Driving in Sofia

Arriving in Sofia by car requires extreme caution as the police seem to like making little speed traps at all entrances to Sofia. If you see that all the other cars have slowed down to a crawl for no apparent reason then stick behind them, do not overtake!

Once in Sofia, you will find that many drivers appear to have forgotten some of the basic rules of the road and you should therefore take nothing for granted.

Although driving in Sofia may seem to be void of any rules, speed cameras are operational on some of the main entrances to the city, such as Tsarigradsko Shosse Boulevard coming from the airport and Plovdiv direction. There are also cameras at some road junctions to catch anyone skipping traffic lights on red.

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