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Advices for Car Trips through Slovakia

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22. Drivers, who usually use navigators, should be particularly attentive when choosing a place to put it. It is not recommended to place it at the center of the windshield as such a position is considered dangerous. Transportation and use of radar detectors is strictly prohibited. If the prohibited device is detected, the driver will have to pay a fine of 100 euro.
23. Bicycle is a common mode of transport in Slovakia. Cyclists are considered full-right participants of traffic. Therefore, they also need to follow some strict rules. For example, cyclists under 15 must always wear a safety helmet. This rule is mandatory for cyclists who travel by bike on suburban routes. In this case, the cyclist’s age does not matter.
24. Pedestrians also need to follow some important rules. It is forbidden to use mobile phones, music players and other electronic devices while crossing the road. In the countryside, pedestrians who walk along the road must always attach special reflective items to their clothing.

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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 Slovakia, so the rental confirmation may take a longer period.

When selecting a specific model for traveling throughout Slovakia, 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 Slovakia, 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. If the police want to stop your vehicle without any apparent reason, do not worry. Police checks are usual in Slovakia. During these inspections motorists are asked to take a breath test to measure blood alcohol content. Police officers can also check the availability of mandatory equipment in the vehicle. Drivers should treat such inspections with patience and understanding.
26. Mountain roads are considered the most difficult ones. Because of this fact piedmont areas are most typical locations of police checks. Mountain roads are very narrow and winding, a large part of them doesn’t have asphalt surface, and so these roads can be very dangerous for inexperienced motorists.
27. In the city, roads are mostly very narrow and hard to navigate. Despite numerous pointers it is often very difficult to find some object for the first time. Motorists are advised to fill the tank whenever it’s possible as some extra fuel will often be very useful in Slovakia.
28. Agricultural machinery is a frequent guest of country roads. Needless to say, these vehicles are a serious obstacle for those who love fast driving. Often there is a long row of cars behind some tractor. Overtaking on country roads is sometimes impossible because of narrow roads and dense oncoming traffic.
29. Road repair works are usual in the countryside, and the quality of country roads is not always good. As a rule, these works last long. Often it takes several weeks to repair a small area.
30. In case of a traffic violation, it is better to pay the fine on the spot. If the driver does not have enough money, then the police have the right to confiscate his driving license and issue a fine bill. It is possible to return the driving license once the fine is paid in a local bank. It should be noted that it is possible to pay the fine on the spot not only in cash, but also by credit card.
31. Local motorists are very disciplined, and they know traffic regulations well. They follow all the rules very carefully, and you will rarely see drivers who are prone to making serious traffic violations in Slovakia.
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