Car rental is a great way to get to know Armenia. If you are traveling by car, you do not need to follow the schedule of the tour group, you can independently plan the time, and stops and choose your own route. The trip to Armenia is a pleasure as you will visit many beautiful, historical, and magnificent places. If you stay in Armenia for a while, you will find more exciting places. If you work remotely, you also have a good opportunity to combine work and travel.
Armenia is a great country with beautiful views and rich history. When walking in Yerevan you can experience the best atmosphere in the city. But if you are going to rent a car Yerevan and drive you will be a little bit pissed off. Armenian drivers are not the best drivers in the world.
That’s why you have to know traffic rules in Armenia before car rental in Yerevan. Also, you have to be extra careful and always attentive while driving.
Here are some basic rules that you should know before Yerevan car rental.
Always wear your seat belt.
Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive.
Children under the age of 12 cannot sit in the front passenger seat.
While driving, make sure that you have the needed documents (confirming that you are the driver of the vehicle, such as your driver’s license, vehicle registration document, and vehicle insurance document).
Smoking and talking on the phone while driving a car are prohibited by law.
Below are introduced speed limits in Armenia.
60 km/h in towns and villages
90 km/h on open roads
100 km/h on motorways
Road conditions in Armenia have improved significantly in recent years, especially outside of big cities. However, you should always be careful to move along reconstructed roads. Usually, the roads become worse after the snow melts. Therefore, when driving through the countryside in spring, try to avoid sudden movements and keep the smooth running of the car.
Before entering each settlement you will see a sign with the name of this city or village. Cameras are also present in these locations, and although there are warning signs, they can sometimes be overlooked. Keep an eye on the speedometer and move at a safe speed as you enter the next settlement.
In Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, parking is available using red dotted lines. Parking in these places is free. The first five minutes of parking are free, but you will be fined unless you pay for parking. To pay for your purchase you can use your mobile phone or payment machines.
In Yerevan, there is free parking from midnight to 9 am. In general, the Armenian roads are in good condition. However, if you plan to go to the mountains, visit ancient churches and temples or just climb to the top of Aragats mountain, a four-wheel drive car is absolutely necessary for your safety and comfort.
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