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Winter driving regulations come into force – use winter tyres or face 700 Kuna fine

By  Nov 15, 2017

If you are planning to drive up to Zagreb from Dubrovnik don’t forget you’ll need winter tyres or you could be facing a fine of 700 Kuna. According to a decision made by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure from today until the 15th of April 2018 winter equipment is mandatory regardless of weather conditions and road conditions for all vehicles on the so called “winter road sections” in Croatia.

These winter sections don’t include any inside the Dubrovnik – Neretva County, however drivers on the A1 motorway will need to have winter tyres if they plan on travelling the capital.

Under the winter section are all Croatian motorways except the Dalmatian section A1 from Maslenica to Vrgorac and the Istrian highway. Winter equipment is described as winter tyres on all wheels or summer tyres with the lowest depth of 4 mm tread profile plus snow chains. The penalty for not having the correct winter equipment is 700 Kuna.