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Driving regulations in Croatia

In order for your stay in Istria to be in a pleasant and safe atmosphere, here you can get acquainted with some of the traffic regulations in the Republic of Croatia.

  • Maximum allowed speed limits in Croatia
    - Up to 130 km/h on the highway
    - Up to 110 km/h on fast roads (main roads)
    - Up to 90 km/h on other roads
    - Up to 50 km/h in towns
  • The largest allowed alcohol level in the blood is 0.50 g/kg
  • Drivers from the age of 16 to 24 have an absolute ban from driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • During winter months the headlights on the vehicle must be constantly turned on regardless of the visibility on the road.
  • All passengers in the vehicle must use seatbelts on all seats that have them installed while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Children younger than the age of 12 must not be in the passenger seat, while children younger than 5 years must use a seatbelt and be in a prescribed car seat in the back seat of the vehicle.
  • Motorcyclists or moped drivers and drivers of light four-wheelers without cabins, as well as the passengers in those vehicles, must be wearing the prescribed, homologated and correctly attached protective helmet while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Bicyclists younger than the age of 16 years must also wear a helmet while riding bikes.
  • Mandatory car equipment is made up of a reserve wheel with the corresponding equipment that can be used when necessary, a special standardized sign (safety triangle) for marking vehicles that have stopped at the side of the road, a first-aid box, reserve lights corresponding to the type of vehicle and a reflecting vest.
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