The cardinal rules of safety to survive Turkish driving are:
- Drive defensively
- Avoid driving at night.
- Never let emotions affect what you do.
- Expect the unexpected.
- First-aid kit
- Reflective warning triangle
- Fire extinguisher
- Locking gas cap
- An inexpensive camera with flash to document accidents
- Chalk to mark accident scenes
- Tow rope or cable
- Jumper cables
- Snow chains. During storms, vehicles without chains are not allowed on some roads and bridges
- The installation of special reflective tape inside the trunk lid (or rear hatch) and on door jams that can be illuminated by vehicles approaching from the rear when your vehicle is stopped with the trunk or doors open.
- PTT Jetons and phonecards for telephone calls
- Spare directional and headlamp bulbs
The American Citizen Services are provided between 14:00 and 16:30 pm Monday to Thursday.
You need to make an online appointment before you visit Online Appointment System
You may call (90) (312) 455 5555 or fax us on (90) (312) 466 5684.
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