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:
To drive in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you need a valid driver’s license from your home country or an International Driving Permit.
The speed limits in Bosnia and Herzegovina are as follows, unless otherwise indicated:
- Residential areas: 60 km/h (37 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
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.
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.
It is mandatory for all passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear seat belts.
Drinking & 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.
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.
In case of an emergency, dial 112 to reach emergency services.
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.
Winter car equipment
Use of winter tires is mandatory in Bosnia and Herzegovina from November 15th to April 15th, during the winter season to ensure safe driving in cold and snowy conditions. In addition to using winter tires, it is recommend to also have Snow Chains, Antifreeze & Winter Windshield Washer Fluid.
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.