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Bulgaria is a country located in Eastern Europe. It haves a population of 7,364,570 people and it is using the Bulgarian lev (лв). In Bulgaria you have to drive on the right direction of the road.

To rent a car in Bulgaria you need a valid and full national driver's license, your identification card or passport and a valid credit card. Most rental cars companies require you to be over 21 with a minimum of 1 year of driving experience. Drivers under the age of 25 may be subject to a young driver surcharge. Trams always have priority and pedestrians have the right of way in zebra crossings, seat belts are mandatory and the use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited (with the exception of a hands-free system). Children under age 12 can't travel in the front seat. On one-way streets, drivers have to park on the right. Blue Zone parking is in effect in many built-up areas and tickets must be displayed. When driving in more rural areas, it is acceptable to park off the road. In Bulgaria signs are shown in Latin with the Cyrillic alphabet so it is good to have an understanding of the language. Many roads are in poor condition and road works are often unlit or unmarked. Driving standards are generally poor. Avoid confrontations with aggressive drivers, who may be armed. Try to avoid driving at night, it's common to come across horse-drawn carts, motorcycles and scooters driving without lights. Parts of Bulgaria can experience severe winter weather conditions so ask your rental staff about fitting winter tires and snow chains to your vehicle. You will need to buy a vignette at the border or from post offices, large petrol stations and DZI bank offices in order to pay the tolls. Unleaded petrol, diesel and LPG are readily available. Petrol stations are open from 6am to 10pm with some stations in major cities open 24 hours, but they can be few and far between in the countryside.

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