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Speed limits in Croatia

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Speed limits in Croatia

Speed limits in Croatia are regulated by the Road Traffic Safety Act (Croatian: Zakon o sigurnosti prometa na cestama).

Four general speed limits apply on Croatian roads:

  • 50 km/h (31 mph) within inhabited places, or up to 80 km/h (50 mph) where explicitly permitted[1]
  • 90 km/h (56 mph) outside inhabited places[2]
  • 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways (brza cesta)[2]
  • 130 km/h (81 mph) on freeways (autocesta)[2]

Lower speed limits apply to buses, heavy, trailer and towing vehicles, and tractors.[3]

Due to legal requirements for speed measuring, the speed limits for expressways and freeways are de facto 133 km/h (83 mph) and 155 km/h (96 mph), respectively. The limits shown above apply only if there are no other signs present, as the signs may prescribe a lower or a higher speed limit (limits of 100 km/h or higher can also be found within inhabited places). The lowest legal speed limit under normal traffic conditions is 40 km/h (25 mph).[4]

Depending on the severity of the violation, driving faster than the speed limit is punishable by a fine in the amount between HRK 300 and 15,000 (€40–2000). Exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h in a populated area may also be punished by imprisonment of up to 60 days.[5]


  1. ^ Road Traffic Safety Act 2008, §53.1-53.2
  2. ^ a b c Road Traffic Safety Act 2008, §54.1
  3. ^ Road Traffic Safety Act 2008, §55.1
  4. ^ Road Traffic Safety Act 2008, §51.4
  5. ^ Road Traffic Safety Act 2008, §53


  • "Road Traffic Safety Act" (PDF).  
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