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Advices for Car Trips through Slovenia

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22. Local petrol stations usually sell diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline (95 and 98). There are also gas filling stations in Slovenia. It should also be noted that drivers are allowed to carry not more than 10 liters of petrol in cans.
23. There is a list of equipment that must always be in the car. These are a warning triangle, a reflective vest, and a first aid kit. The reflective vest must be kept in the car. If during the police check the vest is found in the trunk, the driver may have to pay the fine of 100 euro. It is also recommended to have a set of spare bulbs and a fire extinguisher in the car.
24. In Slovenia, it is not allowed to use studded tires. Dangerous roads, where it is recommended to use snow chains, are marked with appropriate signs.

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If you need a car with an automatic transmission, it is recommended to book it in advance. Cars with automatic transmissions are often sparse in Slovenia, so the rental confirmation may take a longer period.

When selecting a specific model for traveling throughout Slovenia, we recommend to take into consideration some practical apects. If you are going to drive mostly in the cities, then a car of a small size is preferable, while for long distance trips (and trips in the mountains) we recommend to choose a larger and more powerful car.

Prior your car retrun, please clean the salon from a garbage, and do not forget to take away all your belongings from the passenger compartment.

At the car return time, please ask the officer to make a visual inspection of the vehicle for defects and to sign the acceptance report. Keep the invoice and the acceptance report for next few months.

For a car rental options in Slovenia, we advise you to check actual offers in the orange search form at the top. We guarantee that you would not be able to find better rates anywhere else!
25. When it comes to radar detectors, we should mention that in Slovenia there is no law that prohibits their use. However, the use of radar detectors is strictly prohibited. The fine for this violation is 400 euro, and the banned equipment is subject to confiscation.
26. Passing a red light is the violation with one of the most severe fines - 250 euro. When driving in the territory of a settlement, make sure you slow down as you approach traffic lights.
27. Drivers are also obliged to stop at unregulated pedestrian crossings. If a driver doesn’t give way to pedestrians, he is likely to be fined 300 euro.
28. All sites of road works in Slovenia are marked with proper signs. However, in addition to standard, there can also be rather unusual road signs. For example, bright yellow signs can alert drivers about how much is left to drive to the end of the constriction. Quite often, these signs have very cute drawings in the form of emoticons, designed to cheer up depressed drivers who pass a difficult part of the road.
29. In small towns and villages, there are road signs that warn motorists of the appearance of children on the road. Drivers should treat these road signs with great attention, especially in the countryside, where children often play close to roads.
30. Bicycle remains a popular mode of transport. Bicycle riders are considered full traffic participants. There are often special lanes for them along some roads. You will also see numerous parking lots for cyclists in every city of the country.
31. Travelers, who want to make a ride in a scenic place, are recommended to visit Lovrenška lakes. There are many roads near them, so travellers have an opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery. Here we should note that in the territory of the lakes it is possible to walk on foot only as the terrain there is very swampy.
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