Driving in Romania
Road rules of Romania
We have put together some key Romanian road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Romania location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Romania, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- It is against the law to drive an excessively dirty car
- Use of horn is prohibited in a built up area unless in immediate danger
- You may not use a mobile phone while driving unless you use a hands-free set. Failure to comply can result in a fine
- The use of low beam is compulsory during daytime too, on highways, express roads and national - european roads (E)
- Please park on the right side of the road
For a standard rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 31mph (50 km/h)
- Highways: 80mph (130 km/h)
- Express Roads or National - European Roads: 62mph (100 km/h)
- Other types of roads: 55mph (90 km/h)
Each time the maximum speed limit changes, for a certain segment of the public road, it is properly marked through traffic signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt
- Children under 3 must travel in a child safety seat
- Children under 12 cannot travel as a front seat passenger
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- First-Aid Kit
- Fire Extinguisher
- Warning Triangle
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number