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Driving in Macedonia with Hertz

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Hilltop view of Lake Kozjak in Macedonia

Macedonia is a country that’s really interesting to explore by road, whether you’re navigating the rocky mountain roads, or plunging through the countryside past the vineyards and the pine trees, the wonderful rivers and exuberant greenery.

The lovely scenic routes will take you and your Hertz vehicle to another dimension giving your travel a sense of surreal reality. Depending on the journey you have in mind, we can recommend you the most suitable rental car. Our fleet is prepared to meet all sorts of adventurous challenges. We took and combined the most powerful engines to bring you an exceptional driving experience.

What are the general traffic rules and regulations in Macedonia?

While driving your Hertz Macedonia rental car, you will notice that the speed limits are clearly signposted. Road speed limits in Macedonia are as follows:

  • 130 km/h on highways
  • 110 km/h on roads reserved for motor vehicles
  • 90 km/h on other roads
  • 50 km/h on roads in built-up areas

Seat belts must be worn at all times. Violation of this law prescribes a fine.

If you’re planning on heading into some of the ski resorts and mountain towns, you may need snow tires and chains – our Hertz Macedonia staff can advise you about the winter equipment and offer you the ideal rental car for those conditions. Drivers of motor vehicles must keep mandatory winter equipment in the vehicle in the period from November 15th to March 15th.

Using headlights to illuminate the roads day and night is mandatory on the roads in the Republic of Macedonia. Failure to comply with this legal provision is sanctioned.

The permissible level of alcohol in the blood of drivers is 0.5 ppm. Any amount of alcohol in the blood of professional drivers and learner drivers is prohibited (0.0 ppm).

Safety comes first. Using a mobile phone is prohibited while the driver is steering the vehicle. Make sure you stop the Hertz vehicle at a safe spot before you take the call to avoid penalties.

These are only some of the general rules and regulations you need to watch out for when driving in Macedonia. Keep them in mind and you’ll have no problem exploring this beautiful country. After all, everything that’s unique needs to be preserved.

Long bridge with yellow trees in front of it and majestic mountain tops behind

Bonus fact: The A1 motorway is the main motorway in the Republic of Macedonia and it forms part of the European route E75 (E75). It spans 173 kilometers as a four-lane, tolled, controlled-access highway. It crosses the country from north to south.

There are many ways you can explore Macedonia with our Hertz vehicles. Head out on a gastronomic tour going region by region to see and taste the different ways they prepare and serve meat, cheese, and traditional Macedonian foods; Explore the high mountain peaks and breathe the fresh air that surrounds them; Relax by the peaceful lakes and gather all the energy they have to give you; Paint your present with beautiful travel memories. Enjoy you stay!