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Montenegro car hire

Introduction

While known as ‘Europe’s newest country’ Montenegro has a rich and intriguing history, with a blend of cultures which is reflected in everything from the architecture to the cuisine. Becici is a popular resort boasting one of the country’s best beaches which is perfect for sunbathing and for a wide range of watersports. The town itself is charming and beautiful and great for those with an interest in history or architecture. Montenegro averages more than 200 sunny days per year and while it’s got everything you could possibly want from a holiday destination, it’s only just being discovered.

Driving in Montenegro

R

Road Driving Side

50kmh

Urban Speed Limit

80kmh

Rural Speed Limit

120mhkmh

Motorway Speed Limit

Important things to note

There is one toll in Montenegro, which is the Sozina tunnel.
The two-lane road Moraca Canyon road can be very dangerous as it’s prone to high volumes of traffic and locals are known to speed around the sharp bends.
Local drivers are known to be very vocal.

Driving culture in Montenegro

What are the roads like in Montenegro?
Roads are in a fair condition though some rural areas can have poorly maintained roads. Snow can be a hazard in northern parts of Montenegro. There are no motorways and roads generally tend to be two-lanes only. Many roads are narrow and on a steep incline around mountainous areas of the country.
What are the drivers like in Montenegro?
It is recommended to drive defensively, keep your distance and exercise caution while driving as local drivers are known to drive recklessly, perform dangerous manoeuvres and exceed the speed limit.
What are the best times to drive?
Traffic can be heavy and many roads are prone to congestion during the peak of the summer season when travelling to and from coastal areas.
What are the driving laws?
It is compulsory to wear seatbelts in both front and rear seats of the vehicle.
If you’re planning to pass another vehicle in a built up area, you should sound your horn prior to overtaking them.
The law stipulates that drivers must use dipped headlights during the day, throughout the year.
When driving between 15 November and 1 April your car must be appropriately equipped to deal with winter driving conditions.
You cannot use a mobile handset for calls, texts or internet while driving as this is against the law. It is recommended to use a hands-free kit if you want to speak on your mobile phone whilst driving.
It is compulsory to travel with a warning triangle and high visibility jacket in the vehicle at all times.

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