If you’re considering a scenic road-trip across Croatia or are visiting for a family vacation, SIXT’s driving tips will help make your travel stress free.
Rules and Regulations
- Drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left.
- Seat belts are mandatory for all occupants of the vehicle.
- Children under 12 cannot sit in the front seat.
- Children between the ages of 2 and 5 must be seated in a suitable child seat.
- Other children must be seated using a suitable child restraint, using a booster seat when necessary.
- Don’t drink and drive, the law has a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under 25 which means that the blood alcohol level (BAC) limit is 0%. The BAC limit for drivers over 25 years old is 0.5%.
- The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands free device.
- Between the end of October and the end of March dipped headlights should be used during daylight hours. Headlights should also be used at night and times when visibility is less than 328 feet.
- Winter tires are required from November to March.
- Vehicles entering a roundabout have right of way as do all forms of public transportation and school buses.
Speed Limits in Croatia
The speed limits listed below are the standard for cars without trailers but can vary due to road conditions or construction, so be sure to look for any signs noting any variations.
|In built-up areas||50 km/h (31 mph)|
|Outside built-up areas||80 km/h (50 mph)|
|Motorways||130 km/h (81 mph)|
What to Bring Along
- Drivers are to carry a valid driver’s license, registration documents, and insurance documents at all times while driving.
- You must carry your passport on you at all times as a form of identification.
- It is also a good idea to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). This is required if your license is in a non-Roman alphabet like Chinese.
- A reflective jacket is to be kept in the car and worn if you are in an accident or have a breakdown and must be outside the car on the road.
- In case of an emergency call, 112. Emergency road help in English is available by calling 987.
- Motorway (interstate) signs have the letter A followed by two digits. They have a green background with a picture of motorway in white. State roads have the letter D and country roads have the letter Z followed by four digits.
- There are tolls on various motorways, bridges, and tunnels including route E59 and the E70 out of Zagreb. There is also a toll on the E71 between Zagreb and Split.
Trust SIXT with Your Car Rental in Croatia
Now that you’ve read our tips on driving in Croatia, you are ready to hit the road. But if you still have questions and cannot find the information you need online, our friendly staff at your rental branch is willing to answer any questions. With our branches in Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and many other cities, you are sure to find a location near your travel destination.