Driving in Turkey

**claire**

Super Moderator
#1
The traffic in Turkey is on the right hand side of the road.

Inside the city center, a maximum speed of 50 km is allowed. The speed limit is 90 km outside the city, 130km on the highway.

Highways are generally in good condition on the coastal area.

it is compulsury to wear a Seat belt.

Pedestrians have the right of the way at zebra crossing. Also, keep in mind that pedestrians do not have the priority!

You should always have your vehicle registration, insurance policy, and national or international driver's license (or copies) in your car. If there is an accident, you will need all three, as well as your passport or national identity card.

It is Mandatory to have the following in your vehicle

* First-aid kit
[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]* Reflective warning triangle[/font]
 

**claire**

Super Moderator
#2
Cardinal rules of safety

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The cardinal rules of safety to survive Turkish driving are: [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1. Drive very defensively[/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2. Avoid driving at night[/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3. Never let emotions affect what you do[/font]
 
#3
ure so rite lol!!! pedestrians never have priority! (exepted if ure a sexy girl lol)
lol @ "to survive Turkish driving"
Never thought it was in turkish laws...
 

**claire**

Super Moderator
#4
Traffic check points

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Turkish Police sometimes set up temporary checkpoints and traffic stops particularly at night. These are usually set up for one of three reasons: [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]* routine license and registration checks;[/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]* during times of high terrorist threat, to watch for certain individuals;[/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]* DUI ("Driving while Under the Influence" of alcohol or drugs) checks, which are normally done late at night and on weekends in areas with restaurants and clubs. [/font]

[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In case you are stopped, be prepared to show your passport and driver's license and vehicle registration[/font]
 
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