DRIVING IN SLOVAKIA 

Visitors riding or driving in Slovenia must have reached the minimum age required to drive/ride a vehicle of equivalent category even if they are qualified to drive at a lower age in their country of residence. You must be 18 or over to drive a private motor vehicle in Slovenia.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Local police officers have the right to collect fines on the spot of the violation. In this case, the driver will be issued the payment receipt. Most often, foreign drivers get fined for wrong parking in the historic center of the city. It is important to remember that it is prohibited to park cars on sidewalks in historic areas.

  • Full, valid driving licence.

  • Proof of Insurance (third party or above).

  • Proof of ID (passport).

  • Proof of ownership (V5C certificate).

  • Children under 12 with the height of less than 150 cm can be transported only in the rear seat of the car and only if the vehicle is equipped with appropriate restraint systems. All passengers must fasten seat belts. The penalty for violating each of these rules is 60 euro.

  • Horns must not be used in built-up areas or at night, except in cases of imminent danger or if the vehicle is transporting a person who is injured or seriously ill and in need of urgent medical attention. Its use is generally prohibited in the vicinity of hospitals.

  • At intersections, drivers must give way to traffic from the right unless a priority road is indicated. Vehicles turning left at an intersection must give way to all oncoming vehicles.

SPEED LIMITS

 On the highway, it is not allowed to move slower than 80 km/h. There is also the minimum allowed speed for country roads (65 km/h). Only a serious breakdown can be the reason for speed reduction.

WITHIN CITY LIMITS: 50 km/hr (30 mph) 

OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS: 70-100 km/hr (43-62 mph) 

HIGHWAY/FREEWAY:  90-120 km/hr (56-75 mph) 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

  • 112 - Here's a really important bit of knowledge; you can dial 112 from anywhere in Europe and an operator will connect you to an emergency service in the country you're visiting. Operators can answer your call in their native language, English, and French. 

DRIVER’S LICENSE

In addition to a fine, driving while intoxicated has one more punishment - driving license suspension for a period of 1 to 5 years. In no case should drivers refuse to take a police breath test as the refusal is considered a serious violation itself, and it will be certainly followed by a punishment.

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