If you're planning to rent a car in Serbia, it's essential to familiarize yourself with local traffic rules.

Traffic Rules in Serbia

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • Seat belts must be worn by all passengers, both in the front and rear seats.
  • Mobile phones can only be used with a hands-free system.
  • Children under 12 years old or shorter than 150 cm must use appropriate child restraint systems.
  • Headlights must be used from dusk until dawn, as well as during poor visibility conditions.
  • The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.03% for regular drivers and 0.00% for professional drivers and those with less than three years of experience.
  • Be aware of specific traffic signs, such as "Oprez" (Caution) and "Zabrana Ulaza" (No Entry).

Speed limits in Serbia

In Serbia, speed limits vary depending on the type of road:

  • Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
  • Outside urban areas: 80 km/h (50 mph)
  • Highways: 120 km/h (75 mph)

Fines in Serbia

If you violate traffic rules in Serbia, you may be subject to fines. Here are some common fines (in Serbian dinars and their EUR equivalent):

  • Speeding: 3,000 to 120,000 RSD (25 to 1,000 EUR)
  • Not wearing a seat belt: 10,000 RSD (85 EUR)
  • Using a mobile phone while driving: 6,000 RSD (50 EUR)
  • Parking violations: 5,000 RSD (42 EUR)
  • Running a red light: 20,000 RSD (170 EUR)
  • Drunk driving: 10,000 to 120,000 RSD (85 to 1,000 EUR)
  • Children without child seats: 10,000 RSD (85 EUR)

Fines can be paid at the nearest post office or bank, or online via the Serbian Ministry of Interior's website.

Road Police in Serbia

Serbia employs traffic cameras and road police to enforce traffic laws. If you're stopped by the police, remain calm and polite. Present your driver's license, registration, and insurance documents when requested. In case of an accident, call the police by dialing 192.