Driving Tips in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sixt rent a car


Driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be different from driving in the UK so make sure that you know the road rules before you travel there. Sixt has provided a guide for our customers to read through before they start their road trip.

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Rules & Regulations

Here is a guide with some rules and driving tips that you should familiarise yourself with if you are planning on driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Drive on the right hand side and overtake on the left.
  • It is compulsory for all occupants to wear seat belts.
  • Children under 12 years old can’ travel in the front seat.
  • Children under 5 years of age must be transported using special child seats.
  • The maximum permitted blood alcohol level is 0.03%.
  • A person visibly under the influence of alcohol is not permitted to travel in a vehicle as a front-seat passenger.
  • Dipped headlights are obligatory for 24 hours per day all the year round.
  • Use of mobile phones is prohibited unless you have a hands free system.
  • The use of winter tyres is mandatory between 15 November to 15 April.
  • During winter conditions, drivers are obliged to remove all snow and ice from their vehicles or they will be fined.
  • In the winter it is recommended that snow chains are carried as their use is compulsory if the relevant road sign is displayed or the snow covering is over 5cm deep. They are generally an obligatory part of winter equipment needed during the dates specified above.
  • Use of radar detectors is forbidden.

Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Speed Limits

Standard legal limits, which may be varied by signs.

  • In built-up areas 50 km/h
  • outside built-up areas 80 km/h
  • on dual carriageways 100 km/h
  • on motorways 130 km/h
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Things to Bring Along

It is compulsory to have the following equipment with you when driving in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • Valid UK driver’s license
  • It is required that you have in the car Spare lamps
  • Spare wheel
  • First-aid kit
  • Reflecting waistcoat
  • Ting cable
  • Two warning triangles
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Additional Information

The country has some toll roads and the tariff for journey depends on the category of a vehicle. The category of a vehicle is defined by the height and quantity of axes. Payment for journey on the highway is possible by either a manual mode or automatic. If you want to use the automatic payment, it is necessary to get the special device and to equip to the car in advance.

The police phone number is 122.

On the spot fines are issued by police officials and an official receipt should always be obtained.

Pay extra attention when you are driving in the countryside as street lighting is not common outside of major towns and road construction may be poorly marked.

Drive carefully as some roads may be in bad condition.

Driving in rural areas, particularly along mountain roads requires a little extra caution from motorists, particularly as roads can be windy and visibility affected by fog, snow and ice.

Sixt has branches across Bosnia, including two in the capital of Sarajevo.

Wherever you decide to go make sure you use Sixt car rental in Bosnia and Herzegovina, helping you to make the most of your time.

* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.