There are about 18,000 km of road in Albania of which 7,450 km are considered to be “main roads”. Although the government continues to make substantial investments in road improvements, still some major roads are in poor condition and construction sites are often badly signaled. Disregard traffic laws are widespread. If you choose to drive in Albania, please exercise caution and drive as defensively as possible. Better avoid traveling at night outside the main urban areas as road hazards are more difficult to see. It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol and to use a cell phone while driving, except when the driver utilizes a Bluetooth or other hands-free device.