22. On the territory of settlements the maximum permitted speed is 40 - 60 km/h (depending on the limiter set on the road). On country roads you drive with the speed of 100 km/h, and on highways the maximum allowed speed is 120 km/h. As it has been noted earlier, not all local drivers follow the established speed limits strictly.
23. Medina is one of the most difficult areas for drivers. In a number of cities it is prohibited to enter the territory of the old district in a vehicle. Even if there are no prohibitory signs, it is not recommended to risk because the majority of roads in historic districts are extremely narrow and they allow moving in one direction only.
24. The most frequently issued fine for traffic violation is for speeding. The police often hide in very secluded places, so it is almost impossible to see them on a busy highway. The amount of the fine for speeding is fixed – approximately US$40.
If you need a car with an automatic transmission, it is recommended to book it in advance. Cars with automatic transmissions are often sparse in Morocco, so the rental confirmation may take a longer period.
When selecting a specific model for traveling throughout Morocco, we recommend to take into consideration some practical apects. If you are going to drive mostly in the cities, then a car of a small size is preferable, while for long distance trips (and trips in the mountains) we recommend to choose a larger and more powerful car.
Prior your car retrun, please clean the salon from a garbage, and do not forget to take away all your belongings from the passenger compartment.
At the car return time, please ask the officer to make a visual inspection of the vehicle for defects and to sign the acceptance report. Keep the invoice and the acceptance report for next few months.
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Most road signs have information in Arabic and French. However, foreign drivers do not need to worry because all most important signs and markers have English translation. The meaning of other signs can easily be understood by their images.
26. Experienced drivers recommend monitoring the behavior of local drivers carefully. If they slow down without any apparent reason, then, most likely, there is a “police ambush” ahead.
27. When traveling on suburban roads, you shouldn’t leave your car in the first place available. Even if you park it on the side of a deserted road, it is likely that the car will be taken away by a tow truck within a short time. Such actions are not an attempt to impose order on the road. That is just one of the many ways to fine inexperienced tourists. It is better to keep an eye on your car.
28. One of the most scenic and challenging roads in Morocco is located near the Atlas. The tourists, who want to enjoy beautiful mountain landscapes, should be prepared for a journey on narrow winding roads.
We should definitely mention quite a peculiar behavior of country drivers. If in the city drivers are usually aggressive and confident, in the mountain areas the behavior of drivers is completely the opposite. Here drivers are very polite and attentive to each other, although there are also many fans of fast driving among them.
30. You should also remember that local police treats foreign drivers stricter than local ones. If local drivers can break some rules and never get punished for that, foreigners will have to pay a fine, so it is better not to risk and follow the traffic regulations with great care.
31. Tiz n Tichka pass is considered one of the most beautiful roads in Morocco. Its length is quite impressive – the road is stretched for more than 2,200 km. Tiz n Tichka pass is located is a very beautiful mountain area. The road is known not only as one of the most beautiful, but also as one of the most difficult roads in the country.