Useful information for drivers on roads throughout the Republic of Macedonia

Roads in Republic of Macedonia

Use of headlights, during the day and at night, on all roads, whether national, Regional and local roads as well as in settlements, is mandatory on roads in the Republic of Macedonia.
Nonobservance of this provision of the law results with a fine in the amount of 45 EUR.

Speed limits

Road speed limits in the Republic of Macedonia are the following:
-130 kph on highways,
-110 kph on roads reserved for motor vehicles,
-60 kph on roads in settlements.
Nonobservance of this provision from the law results with a fine in the amount from 45 to 300 EUR, depending on the percentage of excess of the speed limit.

Throwing garbage

Throwing or dropping paper, cigarette butts, chewing gums, packages, dust, plant waste, sand and other waste is prohibited, except on places designated for such purposes. Leaving behind pet faeces is prohibited. Parking vehicles at a distance smaller than ten meters from a container is prohibited.
In case of nonobservance of some of the above stated prohibitions, a fine in the amount of 50 EUR shall be charged to the offender.

Fine

In case of violation of any provision of the Traffic Law and occurrence of the mandatory sanction (line), this may be stated by a police officer in uniform, however, the fine will be paid at the nearest banker post office. Payment of the fine is not permitted on the spot, to the police officer in uniform.

Payment of fines

Payment of fines on the spot, in cash, to the police officer is prohibited. in case the police officer in uniform insists on such action, it is your duty to report the case to the nearest police station.

Seat belt

The use of a safety seat belt for all passengers on all seats where a seat belt has been built in is mandatory in the Republic of Macedonia.
Nonobservance of this provision of the law results with a fine in the amount of 20 EUR.

Blood alcohol content

The allowed blood alcohol content limit is 0,5 permilles.
Regarding professional drivers, blood alcohol presence IS NOT ALLOWED. The limit is 0,0 permilles.
Nonobservance of this provision of the law results with a fine in the amount from 250 to 400 EUR, depending on the excessive blood alcohol level. certainly, in case of established blood alcohol level higher than the prescribed, the driver shall be removed from traffic.

Front passenger seat

Children younger than I2 years of age and persons under the influence of alcohol may not be transported on the front passenger seat.
Nonobservance of this provision of the law results with a fine in the amount of 45 EUR.

Using a cell phone when driving

The driver may not be using a cell phone when driving.
Nonobservance of this provision of the law results with a fine in the amount of 45 EUR.

Winter equipment

Possession of and carrying winter equipment is mandatory during the period from 15 November up to 15 March.
Nonobservance of this provision of the law results with a fine in the amount of 15 EUR.

Reporting tourist residence

Foreigners not using the services from natural or legal persons providing paying accommodation services, or from other persons, are obliged to report their stay personally, in the Ministry of Interior, within 24 hours as from the hour of crossing the state border.
A fine in the amount from 600 to 1.000 EUR shall be stated for an offence to a foreigner who has not reported his/her stay, i.e., has not given a notice of departure.