drive responsibly, and enjoy your journey in this beautiful country.

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