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Useful Driving Information
- Driving Side: Right
- Max speed: The speed limit on the majority of roads is 60 km/h; on straight stretches of road it is generally 80 km/h.
- Tolls:There are no tolls
- Driver requirements: Drivers must be 21 years old and be in possession of an international drivers license and must have been driving for at least 2 years.Drivers are permitted to wear seatbelts at all times and cannot use cell phones whilst driving.The tolerated blood alcohol level is .03 percent and according to Bosnian traffic laws drivers must always have a dipped lamp at all times when driving.
- Safety:Driving in winter can be dangerous due to heavy snow and fog.It is compulsory to have winter tyres between 15 November -15 April and tyre threads should be 4mm deep. Driving at night is not encouraged as roads are not well lit up. The emergency number for vehicle assistance and towing service is 1282.
Information on Bosnia
Bosnia-Herzegovina is located on southern Europe's Balkan peninsula, and is bordered by Croatia in the north, west and south, Montenegro in the south, and Serbia in the east.Pristine nature, open spaces and a wide variety of outdoor activities await visitors to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Most of the interior of the country is mountainous, with ranges divided by a number of rivers. Trekking in the mountains and rafting on the Una are popular visitor activities
The country is landlocked with the exception of a 20km strip along the Adriatic Sea, home to Neum, the only coastal town in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Neum is characterised by steep hills and sandy beaches.
Sarajevo is the Bosnian capital and the country's largest city, having a population of approximately 400,000. It boasts an abundance of cultural treasures as well as busy cafes and restaurants, bars and shops.
Bosnia is the major geographic region of the country, and experiences a continental climate, meaning hot summers and winters that are cold and snowy. Herzegovina is the southern portion of the country, and is known for its stark topography and Mediterranean climate.
In addition to Sarajevo, cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina include Banja Luka in the northwest region of Bosanska Krajina, Bijeljina and Tuzla in the country's northeast, Zenica in central Bosnia, and Mostar, which is the capital of Herzegovina.
The World Tourism Organization has estimated that Bosnia-Herzegovina will boast the world's third highest rate of tourism growth between 1995 and 2020. Tourists from continental Europe, the UK and the US comprise the majority of visitors.