The clear lakes, fast rivers and gorgeous mountains provide some fantastic scenery and an idyllic setting for a holiday. Getting around by car is a great way to take in the scenery and visit points of interest.
Tips for driving in Serbia
Which side of the road do they drive on?
Drive on the right, overtake on the left. At a junction, if the road goes straight ahead, vehicles on the right of your vehicle have right of way.
You must not overtake school buses when they stop for children to board or alight.
If fitted, seat belts must be worn at all times by all occupants of the vehicle.
Driving with children
Children under 12 must not sit in the front seat.
Blood alcohol limit
The blood alcohol limit is 30mg of alcohol per 100ml blood. For novice and professional drivers, there is a zero tolerance policy.
Any person who is visibly under the influence of alcohol must not travel in a vehicle as a front seat passenger.
Can I use a mobile?
It’s illegal to use both a mobile and a hands-free kit.
Reflective vests, triangles & other essentials
A reflective vest must be kept in the vehicle at all times. It is recommended you carry a warning triangle and first aid kit.
Do I need winter tyres or snow chains?
During winter months in snow affected areas, snow chains are compulsory.
On the spot fines
The Serbian police are authorised to issue on the spot fines for traffic violations.
Horns and headlights
Away from built up areas, the horn should be used to indicate that a vehicle intends to pass.
It is compulsory to use dipped headlights during the day.
What should I do if I breakdown?
If you breakdown, you must put on a reflective jacket and place the reflective triangle 30m behind the vehicle to warn other drivers. Call the supplier who will be able to advise you further. It is recommended you contact ourselves at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.
What should I do if I have an accident?
If you’re in an accident, you MUST notify the Police and the car rental provider and get an accident report for insurance purposes. Failure to do so may result in you footing the whole bill. It is recommended that you contact us at the same time to ensure you follow the correct procedure.
Tolls are payable on most roads in Serbia.
Current toll roads in Serbia
E70: Belgrade to Sid
E75: Subotica - Novi Sad, Novi Sad - Belgrade, Belgrade - Nis, Nis – Leskovac