Slovenia

Last update 7.7.2018 | First published 30.1.2017

Slovenia belongs to the top league in Europe. It ranks as number 3 on the European Traffic Index after only Norway and Estonia.
The important numbers :
Speed-limit 10 50 90 110 130
Fine +21 km/h €150 €250 €80 €80 €80
Fine +41 km/h €600 €500 €250 €250 €125
LICENSE 40 100 140 170 190
The official fines are double of those shown above.
Official fines are 50% off if you pay on-the-spot. Locals will get the same deduction if they pay within 8 days.
CROSS-COUNTRY FINES:
Member of the European cross-country fine cooperation. Any traffic fine may arrive at your home address.
Fines may automatically be shared between Austria, Chech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
TOLERANCE:
7 km/h up to 100 km/h, 8 km/h between 100 and 150 km/h and 9 km/h above 150 km/h.
Slovenia in detail :
Speed Fine (Euro)(1
10 km/h 11-15 km/h €20
16-20 km/h €40
21-30 km/h €150
LICENSE + 31 km/h €600
50 km/h 51-55 km/h €20
56-60 km/h €40
61-70 km/h €125
71-80 km/h €250
81-100 km/h €500
LICENSE + 101 km/h €600
90 km/h 91-100 km/h €20
101-110 km/h €40
111-120 km/h €80
121-130 km/h €125
131-140 km/h €250
LICENSE + 141 km/h €600
110 km/h 111-120 km/h €20
121-140 km/h €40
141-150 km/h €80
151-160 km/h €125
161-170 km/h €500
LICENSE + 171 km/h €600
130 km/h 131-140 km/h €20
141-160 km/h €40
161-170 km/h €80
171-180 km/h €125
181-190 km/h €250
LICENSE(2 + 191 km/h €600
1) The official fines are double of those shown here. By paying on-the-spot or within 8 days as a local you will get the fines shown here.
There is more information on this at the AMZS website, the largest provider of roadside assistance in Slovenia.

Some points to remember (thanks to Grega for this info):

  • Lights off while daytime = €40
  • Lights off in tunnels / at night = €120
  • Not stoping the car while the other car has stopped near the pedestrian crossing = €500
  • Scissors overtaking / overtaking on corners = €700
  • Overtaking on the right = €120
  • Increasing speed while aother car is overtaking you = €120
  • Not having the prescribed safety distance = €120

There is no penalty point system in Slovenia.

16 Comments

  1. Oded Onn
    03.09.2018 @ 13:07

    Anyone knows where do you actually pay the fine? Or how? Got a fine letter in Slovenian from rental agency and they don’t help at all.. thanks

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    • Remy
      23.02.2019 @ 01:54

      Usually you have to wire the money to a particular IBAN of the Slovenian government (there is more than one for traffic fines so they have to specify which one). But they must also include a payment reference otherwise it’s possible that the payment may not be recorded correctly.

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  2. Tom
    22.06.2018 @ 18:44

    If you seek the earthly equivalent of the wrath of satan, look no further- Commit even the most trivial of traffic offenses in slovenia then hold on to your soul as you have given the cops to take the rest… To the bone!

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  3. Michael
    27.10.2017 @ 13:12

    Is there any way to check speeding tickets online?

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    • Remy
      23.02.2019 @ 01:55

      Nope. Only demerit points if your a Slovenian resident with a government-issued digital certificate.

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  4. Jack
    07.06.2017 @ 19:23

    Pray to god you dont get pulled over in Slovenia or they will throw the book at you. No leniency whatsoever,no signs that radar control near,they hide their patrol cars just to get you (especially foreign reg)…just like old time eastern european cops. Best dont bloody go to/through the country.(dont bieve the adverts its not as nice as they say).

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    • SuckFlovenia
      12.04.2019 @ 19:55

      100% true! The patrol cars are hidden waiting for a foreign registration car to pull over and give them a fine. The speed control cameras are also hidden without a sign informing you that there is a speed camera in that area. That’s just plain wrong, what does the camera accomplish if you don’t even know the camera is there? The point of speed cameras should be to deter drivers from speeding instead of taking money from the drivers. The fines are ridiculously high. 125$ for going 10 above the speed limit in a “village” (2 restaurants and 2 gas stations, that’s it, that’s the whole thing) is ridiculous.

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      • Remy
        20.05.2019 @ 11:42

        It’s an inhabited zone with a 50 limit. There’s no legal obligation to notify the drivers of an upcoming permanent speed trap. There’s a ton unmarked speed traps around Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, etc. as well. If anything a typical driver in Slovenia would only temporarily decrease their speed and once past accelarate considerably again. Speed traps can be a source of public revenue even if they don’t necessarily improve safety, as long as the revenue ends up in the national or municipal budget and not in the hands of a private company.

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  5. David
    03.04.2017 @ 14:30

    Is there any possibility to cancel your fee if the speed control is not well indicated? In italy many years ago was crazy like now in slovenia but many drivers opposed to the fees because speed control must be a system to limit speeds and not to amount cash! Now speed controls are well indicated with signs and lighta before you reach them.

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    • BlaY0
      27.04.2017 @ 01:10

      I really don’t understand your point. So traffic signs with speed limit are not indicative enough for you? You would like to have another sign that would additionally emphasize the meaning of the first one or what? As one would say… the first sign was there just because but now with this second one we really really really mean it.

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    • Twister
      31.07.2018 @ 14:17

      Yes, of course! If your tachometer is faulty, I’m sure you can say so and the nice policeman will be happy to waive your speeding fine. Instead, they’ll impound your car because it’s not road legal.

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    • Remy
      23.02.2019 @ 02:02

      In Slovenia speed traps can also be a source of revenue even if they don’t necessarily improve safety. There was also an attempt to redirect 90% of fines in Maribor to a private contractor, though this eventually lead to a series of national protests, resignation of the mayor, and fall of the government eventually in 2013 (though mostly for other reasons).

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  6. Remy
    05.02.2017 @ 20:51

    There is indeed a penalty point system, that also applies to foreign drivers (though in this case the points are only administered in the national police database, and aren’t transferred abroad). A driver can accumulate up to 18 points (7 for drivers under 21 or with than 2 years of driving experience), after which the license is revoked. The tolerance varies between 3 and 7 km/h depending on the speed limit and radar type.

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    • Remy
      11.02.2017 @ 16:41

      In addition, if you pay within 8 days (or on spot for foreign nationals), you are entitled to a 50% discount.

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      • TerjeEnge
        03.10.2017 @ 18:01

        Sorry for the delayed answer. There will come an update on this 🙂

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        • Remy
          02.01.2018 @ 18:33

          No problem :). You should correct the information about the points system as well, since they can also be credited to foreign drivers, though they’re never transferred across borders. You can send an e-mail, since it’s quite complicated.

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