– You must be at least 18 years old to drive a temporarily imported car or motorcycle
– We recommended that you get an International Driving Permit to accompany your
– Unleaded petrol (95 & 98 octane), Diesel (Dizel) and LPG are available.
– You may carry a small amount of petrol in a can.
– Credit cards are generally accepted but you should check with your card issuer for usage
in Montenegro before travel.
(Standard legal limits, which may be varied by signs, for private vehicles without trailers)
– Built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h)
– Outside built-up areas 49 mph (80 km/h)
– ‘Fast’ roads 62 mph (100 km/h)
Front and rear seat occupants must wear seat belts, if fitted.
Passengers/children in cars
– Children under 12 years old may not travel in the front passenger seat.
– Children under 5 years old must use a suitable child restraint.
– A person visibly under the influence of alcohol may not travel in the front passenger seat.
You must use dipped headlights at all times.
Drinking and driving
– The legal limit is 30 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
– Penalties are severe and include a fine, imprisonment and/or suspension of your driving
– If a medical examination shows that normal bodily functions are impaired then penalties
may be incurred at levels below 30 milligrams.
– Officials can issue an on-the-spot fine but cannot collect payment.
– Fines vary according to the gravity of the offence and are higher where other road users
are put in danger or if you cause an accident.
You must carry the following in Montenegro
– Spare bulb set
– First aid kit (not required on excludes mopeds)
– Warning triangle (not required for motorcycles). You must carry two if you are towing a
– Reflective jacket – you must carry a reflective jacket within the passenger compartment
and must put it on before you get out of your vehicle in an emergency/breakdown
– Winter tyres – between 15 November and 31 March, vehicles must be fitted with winter
tyres on the driving wheels.
Other rules/requirements in Montenegro
If your vehicle is visibly damaged it must be certified by the authorities at the frontier when you
enter Montenegro. You will be issued with a certificate which must be produced when leaving
Accidents resulting in serious injury or material damage must be reported to the police.
You must not use spiked tyres.
Snow chains may be necessary on some roads in winter.
Vehicles entering a roundabout have right of way.
You must not use your horn in a built-up area or at night except in cases of imminent danger.
You must not overtake a school bus or pass one that has stopped to let children on or off.