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Continuing the topic of transport in Turkey (read our article "transportation is used in Antalya Turkiye") in this article we will talk about the features of traffic rules in Turkey.
The local population in Turkey drives quite aggressively, drivers often do not follow the rules and honk on every occasion, which can confuse or unbalance. In 87% of accidents on the roads in Turkey are the fault of the driver, so all road users need to be very careful on the roads. Turkey has good quality roads and right-hand traffic.
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Turkey is among a number of countries that have joined the international Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968, which indicates the standardization of traffic rules. Turkey recognizes the foreign national driver's license of countries that have also joined this convention, so you can use your driver's license for 3 months. If you are planning your stay in Turkey for more than 3 months, take care of obtaining an international driver's license.
Turkish driving rules
In addition to drivers, pedestrians are also reluctant to follow the rules of the road - cross the road at a red light, cross the road in the wrong place. You also need to be extremely careful with motorcyclists - they often do not follow the rules of the road, and besides, they are easy to miss. Turkey is a southern country, motorcyclists are here all year round and there are a lot of them.
On the roads you can often meet the traffic police. They can stop absolutely any car for inspection, without any good reason. There is a serious fight against terrorism in the country, so the decision of the police to inspect the car and check the documents should be treated with understanding and patience. You must have the following documents with you: a driver's license, vehicle documents, and a Turkish insurance policy (Zorunlu Trafik sigortası).
Although the rules of the road in Turkey comply with the international standard, there are a number of differences that you need to know.
Traffic rules in Turkey
• Speed limits: in built-up areas - up to 50 km/h, outside built-up areas - up to 90, on toll highways in Turkey - up to 120 km/h.
• Dipped beam during the day is mandatory only in conditions of poor visibility or when driving through tunnels.
• All passengers must wear seat belts. Children under three years of age can only be transported in a car seat in the back seat. Children under 150 cm tall and weighing up to 36 kg are not allowed to sit in the front seat.
• The permitted amount of alcohol in the blood is up to 0.5 ppm.
Road signs also comply with international standards, but there are exceptions:
• Instead of the "STOP" sign, you can see the same design of the "DUR" sign
• "No Parking" sign looks normal, but the same sign, but on a white background, means that parking is allowed, but for a limited time
• At the entrance to the settlement, not only the name is indicated, but also the number of inhabitants
• On signs that warn of ascents and descents, it is not customary to indicate the angle of inclination
We hope that the information we have shared with you in this article will keep you safe, but what should you do if you are involved in an accident? Immediately call the traffic police and call the insurer, and if you rent a car, you must definitely get involved with the owner of the car. While you wait, take pictures of the accident site from all angles.
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