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Getting there* Minimum driving age is 18. Documents: International driving license. Third party insurance is obligatory. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory Motorcycles: The wearing of crash helmets is compulsory for rider and passenger. Dipped headlights must be used at all times. Traffic regulations are similar to those in force in other European countries (right-hand traffic!!!). For driving in Croatia during the winter months, especially in the Gorski Kotar region, winter tires are essential and in extreme cases snow chains have to be used. Speed limits: On overland roads 100 km/h, on motorways 130 km/h and in built-up areas 50 km/h unless otherwise stipulated. Drunken driving (permissible alcohol limit 0.5 pro miles) is punishable and can lead to confiscation of driving license and severe fines. Petrol pumps: open from 7 am to 7 or 8 pm every day; in the summer season till 10 pm; on-duty petrol pumps in bigger cities and on main international roads are open non-stop; all pumps sell Euro super 95, Super 98, Normal and Euro diesel Taxi service: in all cities and tourist places Car rentals: in all bigger cities, tourist centers and airports Toll is payable on a number of highways and road tunnels. Intensive building of new motorways and semi motorways on main traffic directions in Croatia will result not only in reducing of distances but also, more important, in essential reducing of the traveling time. Bus Travel Bus lines connect all parts of the country. Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with all neighbouring countries and with Austria, France, Italy, Germany and Slovakia. Airports Zagreb and Split (primary), Dubrovnik, Zadar, Rijeka (Krk), Pula and Osijek (secondary), Brac, Losinj, Vrsar and Zagreb-Lucko (tertiary), over 70 non-categorised runways (sports airports, runways for agricultural aviation, landing pads for the needs of tourism and the like), Regular airlines are maintained by only one Croatian carrier - Croatia Airlines (4 airplanes of the type Boeing 737-200, Advanced 3 planes ATR 42-300, one Airbus A320 and 2 Air Bus A319) Railway Travel The railway connects all major Croatian cities except Dubrovnik. Croatia has direct railway links with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Yugoslavia, and indirect links with almost all other European countries. Main sea ports Rijeka, Split, Zadar, Sibenik, Ploce, Pula, and Dubrovnik(total of about 18,000 m of operative wharfs with the pertaining surface of about 700 ha). Croatia has the total of 156 passengers liners with the capacity of 20,800 passengers and 216 cargo carriers of 122,272 km3 capacity. Main river ports Sisak and Slavonski Brod (the Sava river - from 945 km, 562 km in Croatia), Osijek (the Drava river - from 707 km, 505 in Croatia), Vukovar (the Danube - from 2,857 km, 20 km in Croatia), Metkovic (the Neretva river - from 210 km, 20 km in Croatia), The total length of inland waterways is 936 km.

 

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