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Croatia Traffic Fines

Penalty settlement Croatia

  • Although the police may impose a fine when a traffic violation is detected, you are not obliged to pay the fine on the spot.
  • The ticket must in any case be paid within 8 days after receipt (at bank or post office).
  • Sometimes ‘immediate action’ is taken and someone has to appear in court within a few days, often even the next day. The defendant is entitled to bring a lawyer.

Driver’s license points

  • Croatia has a penalty point system that also applies to foreigners.
  • If a driver of a motor vehicle gets 9 points in 2 years time, his driving license is taken for 9 to 12 months. For foreigners it is registered in the driving license.
  • If a driving disqualification or driving ban is imposed on the basis of this system, this only applies in Croatia.

Deposit

  • By way of a deposit, the police can take the passport of the offender until the fine has been paid.

Arrest

  • In the event of an arrest, for example after a traffic accident, your embassy can provide information about the administration of justice and further proceedings.

Fines / Penalty rates

These amounts are indications and may in practice be higher or lower, depending on the circumstances in which the traffic violation was committed.

Speeding off

Within the city area

  • Exceeding to 10 km / h: from HRK 300.
  • Exceeding 10 to 20 km / h: from HRK 500.
  • Overrun of 20 to 30 km / h: from HRK 1,000.
  • Exceeding from 30 to 50 km / h: from HRK 2,000.
  • Exceeding from 50 km / h: from HRK 5,000 and possibly a cancellation of the driving license.

Outside the city area

  • Exceeding from 10 to 30 km / h: from HRK 500.
  • Exceeding from 30 to 50 km / h: from HRK 1,000.
  • Exceeding from 50 km / h: from HRK 3,000 and possibly a cancellation of the driving license.

Drive through red light

  • HRK 2,000-5,000.

Violation of overtaking prohibition

  • HRK 700-2,000.

Parking violation

  • HRK 300-500.
  • In the disabled parking space HRK 700.

Do not give priority

  • From HRK 2,000.

Driving without a seat belt

  • From HRK 500.

Use mobile phone while driving

  • From HRK 500.

Driving and alcohol

  • Up to 0.5 ‰: From HRK 700.
  • From 0.5 to 1.0 ‰: From HRK 1,000 and / or cancellation of the driving license.
  • From 1.0 ‰ to 1.5 ‰: From HRK 2,000 and / or cancellation of the driving license.
  • More than 1.5 ‰ or in case of refusal of alcohol test: From HRK 5,000 and / or cancellation of the driving license.
  • Driving and drugs: From HRK 5,000 and / or a cancellation of the driving license.

Miscellaneous

Not carrying low beam during the day

  • From € 40. Only applies from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March.

Not holding a boat vignette

  • Not having a vignette for a boat is punished with a hefty fine. This also applies to sailing within a distance of 300 m off the coast.
  • The amount of the fine is unknown.