In Baku and the rest of Azerbaijan it is important to follow the traffic rules. There are penalties for not following the rules and a fine may be incurred. It is possible to also receive points against your license if your do not comply with the traffic laws of the country.
The Azerbaijani police are quite strict when it comes to violating the parking laws of the land. The traffic police will issue a fine that is usually attached to the windscreen wiper of the car should they find a driver to be in contravention of the traffic laws.
There are also cameras around Baku that monitor the parking situation and should a car be illegally parked for more than five minutes it will be towed.
The fine will be sent to the vehicles owners place of residence along with the following information:
A picture of the car
The fine and place of payment
The place where the car is impounded (the state parking lot)
If your car has been impounded you can reclaim it only after you have paid the fine.
Parking fines should be paid within one month. If the driver fails to pay parking fines within two months the car will be impounded.
It is important to abide by the traffic rules in order to avoid heavy fines and the impounding of your vehicle. The state traffic department website has a list of rules, it is the responsibility of the driver to adhere to the rules otherwise they will incur heavy penalties.
Drivers are responsible for:
- Having a valid drivers license
- Ensuring the roadworthiness of their cars
- Driving within the limits of the law, this includes keeping within the speed limit, using indicators, respecting pedestrians and obeying road signs amongst others.
- Giving way to emergency services
- Ensuring that all passengers have their safety belts on
For a full list of drivers responsibilities please visit http://www.dyp.gov.az/?/en/content/187/