DRIVING TIPS IN SLOVENIA

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

  • Vehicles from the UK may be imported into Slovenia for up to 6 months in any period of 12 months. When driving in Slovenia the following documents should be carried:

  • Full, valid driving licence.

  • Proof of Insurance (third party or above).

  • Proof of ID (passport).

  • Proof of ownership (V5C certificate).

  • Drivers overtake on the left, or on the right if the vehicle to be overtaken is turning left. Inside and outside built-up areas, where two or more lanes of traffic are travelling in the same direction, vehicles on the right may overtake those on the left. Overtaking is prohibited on and immediately in front of pedestrian crossings, unless regulated by signs or lights.

  • 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

The following speed limits are generally valid unless marked differently by signs. If there is fog, snow, or rain that make visibility less than 50 meters, a speed limit of 50 km/hr (30 mph) applies.

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

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.

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