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Are there any differences in traffic rules in this country compared to Ukrainian ones?
Standard speed limits in Croatia (unless otherwise stated on the signs)
Cars and Motorcycles:
Cars with trailers:
The speed limit for young drivers (up to 24 years of age) is 10 km / h lower than for other drivers (outside the village – 80 km / h, on the road – 100 km / h, on the motorway – 120 km / h).
The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is 0.5 ‰ .
Children under 3 years of age must be transported on special seats in the front seats with their backs facing the direction of travel. In this case, the airbag must be deactivated.
Children between the ages of 3 and 5 must be transported in special child restraint systems in the back seat.
Is it possible to drive a car with a Ukrainian driver's license?
Is it necessary to register the car in the new country of residence?
Is it possible to drive a car that has Ukrainian registration, but is registered not to the driver, but to another person? What documents are needed for this?
Is it necessary to insure the car in the host country? Is Ukrainian insurance enough?
What is a vignette? Do Ukrainian drivers need to buy it? How and where can they buy it?
What are the parking rules?
On Sundays, parking is free in most places. Street parking in Zagreb is divided into three zones: red, yellow and green.
The red zone is located near the city center, and the yellow and green zones are at some distance from it. The maximum parking time in the red zone is 1 hour, in the yellow zone - 2 hours, and in the green zone - 3 hours.
Payment vouchers are purchased from vending machines and placed on the dashboard under the windshield so that they are clearly visible from the outside.
Make sure you don't stay in the parking lot longer than the paid time. In case of violation of parking rules, the wheels will be locked. The price for removing the blocker is from 100 to 300 HRK (13-40 €).
What are the most common fines? How and where can Ukrainians pay them?
Police officers have the right to impose fines for traffic violations on the spot. In this case, an official receipt must be issued. Fines must be paid at a post office or bank within eight days.
Foreign driver's licenses can be revoked for up to 8 days if they drive under the influence of alcohol, drive without prescribed medical equipment such as glasses, drive while tired or unwell.
Vehicles parked in violation of the rules may be seized by the police at the expense of the owner.
What documents are required for registration of trailers/cargo (equipment, furniture, etc.)?
What to do if the car breaks down on the road?
The Croatian Auto Club (Hrvatski autoklub - HAK) provides refugees from Ukraine with free assistance on Croatian roads.
HAK mechanics will, if possible, eliminate the malfunction immediately on the spot, and if this is not possible, the HAK tow truck will take care of transporting the broken or damaged vehicle to the nearest service.
Ukrainian refugees who are in Croatia or traveling through the territory of Croatia, and who have a problem on the way, can contact HAK for help by calling +385 1 1987 or +385 1 46 93 700. It is necessary that at the time of a malfunction or road accident they were in the vehicle and that the vehicle had Ukrainian license plates.
HAK provides roadside assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the Republic of Croatia.
Do Ukrainians need to declare what they bought in Europe?
There are no restrictions on what you can buy and take with you when travelling within the EU provided that the bought products are for you own use and not for resale. Taxes on are already included in the retail price of the product. To determine if the products purchased are intended for your own use, customs authorities may verify the products, e.g. the packages or the quantity. In order to prove that goods are for your own use, authorities may ask to see the receipt or other proof of purchase. If you cannot provide sufficient evidence, you might have to pay duties or the products can be confiscated.
If you carry 10,000 euros or more in cash, alcohol drinks, tobacco products, fuel or other goods including perfume, certain restrictions may apply regarding the quantity and value of the products. For more information please check this site .