In 1918 the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes came into being, this became Yugoslavia in 1929. With the onset of the Nazi occupation in 1941 there followed a turbulent period until the country found a niche for itself under Marshall Tito for almost five post war decades. Unfortunately in 1990's the federation of Yugoslavia began to unravel giving rise to some bitter conflicts in the region. Thankfully these are mostly now resolved. Serbia and Montenegro now form a loose federation but there is still a long way to go to overcome the trauma of recent years.
Driving on the right hand side of the road may be a new experience for some visitors as may well be the use of kilometres to measure distance - one good thing about using a rental car is that it will be adapted to local conditions with the steering on the left hand side and the speedometer marked in kilometres per hour.
The availability of rentals cars is good throughout Serbia and there is usually no problem in arranging for a hire car to be left at a different location from where it was originally rented.
The speed limits in Serbia are:
On Motorways the limit is 120 kilometres per hour. This equates to about 75 miles per hour. On other roads not showing any lower restriction the limit is 100 kilometres per hour, that's 62 miles per hour. In towns the limit is 60 kilometres per hour, or 37 miles per hour.
Drivers face severe penalties if found driving with more than 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
The wearing of seat belts is compulsory.
These notes are intended only to draw attention to some of the rules and regulations that apply to driving in Serbia. They are not an exhaustive or complete set of regulations and may be superseded by changes in the law at any time. The publishers can accept no responsibility for any problem that may arise because drivers have failed to satisfy all the relevant legislation in any country in which they may use a vehicle hired through this site. It remains the responsibility of the driver to satisfy himself or herself that they are aware of all the relevant legislation that affects their conduct and the driving of vehicles in any country in which they may find themselves.
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