Traffic Regulations in Bulgaria

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Speed limits in Bulgaria

Mandatory vehicle equipment in Bulgaria

High visibility jacket High Visibility Jacket Mandatory use of high visibility jacket when leaving the vehicle during accident or breakdown by all passengers and driver
First aid kit First Aid Kit Required
Warning triangle Warning triangle Required
Fire extinguisher Fire extinguisher Required
Min tire tread depth Minimum tire tread depth Summer tires (1,6mm), Winter tires (no regulations)
Winter tires Winter tires No regulations
Snow chains Snow chains Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather only, but may not damage the road surface.
Vehicle with trailer Vehicle with trailer Extra side mirrors when width of trailer is higher than vehicle. Extra warning triangle
Spare light bulbs Spare light bulbs No regulations
Spare wheel Spare wheel No regulations
Towing rope Towing rope No regulations

Other regulations for drivers in Bulgaria

Alcohol level Maximum permissible
blood alcohol level
Use of day lights Use of day driving lights Mandatory 24h (1 November - 31 March)
Use of safety belts Use of safety belts Required
Wild camping Wild camping outside campsites Not allowed

Road tools and charges in Bulgaria

  •  A vignette is compulsory in Bulgaria for all motor vehicles

Emergency telephone numbers in Bulgaria

European emergency number

Roadside assistance
+359 291 146 (UAB)

All information shown on this page is for informational purposes only.

In case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. CampRest is not responsible for the consequences of use of the information contained above.


2020.11.29 22:03
The speed limit on BG Motorways is 140kmh. Some motorways have a reduced speed of 120kmh. You need to update this. Summer tyres can be used in winter, but the tread must be at least 4mm.
2020.06.16 17:25
140kmh for motorways. Tyres must have 4mm in winter. 1.6mm in summer
2019.07.23 09:37
Camprest is obviously not keeping track of changes in traffic regulation. The motorway speed in Bulgaria was raised to 140 km/h several years ago, like in 2014, if I am not mistaking. Between София (Sofia) and Пловдив (Plovdiv) reconstruction works were ongoing in 2017, because Magistrala Trakiya (A1/E80) was in a very bad shape. I did not follow up, so ask UAB, or ÖAMTC or ADAC (to name just 3 automobile clubs) for more information.
2018.10.09 14:44
Hello, The speed limit on highway in Bulgaria is 140 km/h. Using the day driving light is the whole year. Regards, Eugene Ts.