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Traffic report Croatia

Busy roads Croatia

  • DC8 Coast road Rijeka – Dubrovnik, between Rijeka and Novi Vinodolski, between Senj and Karlobag, between Trogir, Split and Omiš, between Makarska and Dubrovnik.
  • DC3 / A6 Karlovac – Rijeka, near Bosiljevo.
  • Roads around Karlovac and Rijeka.

Busy border crossings

With Bosnia:

  • Dubrovnik / Ivanica.
  • M16 Bosanska Gradiski.
  • M17 Bosanski Brod.
  • M17 Doljani.
  • M20 Ivanica.
  • A1 Bajica.
  • M4.2 Velika Kladusa.
  • DC5 Stara Gradiska.
  • Slavonski Brod.
  • DC9 Metkovic.
  • DC8 Click / Neum.

With Hungary:

  • Barcs / Terezino Polje.
  • Dravaszabolcs / Donji Miholac.
  • Letenye / Gorican.

With Montenegro:

  • DC8 Karasovic.
  • Debeli Brijeg.

With Serbia:

  • D4 / A3 Bajakovo.
  • Batrovci.

With Slovenia:

  • D8 / A7 Rupa.
  • DC8 Pasjak.
  • DC1 / A2 Macelj.
  • DC21 Kastel / Dragonja.
  • DC200 Plovanija.
  • A2 Ljubljana / Obrezje.
  • A4 Maribor / Gruskovje.
  • G1 / A9 Jurovci / Gruskovje.
  • G2 Novo Mesto / Metlika.
  • G6 Postojna / Jelsane.
  • G7 Kozian / Starod.
  • G11 Copper / Dragonja.

Border control in Slovenia

The Slovenian government is carrying out more intensive border controls. This can lead to longer waiting times. Avoid border crossings especially during the weekends and public holidays.

Busy traffic days Croatia

In the summer period (especially from mid-July to the end of August) it is busy on the roads towards the Dalmatian coast and there may be more traffic in the weekends.

Traffic information

Phone

The Croatian automobile club HAK is available for traffic information on +385 1464 0800. The number is available 24 hours a day.

Radio

English and German language traffic information is broadcasted in summer. The radio frequencies are indicated on signs along the side of the motorways.

Internet

HAK (hak.hr) offers traffic information and waiting times at the border (English, Italian and German).
Information about the A1, A3, A4, A5, A7, A10, A11, with interactive map: (hak.hr) (English).
Information about the A6, A7, D102, with webcams: (arz.hr) (English).
Information about the A8 / A9, with interactive map of Istria: (bina-istra.hr) (Croatian).
Information about the A2, with webcams: (azm.hr) (Croatian).

Apps

Croatia Traffic Info: available for Android and iPhone (also in English).

Roads and routes

The best route to Croatia comin from the Northern part of Europe is via Germany – Austria – Slovenia.

New roads

  • A5 Ivandarda (border Hungary) – Beli Manastir – Osijek – Svilaj (border Bosnia-Herzegovina):
    • At Osijek, the bridge over the Drava has been completed. Date of delivery subsequent part unknown.
    • At Sredanci / Stružani, bridge over the Sava. Completion June 2019.
    • Zoljani – Svilaj (border Bosnia-Herzegovina) (2 km). Completion in May 2019.
  • A8 Matulj – Kanfanar:
    • Matulj – Pazin-west (2nd lane, 47 km). Date of delivery unknown.
  • A11 Zagreb – Veljika Gorica – Sisak – Petrinja:
    • Lekenik – Petrinja-Moscenica (18 km). Date of delivery unknown.
  • DC12 Vrbovec – Belovar – Virovitica – Terezino Polje (border Hungary):
    • Vrbovec – Farkaševac (23 km). Completion in early 2019.

Road works

  • A3 Lipovac – Bregana:
    • From junction Kutina, direction Bregana. Completion mid December 2018.
    • Between km 263 and km 269, in both directions. Completion mid-November 2018.

Tunnels Croatia

Driving ban trucks Croatia

In Croatia, there is a driving ban on lorries on certain roads on the following days and times:

  • In the holiday season from mid-June to mid-September on Saturdays from 4-14 hours and on Sundays from 12-23 hours.
  • Generally on days prior to public holidays from 15-23 and on public holidays from 14-23 hours.

Road assistance

Safety first

  • Stop in a safe place – If possible, stop to the right in the roadside or on the emergency lane as far as possible (make sure there is enough space to turn right). Turn your front wheels towards the verge or crash barrier.
  • Turn on your hazard lights – Have the warning lights on your car flash and also have it on after you have placed a warning triangle.
  • Put on a safety vest – As a driver you are required to wear a safety vest if you get out of the vehicle along the road in the event of a breakdown or accident. This applies both inside and outside the built-up area. Passengers walking in the dark or in poor visibility along the road in case of breakdown or accident are required to wear a safety vest (or to carry a reflector or light).
  • Get out of the car – Carefully get out, and also get all passengers off, on the side where no traffic is driving and find a safe place behind the crash barrier or on the roadside. Never cross a motorway.
  • Place a warning triangle – In case of breakdown or an accident, you are obliged to place a warning triangle behind your car. Place the warning triangle at a sufficient distance, and outside the built-up area at least 100 m behind the car. For a car with a trailer or caravan, in the event of a breakdown or an accident, you must place two warning triangles next to each other at the above indicated distance behind the combination.

Breakdown or car crash

Call the emergency number 112 in the event of an acute danger or if the car is in a dangerous location with a breakdown.

Towing car

  • The towing car must have a warning triangle at the front and the towed car at the rear.
  • The maximum speed during towing is 40 km / h.

Accident

  • Call the emergency number 112 – In the event of an accident that has led to personal injury, you must call the emergency number 112 (ambulance). Even in the event of a collision that has only led to car damage, you, as a foreigner in Croatia, are advised to call the police. In that case you can call the police at number 192.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident – Every person involved in an accident must stay at the scene of an accident and help the wounded. (You may only temporarily leave the scene of the accident to help the wounded, to get medical assistance yourself or to warn the police.) You have to wait until the police are present. Those involved in an accident with only car damage must not leave the scene of the accident without exchanging their details with the other parties.
  • Provide first aid – If you are involved in, or witness to, an accident, you must provide assistance to persons who are injured to the extent that you are capable of doing so and can do so without endangering yourself or others.
  • Exchange information – Divers who are involved in an accident are obliged to exchange their personal data and insurance details.
  • Ask for a police report – If you are involved in a collision with your car, you must request a report of the collision (Potvrda) from the police.

Road network

  • The road network in Croatia is of a reasonably good quality.
  • The main artery is the Jadranska Magistrala, a long four-lane road along the Dalmatian coast.
  • Furthermore, only the main roads to Zagreb and Rijeka (with tolls) apply as a motorway. The roads are generally in a reasonable condition.
  • Unpaved roads only occur in remote areas and on a few small islands.