One of the most exciting ways to explore a massive country like the Russian Federation is with a car. Although it is generally thought that reliable car rentals in Russia are much pricier compared to those in the rest of Europe, we can easily prove that notion wrong with our budget-friendly rent a car offers.
Must-knows about driving in Russia
With a territory covering more than 6.59 square miles of land, Russia easily ranks as the world’s biggest country in terms of area. It is also ninth in the world in terms of population. Even though the country has a rather low road density given the vast territory it occupies, more and more travellers in the country choose to explore it via a car. However, visitors of the country are advised not to hit the road during the rush hour. Also, a considerable part of the road networks outside of Russia’s main metropolitan areas are not well-maintained which requires drivers to be more vigilant on the road. The country’s driving laws are very strict, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. The speed limit on motorways is 100 km/hour but for those who have less than two years of experience behind the wheel, it is just 70 km/hour. One of the most interesting and unusual road rules in Russia is that drivers are not allowed to pick up hitchhikers.