Road Safety Montenegro – Things to know riding a motorcycle

Road safety Montenegro - things to know

Montenegro is a stunning place to explore while riding a motorcycle. If you plan to travel there, here are a few things to consider. We’ve previously published an article on Montenegro in collaboration with MAD OR NOMAD magazine. In this piece, we’ll add a few more points to help you plan your trip.

Quality of the roads

Montenegro has some of the most beautiful and scenic roads for motorcycle enthusiasts to explore. In recent years, many new roads have been built in the country. However, the quality of pavement could be better and presents a challenge for motorcycle riders. The pavement quality issues are caused by two factors – poor asphalt production technology and the age of the car fleet in the country. Cheaper materials used in asphalt production lead to a loss of grip quality over time, as the surface becomes polished by car tires.

Additionally, the average age of cars in Montenegro is 12-15 years, which means that they tend to have oil leaks that create a thin layer of oily surface over time. When it rains, these two elements combine to create a highly slippery road surface that even ultra-soft tires cannot handle. This is particularly a problem on coastal roads, which have more traffic than mountain regions. To ensure better safety performance on the road, we use road-focused tires on our motorcycles.

Stray animals and wildlife

Montenegro is home to a diverse range of wildlife. As a result, it is expected to encounter animals while driving on the roads. To ensure the safety of both yourself and the animals, it is essential to maintain a moderate speed and adhere to the speed limits. You never know when an animal may appear on the road, so taking precautions can help prevent dangerous situations.

Speed limits

The speed limits in the country range from 50 to 80 km/h, with some highways permitting speeds of up to 100 km/h. It is highly advisable to abide by these regulations for your own safety, as the fines for traffic violations in Montenegro are steep and you may even face imprisonment.

Police and emergency contacts

In case of an accident or any dangerous situation, you should call the police. They are responsible for general safety and traffic control. Here are the numbers you should use in any situation:

Police: 122
Emergency (general): 112
Roadside assistance: 19807

Gas stations

When traveling around Montenegro, you won’t have any difficulty finding a gas station in the southern coastal area, as the region is well-developed, and you shouldn’t worry about running out of gas. However, if you plan to visit the Northern part of Montenegro, it is advised to be more cautious with the gas supply. We recommend filling up the tank whenever you have 70km range left, as gas stations are available every 50-60km on main roads, but secondary and back roads may have a distance of up to 100km without any gas station. It’s important to ensure that you always have at least a third of the tank filled.


You can park a motorcycle almost anywhere as long as it does not obstruct pedestrian traffic or other drivers in Montenegro. However, please refrain from parking on private property, cultural centers, or walkways.

About the Author: SJ (from stoppie)