Traffic Rules Russia


In towns 60 km/h
On motorways 110 km/h
On highways 90 km/h
Right-hand driving/left-hand driving Right-hand traffic
Alcohol 30 mg/100 mL
Seat belt mandatory yes
Obligations to carry Warning triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher and replacement lamp set required.
Mobile phone Only hands-free telephones may be used.
Right of Way Priority to the right; major roads have right of way.
Roundabout Cars in the roundabout have the right of way.
Specific rules of the counry Dipped beams must be on during the day.

If a light for a turn lane has an arrow, you may only turn when it is green. If it is off (there is no red), you may not turn.

Foreigners are prohibited from picking up hitchhikers.


Driver´s license

An international driving permit is required in addition to a national license.

Minimum age

The minimum and maximum age varies between car hire agencies and also between vehicle classes. The minimum age is normally between 21 and 25 and the driving license must be 1 to 2 years old. At some car hire agencies drivers below a fixed age limit must pay an additional fee.

Details are available in the hiring terms of the car hire agency. (In point 3 – Entering data and payment – under General Terms and Conditions)

Fuel Information

There are two options:

1. The tank is full when accepted and returned with a full tank. There is a charge for the petrol required to fill the tank.

2. The tank is full when accepted and paid for. The vehicle is then returned with an empty tank. Any remaining petrol will not be reimbursed.

You can find the applicable tanking option in the details of the results list. We have no influence over the tanking option.

This content is for informational purpose only and does not guarantee accuracy or completeness.