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How to drive in Bulgaria?

Driving in Bulgaria can differ from what drivers in Western Europe and America are used to. Here are some general tips on “How to drive in Bulgaria”:

  1. Drive on the right side of the road: Unlike Western Europe, where drivers drive on the left, Bulgaria follows the standard in most of Europe and drives on the right.
  2. Please familiarize yourself with the road signs in Bulgaria to follow international standards, but it’s still good to familiarize yourself with them.
  3. Obey speed limits: The speed limits in Bulgaria are lower than in Western Europe or America. Be sure to obey the speed limits and watch out for speed cameras. Learn more about speed limits in Km/h or Miles per hour.
  4. Keep your vehicle in good condition: Ensure that your car is in good condition and that the lights, brakes, and tires are working correctly.
  5. Wear a seatbelt: Wearing a seatbelt is mandatory in Bulgaria, both for the driver and passengers. Learn more about Road Safety Regulations in Bulgaria.
  6. Consider the weather conditions: Bulgaria can experience winter snow, rain, and fog, so be prepared for different weather conditions. Read our suggestions for drivers visiting with cars from the Netherlands, which also apply to drivers visiting with cars from warmer regions.
  7. Follow traffic rules: In Bulgaria, drivers must give way to vehicles on the right and follow traffic signals and road signs.
  8. Avoid distractions: Avoid using your mobile phone or eating while driving.
  9. Get a good map: Before your trip, get a good map or GPS App to help you navigate the roads in Bulgaria.
  10. Cyclists may be ignorant of traffic rules

Following these tips will help you drive safely and confidently in Bulgaria. For more detailed driving information, please refer to our safe driving tips and specific safety driving recommendations.

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