Road bans for trucks and trailers in Turkey differ in different parts of the country and are updated regularly. These bans are introduced especially during peak traffic hours, for the regulation of traffic and the safety of other drivers. First, there is a general ban on lorries and trucks in Turkey. This ban is valid between 07:00-10:00 and 16:00-20:00 on weekdays. At these times, trucks and trucks cannot enter the designated roads. On weekends, however, the ban is generally less stringent and some roads have no bans at all.
However, in addition to the above prohibitions, there are also some special prohibitions. These include bans on entry to city centers, bans on certain days, and border crossings. For example, in big cities like Istanbul, trucks and trucks cannot enter the city center at certain times. In addition, it is seen that some roads are completely closed and some roads are only open to certain vehicles.
In addition, bans may be imposed on some special days. For example, on special days such as Eid al-Fitr, trucks and trucks cannot hit the road at certain times. These bans are implemented to make other drivers safer to travel during the holidays.
Different rules apply at border crossings. At various border gates of Turkey, trucks and trucks can pass at certain times. These hours vary according to the border gate and country. However, border crossings can be done more quickly and safely, as there is usually less traffic during these hours.
As a result, road bans for lorries and trucks in Turkey are quite complex and can vary depending on many different factors. The purpose of these bans is to regulate traffic flow and ensure the safety of other drivers. For this reason, drivers of trucks and trucks must follow current bans and be able to resort to alternative routes when necessary.
International Transport Rules in Turkey
The international transportation rules in Turkey are arranged in accordance with the international transportation rules generally accepted by the countries engaged in international transportation. The main of these rules are:
The CMR Convention regulates international transport by road. According to this convention, the transportation contract and documents are drawn up, the transportation fees are determined and the rights and obligations of the parties regarding the damages and losses incurred during transportation are determined.
The Montreal Convention regulates international transport by air. According to this convention, the rights and obligations of the parties regarding the damages and losses incurred during transportation are determined.
The Hamburg Rules govern international transport by sea. According to these rules, the transportation contract and documents are drawn up, the transportation fees are determined, and the rights and obligations of the parties regarding the damages and losses incurred during the transportation are determined.
The TIR Convention has been drawn up to facilitate customs procedures in international road transport. Thanks to this convention, customs procedures can be done at a single point during transportation and customs procedures in countries passing during transportation are not repeated.
In addition to these rules, there are other rules and regulations that Turkey has to comply with in international transportation. These include the Turkish Commercial Code, the Customs Law, the VAT Law and other legislation.
Road Bans in Turkey
You can read the rest of the article to understand the different speed limits and road types in Turkey. The General Directorate of Highways is responsible for the maintenance of roads and highways in Turkey.
Speed Limits in Turkey
Unless otherwise stated, the speed limits in Turkey are as follows:
- Motorways/motorways (Highway) – 120 km/h
- Two-lane roads (outside residential areas) – 90 km/h
- Residential areas – 50 km/h
In most areas, highways have three lanes in each direction. They start with “O” (for “Highway”) followed by a number for the zone as follows:
- O-1 – O-9: Marmara region
- O-20 – O-29: Central Anatolia region
- O-30 – O-39: Aegean region
- O-50 – O-59: Mediterranean region, Southeastern Anatolia region
All highways and some bridges in the country require paying tolls. On some toll roads, a ticket is issued at the beginning of the journey and the toll can be paid in cash when leaving the motorway. There is a flat rate per kilometer (rate varies by vehicle type). However, the system is being changed in many areas and the payment must be made with a KGS pass card or OGS (Automatic Pass System). If cash is accepted, there is a box office marked CASH or MONEY.
OGS – Automatic Pass System
The OGS toll pass provides lower toll rates and allows drivers to pass quickly through priority lanes set at toll booths. The card is sold at banks, service stations and box offices. To use this system, the driver must have a toll transceiver in the vehicle. The driver prepays a fixed amount that allows a certain distance to be traveled. The corresponding amount is deducted each time the card is read at a box office. The card provides a 20 percent discount on highway tolls.
KGS – Card Access System
The KGS card allows drivers to pass through designated priority lanes. The driver must present the card in front of the card reader in order to pass. The card is sold at banks, service stations and box offices.