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Getting a Driver's License in Romania

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Here's a primer on how to get your driver's license in Romania.

Sometimes when you're new to a country a task like getting your driver's license can make you feel like you're 16 years old again trying to pass your driver's test. Here's an overview of the process of getting your driver's license in Romania.

Foreigners who wish to drive in Romania must have a valid international driving permit (IDP) along with their valid home country driving license. The IDP is valid for one year, and it must be obtained in the driver's home country before traveling to Romania. In addition, the driver must be at least 18 years old to legally drive in Romania.

It's also important to note that Romania has a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and children under 12 years old must be seated in the back seat with appropriate child safety seats. Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands-free system.

As for vehicle requirements, the car must be equipped with a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, warning triangle, and reflective vest. During winter months, it's mandatory to have winter tires on your vehicle.

There are no specific requirements that differ based on the city, state, or region in Romania. However, it's always a good idea to check the local traffic rules and regulations as they can change. Also, be aware that driving conditions can vary greatly between urban and rural areas, and between different regions of the country.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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