Renting a car in Armenia is an excellent way to explore the country's beautiful landscapes and vibrant cities.

Traffic Rules in Armenia

When driving in Armenia, you must adhere to the following traffic rules:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • Seat belts must be worn by all occupants.
  • Using mobile phones while driving is prohibited, except for hands-free devices.
  • Children under 12 years old or shorter than 150 cm must use appropriate child seats or booster cushions.
  • Headlights must be used from sunset to sunrise, and during poor visibility conditions, such as fog or heavy rain.
  • The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.08% for drivers.
  • Be aware of unique traffic signs, such as the "No Overtaking" sign.
  • Exercise caution and patience, as local drivers may not always follow traffic rules.

Speed Limits in Armenia

Speed limits in Armenia vary depending on the type of road:

  • Urban areas: 60 km/h (37 mph)
  • Non-urban roads: 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • Highways: 110 km/h (68 mph)

Fines in Armenia

Fines for traffic violations in Armenia include:

  • Speeding: AMD 5,000 to AMD 100,000 (€10 - €170), depending on the excess speed
  • Not wearing a seat belt: AMD 10,000 (€17)
  • Using a mobile phone while driving: AMD 20,000 (€34)
  • Parking violations: AMD 3,000 to AMD 30,000 (€5 - €50), depending on the severity of the offense
  • Running a red light: AMD 40,000 (€70)
  • Drunk driving: AMD 50,000 to AMD 200,000 (€85 - €340), depending on the blood alcohol level
  • Children without child seats: AMD 10,000 (€17)

Fines can be paid at the nearest police station, post office, or bank within 20 days from the date of issuance.

Road Police in Armenia

The road police in Armenia are responsible for maintaining traffic safety and enforcing traffic rules. If stopped by road police, remain calm, provide the requested documents, and follow their instructions. Do not attempt to offer bribes, as this can lead to more severe penalties. If you need to report a road accident, dial 911 for immediate assistance.