Highways in Azerbaijan

The length of the motorways is 59.141 km. Thereof asphalt roads – 29,210 km. The length of the motorways is 99 km.

Toll roads

There is no payment for using the roads of Azerbaijan for vehicles registered in other states.

Since August 16, 2014, Azerbaijan has tightened the requirements for the temporary importation of vehicles that do not comply with the Euro-4 environmental standard, which regulates the content of pollutants in exhaust gases.

Owners of vehicles that are temporarily imported into the Azerbaijan Territory will require proof of customs clearance as part of the temporary import procedure.

This measure aims to ensure the export of the vehicle from the territory of Azerbaijan at the end of the temporary import period. This is due to the fact that Azerbaijan switched to the Euro-4 environmental standard on April 1, 2014.

List of documents that non-residents present to the customs authorities for vehicles and their trailers (semi-trailers) temporarily imported into the customs territory of Azerbaijan that do not comply with environmental and Euro 4 norms:

  • Explanation;
  • Passport;
  • A document confirming the permanent registration of the vehicle in the country of departure (certificate of state registration);
  • Authorization of the vehicle owner when used by another person;
  • Visa if a vehicle is imported from countries with a visa regime or, if necessary, a temporary residence permit or a decision to extend temporary stay in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan road map

Road map of Azerbaijan  in JPEG format (1.4 MB).

Main traffic rules of Azerbaijan

Speed ​​limit

Standard speed limits in Azerbaijan (unless otherwise stated on the signs).

Cars (up to 3.5 t):

  • in the village – 60 km / h
  • outside the village – 90 km / h
  • on a two-lane road in one direction – 90 km / h
  • on the highway – 110 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 60 km / h
  • outside the village – 70 km / h
  • on a two-lane road in one direction – 70 km / h
  • on the highway – 90 km / h

Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 60 km / h
  • outside the village – 90 km / h
  • on the highway – 90 km / h

Speed ​​in residential areas – no more than 20 km / h.

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries.

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.29 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is 0.3 ‰ or more, a fine of AZN 400 (€ 196) or a restriction on the right to drive a vehicle for a period of 6 to 12 months will be imposed.

If minor personal injury or property damage was caused in the event of a violation, the amount of the fine increases to 700 AZN (343 €) and the restriction of the right to drive the vehicle for up to 2 years.

The evasion of the person who drives the vehicle from the investigation to check the state of intoxication, which is carried out according to the procedure established by law, is punished with a fine of 400 to 700 AZN (196 – 343 EUR) and a restriction of the right to drive The vehicle for up to 2 years.

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

Dipped headlights are optional when driving during the day and required when driving at night, in tunnels and in poor visibility.

Dimmed headlights in daylight must be switched on on the vehicle:

  • Motorcycle, moped;
  • Bus and minibus transport groups of children;
  • Vehicles moving in an organized transport group;
  • Vehicles pulling other vehicles;
  • Vehicles that carry dangerous, heavy and oversized cargo.

Any violation of the rules for the use of lighting equipment will result in a fine of AZN 30 (€ 15).

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

It is forbidden to transport children under the age of 12 in the back seat of a motorcycle or in the front seat of a car unless there is a special device to assist the child.

Fine – 60 AZN (29 €).

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

When traveling in a vehicle that is designed to be used with seat belts, you must fasten the seat belts and ensure that the seat belts are fastened by the passengers.

Children under 12 years of age, drivers performing a reversing maneuver, pregnant women, instructors of driver learners as well as drivers and passengers of operational vehicles are allowed to loosen their seat belts in populated areas.

Fine – AZN 40 (€ 20).

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to make phone calls while driving a moving vehicle. Fine – 50 AZN (25 €).

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

tint

The windshield must have a light transmission of at least 75% and the front side windows at least 70%.

Fine – 50 AZN (25 €).

Punish

Fines for some traffic violations in Azerbaijan:

Fines for traffic violations in Azerbaijan
violationGood (  AZN)
Failure to keep the distance to the vehicle in front40 (20 €)
Violation of the rules for stopping or parking, towing, moving goods40 (20 €)
Throwing objects out of vehicles40 (20 €)
Intentionally splashing water on pedestrians, buildings and vehicles40 (20 €)
No preference for pedestrians at a pedestrian crossing50 (25 €)
Driving the vehicle by a driver who does not have compulsory liability insurance50 (25 €)
Violation of the rules for driving at intersections60 (29 €)
Driving with an illegal traffic light or a traffic manager60 (29 €)
Violation of the rules of overtaking, maneuvering60 (29 €)
Creation of emergency situations, ie committing violations that result in a forced change in speed and direction of movement by other road users80 (39 €)
Violation of the driving rules by level crossings80 (39 €)
Leaving the location of a traffic accident by the driver in which he was involved100 (49 €)
Entering the lane designated for travel in the opposite direction100 (49 €)
Driving vehicles on motorways at a technical speed of 50 km / h or less100 (49 €)
No advantage when moving a vehicle with a special sound signal, red or blue flashing light signal100 (49 €)

Speeding fines in Azerbaijan:

Speeding fines in Azerbaijan
About speedGood (  AZN)
from 10 to 20 km / h10 (5 €)
from 21 to 40 km / h50 (25 €)
from 41 to 60 km / h150 (74 €)
over 60 km / h250 (123 €)

Useful information

petrol

In Azerbaijan, the prices of AI-80 and AI-92 petrol and diesel fuel are regulated by the state.

The Euro-95 petrol premium (in accordance with the Euro-5 environmental standards), which is not produced in Azerbaijan, is not included in the list of goods regulated by the state. Therefore, the sale takes place at free prices.

Super Euro 98 petrol is not produced in Azerbaijan either. It is not widely used in its territory due to low demand.

Crossing borders

The video shows crossing the border with Azerbaijan by car. Please note that passengers cross the border with Azerbaijan separately from the driver.

Emergency numbers

  • Emergency situations – 112
  • Fire Department – 101
  • Police – 102
  • Ambulance – 103
  • Traffic Police – 126

Compulsory equipment

Equipment  You  Must Have in Your Car:

  • First aid kit for cars
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning triangle

Requirements for equipment that must be in the car in different European countries.

Winter equipment

spikes

Studded tires are allowed. In this case, a corresponding sign – “Tires  with spikes    – must be  attached to the rear of a vehicle with spiked  tires  .

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Additional equipment and other rules

The Azerbaijani traffic rules are not regulated, i.e. are allowed to.

Use of anti-radar and other technical means that prevent the measurement of speed will result in a fine of AZN 80 to 100 (€ 39 – € 49) and confiscation of the device.