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Advices for Car Trips through Ukraine

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28. Foreign motorists may be confused by the fact that at many intersections road signs are placed only on one side. For example, there may be the "Give way" sign at the intersection, but the “Main road” sign is missing. This fact will certainly make disciplined drivers confused.
29. Local drivers have long become accustomed to such contradictions on local roads. They feel very confident on the road and interpret all the drawbacks in their favor.
30. It should be noted that local motorists violate some rules not because of careless attitude to their own safety. On the contrary, they are driven by the instinct of self-preservation, because if you stop at yellow signal of the traffic light, the risk of getting into an accident is very high. For many drivers, it is much easier to pay the fine than to risk their lives and safety of the vehicle.
31. Police officers, in their turn, carefully monitor all actions of drivers. The police are ready to impose fines even for minor traffic violations, most of which are not even known by many drivers. It is very simple to get a fine in Ukraine, so it is recommended to comply with all the rules carefully (do not forget about your own safety).

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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 Ukraine, so the rental confirmation may take a longer period.

When selecting a specific model for traveling throughout Ukraine, 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.

For a car rental options in Ukraine, we advise you to check actual offers in the orange search form at the top. We guarantee that you would not be able to find better rates anywhere else!
32. For many local residents, bicycle remains an irreplaceable mode of transport. In some towns, there are separate tracks for cyclists, but if there are no special roads, cyclists have to move on the same road with motorists.
33. Drivers, who plan to make a ride to the mountains, should also not forget about several important peculiarities. Many mountain roads are very narrow, so cars that move upwards have the advantage. During the cold season, mountain roads become very slippery, so it is better to refrain from traveling on them.
34. Road service inspectors do not have the right to impose fines for violations on the spot, so in no case should foreign drivers offer money to them. If you have broken the rules, you need to receive the receipt, which you can be then paid off at any branch of the bank.
35. Local petrol stations sell unleaded petrol (95 and 98), as well as diesel fuel. According to current traffic regulations, drivers are allowed to carry petrol in cans. Gas filling stations have also become widespread in Ukraine.
36. The use of winter tires in cold season is not mandatory. However, drivers are strongly recommended to select tires that are appropriate to current weather conditions. In winter roads are always covered with snow and ice.
37. In winter, it is recommended to use winter tires. If you plan to travel in suburban areas, snow chains will be definitely useful.
38. The use of radar detectors is not prohibited by local law, as well as special programs for navigators that allow determining the location of cameras on the roads. It is worth noting that not all cameras and radars installed on highways are marked with appropriate signs.
39. Ukraine is famous for wide choice of incredibly beautiful roads. Crimea has traditionally been attracting thousands of fans of automobile trips. You can choose absolutely any road for your car travel as all of them are laid in incredibly beautiful places.
40. Experienced motorists usually recommend such roads as Alushta – Sudak and Rakhiv - Hust - Yaremche. There is a very interesting road along the bay of Laspi. This place will be surely liked by travelers who want to bring many beautiful pictures from the trip. Do not forget about the beautiful road Sudak – Novii Svet, but this serpentine is recommended for experienced drivers.
41. There is a road Kremenchug - Dnepropetrovsk on the right bank of the Dnieper. It will also impress fans of beautiful sceneries. Finally, a ride on the road Sevastopol - Yalta will be interesting not only to travelers who love natural attractions, but also for everyone who wants to visit numerous historic sights.
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