Detailed information

Restriction concerns:

Vehicles which exceed the authorised weights and dimensions (qv) throughout the national road network on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 06:00 to 22:00


Heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5t maximum permissible weight (MPW)



from 1 January to 31 December 2011, from Monday to Friday between 06:00 and 22:00.


Note: the application requesting authorization has to include a written statement confirming the necessity to travel on this route indicating the number of vehicles, registration numbers and period for which the authorization is required; copy of the registration certificate; proof of payment of the ro-vignette; special authorization for vehicles exceeding the maximum authorized weights and dimensions etc.

Authorizations are issued not more than 15 days prior to the first day of validity and remain valid for a maximum of 6 months. The original authorization must be kept on board of the vehicle and presented to the authorities on request. Authorizations are non-transferable and will not be replaced if lost, destroyed or stolen. In such cases, a new authorization must be requested.


Heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5t MPW


unless otherwise indicated (below), on public holidays and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the times indicated below.


on the sections of national (E) roads indicated below


Alternative routes

During the periods of restriction, all other roads may be used on condition that the maximum authorized axle load and total weight are respected for the category of the road concerned.



Vehicles concerned: Heavy goods vehicles of over 5t MPW

Area: zone “A” of Bucharest, delimited by the following roads:

Vehicles concerned: Heavy goods vehicles of over 7.5t MPW

Area: zone “B” of Bucharest, delimited by the following roads:

Period: from 1st July to 31st August daily from 07:00 to 20:00; from 1st September to 30th June daily from 08:00 to 19:00; beyond these hours the access is permitted only under a special authorization.


The following vehicles are not subject to these restrictions: ambulances, vehicles of the civil protection service, police, fire brigade, gendarmerie, border police, Ministry of National Defence, Ministry of Justice, prison service, vehicles of the public prosecutor.

Furthermore, the following vehicles may access the restricted areas during the hours of the driving ban provided they have a special authorization:

road maintenance vehicles, vehicles used to tow away damaged or abandoned vehicles or those which are unlawfully parked; vehicles used for the training and examination of candidates applying for driving licences of categories C, CE and CIE; post office vehicles and vehicles belonging to companies providing delivery and courier services; vehicles transporting bread and bakery products or milk in tanks destined for processing; vehicles transporting dangerous goods; vehicles heading for customs offices or industrial areas via specified routes (see below). All infringements will be sanctioned with a fine of between RON 30,000 and RON 50,000.

Authorisations are issued by the Town Hall of Bucharest through the Administration of Transport, Roads and Traffic Safety. Daily permits are also available from Petrom fuel stations situated on the main access routes to Bucharest. Rates are as follows:

for access to zone “A”:

for access to zone “B”:


Access to zone B:

Access to customs offices and industrial areas:

It is obligatory for vehicles of over 3.5t total weight to be equipped in chains or other anti-skid devices during winter periods on roads covered in ice or snow layers. The lack of such equipment is an offence which will be fined. Since 1st November 2011 the obligation to use winter tires from 1st November to 1st March is in effect.


* According to an amendment of the Bulgarian Labor Code, published on 30th of December 2016, if the holiday (except Eastern holydays) falls on a Saturday and/or a Sunday, the following one or two working day(s) will be a day off for compensation.

Public holidays 2022:

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Assistance breakdown service is provided by the Romanian Automobileclub (ACR) available 24h; telephone: 021 222 2222, or mobile: 0722 382 715 and 0745 382 715

the police – 955

the emergency ambulance service – 961

the fire brigade – 981

or the unified number – 112