Motorways in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The public road network in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 22,926 km, of which 19,426 km are paved and 3,500 km are unpaved. The length of the motorways is 205 km.

Toll roads

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a fee is charged for using certain sections of the motorway, depending on the vehicle category.

Vehicle category

The vehicle category is determined based on its height and number of axles.

Vehicle categories in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cat.vehicledescription
I Motorcycles and vehicles with 2 axles and a height of not more than 1.30 m (in the area of ​​the front axle)
II Vehicles with two or more axles, a height of 1.30 m or more (in the area of ​​the front axle) and a maximum permissible mass of up to 3.5 t
III Vehicles with 2 or 3 axles, a height of more than 1.30 m (in the area of ​​the front axle) and a maximum permissible mass of more than 3.5 t
IV Vehicles with more than three axles, a height of 1.3 m and more (in the area of ​​the first axle) and a maximum permissible mass of more than 3.5 t

Toll card

Highway prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are currently five motorway sections subject to charges: Sarajevo – Zenica, Sarajevo – Tarcin, Medjugorje – Lyubushki, Banja Luka – Gradishka and Banja Luka – Doboi. The fare depends on the vehicle category.

Tariffs for 2020 (  KM):

Highway prices 2020 in Bosnia and Herzegovina
actionCategory I.II category
Sarajevo – Zenica
(64 km)
6.00 (3.10 €)12.00 (6.10 €)
Sarajevo – Tarčin
(25 km)
2.50 (1.30 €)5.00 (2.60 €)
Međugorje – Ljubuški
(10 km)
1.20 (€ 0.60)2.50 (1.30 €)
Banja Luka – Gradiška
(34 km)
2.50 (1.30 €)5.00 (2.60 €)
Banja Luka – Doboj
(72 km)
3.00 (1.50 €)6.00 (3.10 €)

Payment options

There are two ways to pay tolls on the motorway – manually and automatically. With automatic payment, you need to buy an ACC TAG device in advance and equip your car with it.

Manual payment

1. Access to the motorway must be through the gates that are marked with a corresponding sign.

2. When driving through the toll booth, the vehicle category is automatically determined and the registration number is set.

3. Next, you need to click the button and take a magnetic card that must be presented when exiting the motorway.

4. After you have taken the magnetic card, the barrier rises automatically and you can drive onto the motorway.

5. When exiting the motorway, select the same gate that was used to enter the motorway.

6. Drive to the payment booth and enter the magnetic card. The amount to be paid is calculated based on the vehicle category and the number of kilometers traveled.

Automatic payment

1. Entry and exit from the motorway must be through the gates marked with a corresponding sign.

2. The barrier will automatically move up and down when the ACC TAG device is detected.

Road map of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Basic traffic rules of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Speed ​​limit

Standard speed limits in Bosnia and Herzegovina (unless otherwise stated on signs).

Cars:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 100 km / h
  • on the highway – 130 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • on the way – 80 km / h
  • on the highway – 80 km / h

It is forbidden to drive on motorway vehicles at a speed not exceeding 40 km / h according to their technical specifications.

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

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.3 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.3 ‰ and 0.8 ‰, the driver will be fined 50 to 250 KM (€ 26-128). If other road users are injured, the fine is between 100 and 300 KM (51-153 €).

If the blood alcohol level is between 0.8 ‰ and 1.5 ‰, the driver will be fined 100 to 300 KM (€ 51-153). If other road users are injured, the fine is between 300 and 1,000 KM (153-510 €).

If the blood alcohol level is above 1.5 ‰, the driver will be fined 400 to 1,000 KM (€ 204-510). If other road users are injured, the fine is 1,000 to 5,000 KM (€ 510-2551).

The driver’s refusal to undergo a medical examination for poisoning is punishable by a fine of 400 to 1,000 KM (204-510 €).

For drivers whose driving experience is less than 3 years or whose age is not more than 21 years, the permitted blood alcohol level is 0.00 ‰.

If the blood alcohol level of such drivers is between 0.0 ‰ and 0.3 ‰, the driver will be fined KM 50 (€ 26).

