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Slovenian Flag SLOVENIA – drives on the right

Please read the general notes in conjunction with those below.

Essential Safety Equipment

  • Warning triangle
  • First aid kit
  • Headlamp converters
  • GB plate (see note 1)
  • Spare bulbs (see note 2)

Recommended Safety Equipment (by Slovenia and/or

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Reflective vest
  • Torch

Seatbelt Requirements
The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.

Children Passengers
Children under 12yrs are not permitted to travel in the front seat.

Drink Driving Limits
50mg/100ml (UK 80mg/100ml)

Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 18

Speed Limits


Urban kph (mph)

Open Road kph (mph)

Motorway kph (mph)


50 (31)

100 (62)

130 (81)


50 (31)

80 (50)

80 (50)

Dipped headlights are required at all times.

Many petrol stations are located on the main roads and at border crossings. These stations are usually open 24 hours. Most stations in cities are open from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. Credit cards are widely accepted. Leaded super petrol has an octane rating of 95. Unleaded petrol or neosvinceni benzin or EuroSuper 95, is marked in green on the pump, and has an octane rating of 91 or 95. Diesel pumps are marked in black.

The A10/E70, A1/E63 and the A10/E57 highways are subject to a toll payment. See for details of tolls.

Parking in major towns can be hard to find and expensive.

A policeman can impose a fine on-the-spot for traffic violations; if the fine is paid within 8 days it is reduced by 50%.

Foreign drivers who refuse to pay a fine on-the-spot can have their passport and other documents taken from them and can be brought before a police court judge.

Mobile Phones
Use of a mobile phone while driving is subject to a 20,000SIT fine.

Emergency Numbers
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.

Local numbers:
Police 113

Other Useful Information
Traffic approaching from the right has priority. This includes roundabouts where traffic entering has priority.

From 15 November to 15 March and, beyond these dates, during winter weather conditions (e.g. during snowfalls, black ice, etc.) private cars and vehicles up to 3.5t must have winter equipment as follows:

  • winter tyres on all four wheels or
  • summer tyres on all four wheels + snow chains in the boot

In both cases, the minimum tyre tread depth must be 3 mm.

See for more details and up-to-date traffic information.

Embassy Details
British Embassy
4th floor Trg Republike 3
1000 Ljubljana 

+386 (1) 200 3910

Email: General enquiries


Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries.  Countries outside the EU still require national identification.

Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs and adjust headlamp beams for driving on the right. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.

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