When going to Albania, it is worth remembering that one of the lowest speed limits is in force. However, given the condition of the roads, they are not unfounded. Even if we move the road with renewed paving, which in Albania is more and more, unexpected surprises, such as unprotected sewage wells, may be waiting for us.
Safety belts are compulsory. This applies to all vehicle occupants.
Use of dipped-beam headlamps is mandatory in case of visibility limitations due to weather conditions and in tunnels.
Mandatory equipment includes:
The recommended but not mandatory elements include a fire extinguisher and a tow rope. In addition, because of the rare car service, it is recommended to carry basic tools and replaceable parts.
It is also worth remembering about insurance from NNW and additional health insurance.
From EU citizens, no entry tolls or tolls for local roads are charged.
In the event of a police stop, the blood alcohol limit is 0.01 primes. Driving under the influence of alcohol is punishable by a mandate of between 10,000 and 40,000 ALL and / or stopping a driving license for a period of 6 to 12 months, and for a repeat offense of up to 2 years.
During a call during a call, use a handsfree or a special handset.
Children up to 12 years of age must carry a security device suitable for their size in the front seat.
Riding a trailer involves some additional protection. This applies in particular to the permissible driving speed (see General Information).
In Albania, great caution and limited trust in traffic lights are recommended, which local drivers rarely pay attention to. Most often the horn is a signaling tool for the driver's planned maneuver. It also serves to salute and express the frustration of the behavior of other drivers. Because of the poor technical condition of Albanian vehicles and frequent lack of lighting, we recommend special attention during night driving. Especially because cyclists - like vehicles - are also unseen on the road.
Moving on Albanian roads, it is important to be as focused and careful as possible. First, because of the state of the roads. Second, because of the unpredictable behavior of drivers. The initial surprise is quite fast, however, and the local way of driving and using the horn is easy to get used to. Road improvements and hotel infrastructure are also becoming increasingly noticeable. Albania is becoming an open and tourist-friendly country, but at the same time - and it is the most beautiful in it - it is still a place of unspoilt and rarely visited.
355 66 40 01 222, 355 69 40 01 222 lub 355 67 20 21 222 -Albanian Motorcycle Road Assistance (ACA), 24h,
129 - police,
128 - fire brigade,
127 - ambulance.