Roads

Management of road traffic - Traffic management was defined by the Government of the Republic of Kosovo through the Law on Road Traffic Safety. This law determines the main mutual basis of the relationships and behaviors of the participants and other subject in road traffic, the basic conditions that the roads should meet in terms of development of road traffic, system of traffic signs, and signs given by the authorized persons, duties in case of road traffic accident, preparation of candidates for driver, passing of driver examination, and the conditions for the right to drive a vehicle; towing vehicle, means and equipments that vehicles must be equipped with, dimensions, total weight, axes weight of the vehicle, and conditions that should be met by the vehicle in traffic.

The traffic safety was regulated by the Ministry of Transport and Post Telecommunication. This ministry creates the working policy and implements the laws on safety of services and objects in the sector of road transport; public road transport, post, telecommunication and information technology. Law on traffic safety is regulated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo.

The overseeing, administration and implementation of the Law on road traffic safety is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and Post Telecommunication, Kosovo Police Service and other authorities responsible, in accordance with the competencies of this law. The Ministry of Transport and Post Telecommunication and the Kosovo Police Service are the authorities for overseeing the administration of the road traffic in public roads, besides the local roads under their competencies. The Municipal Assemblies and Kosovo Police Service are the authorities for overseeing the administration of road traffic in public and local roads under their competencies. At the state borders of the Republic of Kosovo all vehicles and their drivers are checked by the Border Police, which protects the state borders.

The Ministry of Transport and Post Telecommunication and the Municipal Assemblies have the right to order the modification of traffic organization, if it is in the general interest of the public or if there are requirements for transit traffic in accordance with the competencies of this Law.

Pedestrian – “Pedestrian” means the participant in traffic who:

  • Does not drive a vehicle, is not transported, or is not over the vehicle,
  • With his/her strength pushes or pulls a wheelbarrow, horse cart, means put in motion with motor, means for transporting children, bicycle or wheelchair for disabled persons,
  • Or person with mobile chair, who moves it with his or motor strength, and
  • Person who skates with skates, ski, sleigh or rollers skates, etc.

When taking part in the traffic the blind persons should carry a white cane as an identification sign.