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Caught by a Speed Camera in Slovenia

Before you drive a car in Slovenia—or anywhere abroad—you should Study the local traffic regulations and follow them. Breaking the traffic rules and speed limits within the European Union can result in high fines.

For example, what is the maximum speed limit in Slovenia? What are the fines and penalties if you have been caught by a speed camera while on vacation? Can you pay the fine online or do you have to pay by mail? The following article contains all the information about these questions.

Caught by a speed camera in Slovenia – How high are the fines for speeding?

A traffic violation in Slovenia can be expensive. If you were caught speeding in Slovenia, the fine depends on how far you were over the speed limit.

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For example, if you were speeding at 20 km/h over the limit, the minimum fine is 80 Euros. However, if you are caught speeding at 50 km/h over the limit, you will face fines of at least 500 Euros. The exact fine depends on the specific speeding violation.

Tickets and fines in Slovenia: What are the consequences back home?

You may think that you cannot be punished back home if the responsible authority in Slovenia prompts you to pay for speeding. However, violations of traffic rules in Slovenia are also prosecuted in other EU countries.

If the limit, according to the catalogue of fines, exceeds 70 Euros, Slovenian fines can be enforced. This is based on the enforcement agreement between all EU countries.

So, don't be surprised if a Slovenian fine notice comes through your letterbox due to the enforcement agreement!

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What you can do about a fine notice from abroad

If you do not agree with the charges listed in the fine notice, you can appeal the fine. In that case, you should seek advice from a traffic law attorney. That way, you can find out what your chances of success are and whether there are any specific aspects that need to be considered regarding violations in Slovenia.

How to avoid a fine in Slovenia - The speed limits

If you want to avoid being fined for speeding in Slovenia, you need to know the speed limit for the area.

The speed limit on roads inside cities is 50 km/h, and outside cities, it is 90 km/h. These traffic rules apply regardless of the type of vehicle.

Other traffic rules

Car and motorcycle drivers are only allowed to drive 110 km/h on expressways. If your vehicle weighs 3.5 tons or less, the speed limit is 100 km/h. If it weighs more than 3.5 tons, the speed limit is 80 km/h. Motorcycles and cars are subject to a limit of 130 km/h on Slovenian highways, while car/trailer combinations weighing up to 3.5 tons are subject to a limit of 100 km/h and heavier vehicles are subject to a limit of 80 km/h.


FAQ: What else is there to consider on the motorway in Slovenia?

What applies to driving under the influence of alcohol?

In Slovenia, it is a violation of the law to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 per mille. There is also a separate alcohol limit for novice drivers. This affects those who have held their license for less than two years, as well as drivers under the age of 21. For novice drivers, drinking and driving is prohibited in general.


What do I need to know about the toll in Slovenia?

In Slovenia, according to road traffic regulations, tolls are charged on motorways and expressways, so we recommend having a valid vignette in case of an inspection. For passenger cars weighing less than 3.5 tons, the driver pays the toll with a vignette. Since the update in 2016, it is an electronic ticket that tourists can buy online or at selected locations.


What does the driving ban for trucks in Slovenia entail?

Truck drivers must adhere to the driving ban on Sundays and public holidays. This regulation applies to vehicles weighing 7.5 tons and more. The driving ban applies from 8:00 to 21:00 and must be respected on the roads indicated in the transit area, regardless of the direction of travel.


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