AMZS - Slovenia
Dunajska 128a, SI-1000 Ljubljana  Breakdown assistance: 1987  Info: 01/530 5300
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Slovenia Slovenia

Country code: Slovenia Dialling code from SLO: +386
Local currency: 1 EUR = 1.00 EUR Dialling code to SLO: 00
Personal documents for entry into the country

There are no more border controls on border crossings with Austria, Italy and Hungary. Residents of countries within the Schengen area can stay in Slovenia with a passport or an identity card. Other residents should check the following website for the required documents: www.mzz.gov.si

All motor vehicles must use their passing lights when travelling on all roads, even in 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). 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 police court judge.
Amounts of fines are as follows

  • speeding in specially protected areas in villages (max speed 30 km/h) and in pedestrian areas (max speed 10 km/h):
    •     up to 5 km/h - 40 EUR
    •     5 to 10 km/h - 80 EUR
    •     11 to 20 km/h - 300 EUR
    •     21 to 30 km/h - 1.000 EUR
    •     over 30 km/h - 1.200 EUR and suspension of driving license
  • speeding in built-up areas (max speed 50 km/h):
    •     up to 5 km/h - 40 EUR
    •     6 to 10 km/h - 80 EUR
    •     11 to 20 km/h - 250 EUR
    •     21 to 30 km/h - 500 EUR
    •     31 to 50 km/h - 1.000 EUR
    •     over 50 km/h - 1.200 EUR and suspension of driving license
  • speeding outside built-up areas (max speed 90 km/h):
    •     up to 10 km/h - 40 EUR
    •     11 to 20 km/h - 80 EUR
    •     21 to 30 km/h - 160 EUR
    •     31 to 40 km/h - 250 EUR
    •     41 to 50 km/h - 500 EUR
    •     over 50 km/h - 1.200 EUR and suspension of driving license
  • speeding on a motorway (max speed 130 km/h):
    •     up to 10 km/h - 40 EUR
    •     11 to 30 km/h - 80 EUR
    •     31 to 40 km/h - 160 EUR
    •     41 to 50 km/h - 250 EUR
    •     51 to 60 km/h - 500 EUR
    •     over 50 km/h - 1.200 EUR
  • driving with excess alcohol in the blood:
    • up to 0.05% (if the driver is unable to drive safely) - 300 EUR
    • 0.051 to 0.08% - 600 EUR
    • 0.08 to 0.11% - 900 EUR
    • over 0.11% or declining alcohol test - 1.200 EUR plus possible suspension of license
  • penalty for causing an accident - 200-950 EUR
  • penalty for leaving the scene of an accident - 1.200 EUR and suspension of driving license
  • 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 - 300 EUR
  • failure to stop at amber light - 200 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

Safety jacket:: YES penalty 40 EUR
Daily lights: YES penalty 40 EUR
speed limits on motorways speed limits for ordinary roads speed limits in built-up areas
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130 /110* 100 130 /110* 90 90 90 50 50 50

*on expressway

The maximum permitted level of alcohol in the blood is 0,5 ‰.

Kazni (v EUR)
Alcohol in blood 300 - 1.200
Exceeding the speed limit in built-up area over 20 250
Driving through the red light 300
Not wearing a seatbelt 120
Wrong parking 40 - 200
Using cellphone while driving 120
Fuel prices unleaded 95 unleaded 98 diesel
04/01/2012 EUR 1.320 1.333 1.269

Children less than 150 cm in height must use a child restraint system adapted to their weight. Children are allowed to travel on the front seats if the child restraint system is rear-facing and there is no airbag or if it is deactivated. Child restraints must conform to ECE standard 44/03 or 44/04.
Children under the age of 3 may not be transported in vehicles not fitted with child restraints. Children aged 3 or over, measuring less than 150 cm in height, may travel in a vehicle without child restraints but they must occupy a rear seat. Fine = 200 EUR.

From 15.11. to 15.3. 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 applies also to vehicles with foreign registration plates! (new from 2011)

police ambulance fire brigade breakdown assistance
113 112 112 1987 or +386 1 5305 353
traffic info 1970 or +386 1 5188 518

The following driving prohibitions apply to heavy vehicles over 7.5 tonnes:

  • every Sunday and public holiday (only non-working day) from 8:00 to 21:00 hours
  • Good Friday from 14:00 to 21:00 hours
Summer prohibitions: From the last weekend in June (27.6. 2015) to the first weekend in September (6.9. 2015):
  • every Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00
And on the following roads every Saturday from 6:00 to 16:00; every Sunday and public holiday from 8:00 to 22:00
  • A1 Ljubljana - Koper;
  • R409, G102 in R208: Ljubljana - Logatec - Razdrto - Črni Kal - Srmin;
  • H5, H6, R406, R741, G111 Škofije - Koper - Sečovlje;
  • G11 Koper - Šmarje - Dragonja;
  • G6 Postojna - Ilirska Bistrica - Jelšane.

Other restrictions
At times of heavy snowfall, Slovenian roads are closed to goods vehicles with trailers and to vehicles transporting hazardous materials. During snowfalls, drivers of goods vehicles prohibited from travelling must stop their vehicles in good time at suitable locations off the road and may not continue on side roads. When the road is again suitable for all vehicular traffic, the end of the exclusion will be reported by the competent road-maintenance service.

Driving restrictions are also imposed in case of high winds in excess of 80 km/h.

Information can be obtained by telephoning the DARS Information Centre on +386 1 518 8 518 or on its website: www.promet.si

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