Exceptions to the general limitation

Traffic limitations shall not apply, when driving is required for the following purposes:

  • saving human lives;
  • preventing or eliminating direct hazards to humans or property;
  • preventing or eliminating consequences of environmental pollution;
  • eliminating consequences of natural disasters;
  • urgent maintenance works during routine road maintenance and snow ploughing and gritting during winter road maintenance;
  • towing or recovering vehicles that are no longer driveable due to malfunction and are at a standstill on the  pavement or a section of the road outside the pavement, thereby obstructing or endangering traffic. Towage or recovery may in this case only be performed a natural or legal person registered for this activity, but only to the nearest location suitable for excluding the vehicle from traffic;
  • transport of radio and television vehicles, if this is in the interest of public information;
  • delivery of oil derivatives to petrol stations;
  • humanitarian aid transports; 
  • transport of international peacekeeping forces;
  • transport of postal consignments; 
  • road traffic combined with railway or shipping traffic:
    • to a railway or a ferry terminal in case the journey is to be continued on a piggyback train, and a timely arrival would otherwise be not possible, which must be substantiated by the driver with appropriate documentation;
    • from a ferry or railway terminal to the nearest border crossing in case the vehicles have arrived by ferry or on a piggyback train, and in case the drive to the destination may be continued abroad, which must be substantiated by the driver with appropriate documentation;
  • transport following harvests of quickly perishable agriculture or forest fruits or produce;
  • transport of cereals and barley to storage or drying facilities at the time of harvests;
  • transport of raw materials or goods used in a production process involving several production units of a single enterprise at no more than 5 km away from each other;
  • transport of day-old chickens;
  • transport of milk to collection points, and from collection points to a dairy plant;
  • transport of quickly perishable goods by cargo vehicles – freezer lorries;
  • transport of freshly harvested flowers;
  • collection and removal of household waste;
  • removal of animal corpses as part of the veterinary hygiene public service or animal waste products, as part of the public utility service;
  • transport of mobile disinfection device for hospital use;
  • transport of construction machinery or material for motorway construction or reconstruction in the Republic of Slovenia, which urgently needs to be carried out during a traffic ban, which must be substantiated by the driver with a written certificate issued by the Motorway Company in the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter referred to as DARS);
  • transport of equipment for theatrical shows or concerts, which, due to event programmes, must be carried out at the time of traffic bans.

Traffic limitations shall also not apply to tractor transport in the case of Points 4, 13, 14 and 17 of the previous paragraph.

Also allowed at the time of traffic bans is driving empty vehicles en route to loading or returning from unloading, which must be substantiated by the driver with appropriate documentation.

Also allowed at the time of traffic bans is transport of machinery required for carrying out urgent maintenance works, which must be substantiated by the driver with appropriate documentation.

 

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