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Road Rules and Traffic Regulations in Slovenia - Driving Nuances

1. Slovenia is distinguished by rather quality roads. However, the state of secondary routes is not so good comparing to main roads. Local drivers usually prefer quite an aggressive driving style. They tend not to give way to beginners and motorists who haven’t yet adapted to peculiarities of local roads.
2. The total length of roads in the country is a little more than 20,000 km. Less than 2000 km of these roads are unpaved. The length of highways in Slovenia is relatively small, and it estimates just a little more than 600 km.
3. Only motorists, who have the EC driving license, are allowed to drive a vehicle in Slovenia. All other motorists are required to obtain the international driver’s permit. Without this document the driving license got in your home country will be invalid.

Nuances of Car Rental in Slovenia

To save on your rental, we advise to book your car in advance. You will save the most if you do this several weeks or even several months prior to your trip. Rental offices in Slovenia usually raise rental prices over time, based on the number of cars left available for the accounting period.

When looking for an exotic car (cabriolet, minivan or limousine), we advise to check in the rental offices located at airports, as they usually provide much wider choice comparing to offices in urban areas.

Upon receipt of invoices, bills and documents for your car at the rental location, please compare the obtained data with your voucher. Quite often, employees of rental offices in Slovenia try to add optional charges or services without informing customers.

It is very important to pick up your car at the rental office in Slovenia in a correct way. Prior to leaving the office, carefully inspect the car for various defects, and ensure that all the discovered defects are mentioned in your rental documents. In case of a non-compliance found, place a demand for correction to the rental officer.

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4. International drivers are required to have a standard set of documents, including the driving license, the vehicle certificate, and the "green card". Also, in case of a police check, police officers have the right to examine the presence of the mandatory equipment.
5. In settlements, the maximum allowed speed estimates 50 km/h, and in the country drivers are allowed to speed up to 90 km/h. On speedways the limit is 100 km/h, and on highways it is 130 km/h. These are standard speed limits and they are applied only if there are no prohibitory road signs.
6. On highways, there is a concept of the minimum permitted speed. As a rule, this speed is 60 km/h. Vehicles can move slower than the minimal permitted speed only in case of a serious breakdown. A special rule is applied to vehicles equipped with snow chains. For them, the maximum allowed speed is 50 km/h, regardless of the road type.
7. In case of speeding, the amount of the fine depends on the level of speeding. Most often, foreign motorists are asked to pay a fine right on the spot. In rare exceptions, the driver can be given a fine bill that can be used to pay the fine in bank.
8. If the payment is done within 8 days after the traffic violation, the amount of the fine will be reduced by 50%. It is also worth noting that foreign drivers, who refuse to pay the fine on the spot, may have their passport or other documents temporarily confiscated.
9. The permitted blood alcohol content for drivers is 0.5 ppm. Drivers, who received the driving license less than two or three years ago, should absolutely not consume alcohol according to local rules.
10. In the result of the breath test shows the alcohol level ranging from 0.51 to 0.8 ppm, the offender is likely to face the fine of 600 euro. If the alcohol blood content is between 0.81 to 1.1 ppm, the amount of the fine will be increased to 900 euro. Finally, if the alcohol blood content exceeds 1.11 ppm, the amount of the fine will estimate 1,200 euro, and the driver is likely to be imprisoned for 6 to 12 hours.
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