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Traffic rules

Driving in the Azerbaijan Republic: traffic rules, speed limits, tourist information from the Baku car rental agency Royal Rent A Car, Baku. We give you information and travel ideas for your journey around the Azerbaijan Republic. Find some helpful travelling information before starting your marvelous trip to the Azerbaijan Republic.

Emergency calls

112 - SOS call
102 - Police of the Azerbaijan Republic (not all policemen speak foreign languages)
101 - Fire emergency
103 - First aid assistance


Child seat is obligatory for kids of less than 36 kg of weight or 1,5 m of height. If there are 3 kids on the rear-seat, the oldest child may be just belted without having a child seat. The use of seat belts is compulsory for front- and rear-seat passengers.

The legal blood alcohol limit is 0 mg. Driving of the car under action of alcohol or drugs is regarded as a crime.

Speed limits are as follows: 50 km/h in built-up areas, 90 km/h outside built-up areas, 110 km/h on expressways.
Speed control camera

Headlights must be always on. When waiting at level train crossings use sidelights only. Horns can be used only to warn of danger or to signal that you are about to pass.


There is a warning triangle, spare wheel, tool kit, first aid kit, safety vest, highway prepaid coupon, standard road atlas of Azerbaijan Republic in the trunk.


Foreigners are not need first month an International Driving Permit. If you are from EU country, CIS country or USA it will be enough to have your national Driving licence.


Parking in Baku and Azerbaijan
Parking is only allowed on the right side of the road, but this restriction does not apply to one-way roads. Parking along a tram line is prohibited unless a 3.5-metre wide lane is left between the vehicle and the tram lane. Don't park within 5 metres of an intersection, pedestrian crossing, or public transportation stop. Don't park within 15 metres of a train crossing.

White dotted line on road or corresponding signs resolve parking. The parking can be free-of-charge or paid. In Baku, parking is not automatic. Road areas, marked with a blue line on road (the Blue zone), are only for cars with resident parking card. In "Yellow zones" (yellow line on road) - NO parking. Illegally parked vehicles may be towed or clamped.

Fuel stations are usually located on the edge of towns. Stations on international roads and in large towns are open 24 hour. Credit cards are accepted in main towns and in popular tourist areas. Finding a station in Baku is not difficult. Leaded regular petrol has an octane rating of 92; the octane rating of super (premium) is 95. Lead-free petrol is known as Natural; its octane rating is 95.


Beside the main highway corridor and the segments still under construction, there are a number of high-speed roads similar to highways. A number of smaller roads connecting major cities and tourist regions meet the same quality standards. The roads are generally well marked, with plenty of gas stations, refreshment, dining and shopping options.


There is more in the Azerbaijan Republic than just Baku

The country’s smaller towns have plenty to offer visitors, who will be impressed by their well-preserved historical centers and carefully maintained monuments whose importance often transcends regional borders or even included on the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage.

To find more Azerbaijan sights information