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Speed limits

 

Inside built-up areas: 50 km/h.

Outside built-up areas as follows:

- Motorways

130 km/h Motorcycle, private car, camping-car up to 3.5 t

80 km/h Private car with trailer or caravan coach, lorry over 3.5t with or without trailer

 

- Fast roads

100 km/h Motorcycle, private car, camping-car up to 3.5 t

80 km/h Private car with trailer or caravan coach, lorry over 3.5t with or without trailer

 

- Ordinary roads

90 km/h Motorcycle, private car, camping-car up to 3.5 t

80 km/h Private car with trailer or caravan coach, lorry over 3.5t

70 km/h Lorry over 3.5t with trailer

 

 

 

 

Penalties

A police can impose a fine on the spot for traffic violations; if the fine is paid within 8 days, it is reduced by 50%.

Visitors: Foreign drivers who refuse to pay a fine on the spot, can have their passport and other documents taken from them and can be brought before a court judge.

 

 

Fine amounts are the following:

speeding in built-up areas:

- up to 10 km/h - 80 EUR

- 11 to 20 km/h - 250 EUR

- 21 to 30 km/h - 500 EUR

- over 30 km/h - min 1000 EUR and suspension of driving license

 

speeding outside built-up areas:

- up to 20 km/h - 60 EUR

- 21 to 30 km/h - 120 EUR

- 31 to 40 km/h - 240 EUR

- over 40 km/h - min. 380 EUR and suspension of driving license

 

speeding on a motorway:

- up to 20 km/h - 50 EUR

- 21 to 30 km/h - 100 EUR

- 31 to 40 km/h - 150 EUR

- 41 to 50 km/h - 200 EUR

- over 50 km/h - min 300 EUR

 

driving under the influence of alcohol:

- up to 0.05 % (if the driver is unable to drive safely) - 180 EUR

- 0.051 to 0.08 % - 450 EUR

- 0.08 to 0.11 % - 570 EUR

- over 0.11 % or declining alcohol test - 950 EUR plus possible suspension of license

 

penalty for causing an accident - 200-950 EUR

penalty for leaving the scene of an accident - 500 EUR

prohibited parking - 40 EUR

driving under the influence of drugs - min. 950 EUR and suspension of driving license

overtaking in no overtaking zones - 500 EUR

failure to give way - 300 EUR

not wearing seat belt - 120 EUR

failure to stop at red light - 250 EUR

failure to stop at amber light - 120 EUR

use of a mobile phone when driving - 120 EUR

failure to use daylights - 40 EUR

not wearing a reflective jacket in case of breakdown or accident on expressways and motorways - 40 EUR

carrying a child under 12 years of age or less than 1,50 m in height without an appropriate child restraint - 120 EUR

 

 

 

Special regulations

 

Lights

All motor vehicles must use their passing lights when travelling on all roads, even during daylight. Fog lights can be used when visibility is reduced to less than 50 metres. Foreign drivers are recommended to carry a spare set of electric bulbs for their vehicle (compulsory for residents).

 

Winter equipment

From 15 November to 15 March and, beyond these dates, during winter weather conditions (e.g. during snowfalls, black ice, etc.) private cars and vehicles up to 3.5 t must have winter equipment as follows:

winter tyres on all four wheels or

summer tyres on all four wheels + snow chains in car boot

In both cases, the minimum tyre tread depth must be 3 mm. Vehicles over 3.5 t must have winter tyres at least on the driving wheels or summer tyres on all four wheels + snow chains in car boot.

This regulation now applies to vehicles with foreign registration plates but only during winter weather conditions (e.g. during snowfalls, black ice, etc.)

 

Alcohol

Blood alcohol limits:

driver of a private car or motorcycle: 0.05 %

professional driver: 0 %

Anyone suspected of driving or attempting to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs must submit to a breath test or a medical examination.

 

Dimension and weight restrictions

Vehicles circulating in Slovenia must not exceed the following dimensions and weight:

Length:

private car - 6 metres

caravan with one axle - 6 metres

caravan with two axles - 12 metres

car and caravan - 18.75 metres

coach, lorry - 12 metres

towing vehicles with semi-trailers - 16.5 metres

vehicle combination (2 or 3 vehicles)- 18.75 metres

Width: 2.55 metres

Height: 4.2 metres

Total permitted weight 40 tonnes

Axle weight for all types of motor vehicle, with or without trailer, provided that the weight does not exceed

per single axle - 10 tonnes

per double axle - 18 tonnes

per triple axle - 24 tonnes

 

For more information, please see AMZS web page