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

The low beam is required around the clock all year round. The fine is KM 30 (€ 15).

Fog lights can only be used in fog or when visibility is limited. The fine is KM 50 (€ 26).

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

Transportation of children

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to be transported in the front seats. In case of violation – a fine from 400 to 1,000 KM (204-510 €).

Children under 2 years of age can be transported in the front seat provided the restraint system is installed against the direction of movement of the vehicle and the airbag is deactivated. The restraint system must be attached to the seat with a three-point belt or with special anchors in the vehicle.

A child under the age of 5 may only be transported in the rear seat if suitable child restraint systems are used that are suitable for their weight and are attached to the vehicle in accordance with the declaration of the manufacturer of the safety seat.

A child between the ages of 5 and 12 may only be transported in the back seat if the child is seated in a special booster that allows the use of a normal seat belt.

In the event of violations, the fine is KM 40 (€ 20).

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

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

The fine is from KM 100 to 300 (€ 51-153).

A person clearly under the influence of alcohol or drugs should not be carried in the vehicle in the front seat next to the driver.

The fine is 40 (€ 20).

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The fine is from KM 100 to 300 (€ 51-153).

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

tint

Only factory tinting is allowed.

The fine is KM 40 (€ 20). A police officer may request that the excess tint be removed on the spot.

Punish

In the event of a traffic violation committed by a foreign driver, an offense will be drawn up and a receipt will be issued. Minor violations can be paid for on site. In the event of serious violations, a court order will be issued.

Table of fines for traffic violations (KM)

Fines for traffic violations in Bosnia and Herzegovina
violationPenalty (  KM)
Driving backwards on a railroad crossing30 (15 €)
Traffic on the sidewalk30 (15 €)
Parking violation40 (20 €)
Failure to keep the distance to the vehicle in front40 (20 €)
Failure to keep the distance to the vehicle in front50 (26 €)
Sudden decrease in speed for no reason50 (26 €)
Entrance to the pedestrian crossing50 – 250 (26-128 €)
No green card insurance50 – 250 (26-128 €)
Violation of the overtaking rules100-300 (€ 51-153)
Past a red light100-300 (€ 51-153)
Violation of the rules for driving at intersections100-300 (€ 51-153)
Leaving the oncoming lane in violation of traffic rules100-300 (€ 51-153)

Speeding Penalty Table (KM)

Speeding over in Bosnia and Herzegovina
About speedPenalty (  KM)
10-20 km / h50 (€ 20)
20 – 30 km / h100-300 (€ 51-153)
over 30 km / h400-1,000 (€ 204-510)

If an accident happens at the same time, the amount of the fine can increase many times over.

Traffic rules of Bosnia and Herzegovina  in Bosnian (895 Kb).

Useful information

petrol

Unleaded gasoline (95 and 98), leaded gasoline (98) and diesel are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are a sufficient number of petrol stations.

Emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Police – 122
  • Fire Brigade – 123
  • Ambulance – 124
  • Roadside Assistance – 1282

Compulsory equipment

Equipment  You  Must Have in Your Car:

  • Replacement lamps
  • Spare wheel
  • First aid kit
  • Safety vest
  • Tow rope
  • Warning triangle  – 2 characters are required when pulling a trailer.

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

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Bosnia and Herzegovina is compulsory from November 15 to April 15 (tread depth 4 mm).

A police officer may prohibit driving without winter equipment on a stretch of road at a time when winter equipment is required.

spikes

The use of studded tires is  prohibited  .

Anti-slip chains

Snow chains should be used when a suitable road sign is installed or when the snow is more than 2 inches deep. It is therefore highly recommended to have snow chains in your car between November 1st and April 15th.

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

Recommended equipment and other rules

The function for displaying the location of cameras at a fixed speed in GPS-based navigation software must be deactivated.

Use of radar detectors is  prohibited  . The fine is between 50 and 250 KM (€ 26-128).

Use of anti-radar is  not allowed.  Fine – from KM 100 to 300 (€ 51-153).