Traffic on public roads

Do you know what rules you must respect on public roads in Romania, regardless of whether you ride a bicycle, moped or scooter? Here you can find all the information you need to avoid road accidents. Information provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs on https://www.mai.gov.ro.

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Is my foreign driving license valid in Romania?

A driving license issued by the authorities of a country that is neither a member of the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic nor a member of the EU, and with which Romania has not concluded a treaty on the reciprocal recognition of driving licenses,…

Is my foreign driving license valid in Romania?

Under what conditions do I have the right to drive a car?

You can drive a car if you are the holder of a valid driving license issued by the authorities of: – a member state of the Convention on Road Traffic; – member states of the European Union; – states with which Romania has concluded a…

Under what conditions do I have the right to drive a car?

When do I have to wear reflective clothing?

Clothing with fluorescent and reflective elements is mandatory during the night or when visibility is reduced. It is also required outside and inside towns where public lighting is not working. More information on…

When do I have to wear reflective clothing?

When am I allowed to ride with another cyclist?

If you are cycling together with another person on a bicycle or encounter other cyclists in traffic, you must ride in a single file. Riding side by side is only allowed in the case of organized competitions. More information on…

When am I allowed to ride with another cyclist?

Do you know what the main obligations are as a bike rider?

You must be at least 14 years old and be familiar with the traffic rules. You must always carry your identification document with you. You must check that your bike has all the equipment required by Romanian law. More information on…

Do you know what the main obligations are as a bike rider?

How do I signal that I want to turn left or right?

When changing your direction of travel to the left, extend your left arm horizontally when you intend to turn left. CAUTION! Extending your left arm horizontally can also indicate your intention to overtake. Extend your right arm horizontally…

How do I signal that I want to turn left or right?

How do I signal drivers when I want to stop?

The signal that all bicycle riders should use to announce their intention to stop is to extend their right arm horizontally and swing it vertically in a straight line, indicating the intention to stop. This is how they signal their intention to…

How do I signal drivers when I want to stop?

How do I change direction?

Before changing your direction of travel, make sure that no motor vehicle is approaching from the front or the rear. Even if you have the right of way, ensure that other traffic participants understand your intention! CAUTION! Do not change…

How do I change direction?

What do I do when I enter a priority road on bicycle?

Before you cycle onto a road that has priority, you must reduce your speed, make sure no other vehicles are coming, and give priority to the other traffic participants. More information on https://politiaromana.ro/. We are waiting for all…

What do I do when I enter a priority road on bicycle?

How do I cross the street when I’m on a bicycle?

You are not allowed to cross the street at pedestrian crossings when you ride a bicycle! In order to cross at a pedestrian crossing, get off your bike and walk alongside the bike, hanging your bike by the handlebars. More information on…

How do I cross the street when I’m on a bicycle?

What do I need to check on the bike I travel with?

In circulation on public roads, the bicycle must a) have a good braking device; b) have a functional steering system; c) be equipped with a sound warning system (horn); it is forbidden to equip and use sound warning systems specific to…

What do I need to check on the bike I travel with?

What rules do I have to follow when cycling?

a) you are not allowed to ride on the road sections marked with the sign “Access forbidden to bicycles”;b) learn to drive bicycles on heavily trafficked roads;c) you are not allowed to drive on the sidewalks unless special tracks are set up;d) keep…

What rules do I have to follow when cycling?

How should mopeds be equipped?

When traveling on public roads, the moped must be equipped with: a) effective braking system; b) sound warning system; c) flue gas exhaust system that complies with noise pollution and environmental protection standards; d) white light…

How should mopeds be equipped?

Do I have the right to drive a bicycle or a moped? But a moped?

To drive a bicycle on public roads, its driver must be at least 14 years old, and to drive a moped 16 years old and also prove that they have completed a traffic law course at an authorized training facility of motor vehicle drivers. The moped…

Do I have the right to drive a bicycle or a moped? But a moped?