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Driving in Slovakia

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license (recommended only).

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.

Passport (recommended only).

Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Motorway tax : on sale at post offices, road administration offices, customs offices, garages and service stations. Annual amount : 36,5 EUR.

Maximum alcohol level : 0.00 %.

Minimum age for front seat passengers : 12 years.

Minimum size of children allowed to ride in the front seat : 1.50m.

Child seat, booster seat or fitted restraint system, compulsory up to 15 years or 1.50m or 32 kg.

Minimum driving age : 18 years.

Safety belt: compulsory front and back.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Dipped headlights compulsory (night and day) all year round.

Studded tires prohibited


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher recommended.

Set of spare light bulbs compulsory.

Tow rope compulsory.

Fluorescent safety jacket compulsory.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 90 kph.

On motorways : 130 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

Autoklub Slovenskej Republiky (AKSR)

na Holícskej 30



Slovensky Autoturist Klub (SATC)

Bosákova 3



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