Limitation of cargo traffic in Slovenia is governed by the Order on the Limiting of Traffic on Roads in the Republic of Slovenia
Traffic of heavy goods vehicles (HGV) with the maximum authorised total weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes is therefore limited on the following days:
Sundays, public holidays and non-working days from 8 am to 10 pm.
The Friday before Easter holiday; Good Friday from 2 pm to 10 pm.
Limitations in high tourist season (from the last weekend in June to the first weekend in September, in year 2023 from the 24th of June till the 3th of September 2023):
Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Sundays, public holidays and non-working days from 8 am to 10 pm.
 
Limitations in high tourist season (from the last weekend in June to the first weekend in September, in Year 2024 from the 29th of June till the 8th of September 2024).
 
Additional restrictions in high tourist season on roads:
  • A1-E61/70 Ljubljana - Koper
  • A3-E70 Divaca (Gabrk) - Fernetici (Fernetti)
  • H5-E751 Skofije - Koper
  • G1-11 Koper - Dragonja and
  • G1-6 Postojna - Jelsane, the traffic is prohibited:
    • on Saturdays from 6 am to 4 pm.
    • on Sundays, holidays and other free days from 8 am. to 10 pm.
Additional obstructions restrictions due to the technical characteristics of road
  • R2-419, section 1205 Šentjernej - Križaj - II-7.1 (7.5 t), open to local traffic
  • R1-210, section 1078 Škofja Loka - Jeprca - II-7.1 (7.5 t), open to local traffic and direction Železniki, Gorenja vas
  • R1-210, section 1109 Kranj - Škofja Loka (from km 1.5 to the end of the section) - II-7.1 (7.5t), open to local traffic and direction Železniki, Gorenja vas
  • R1-202, sections 0234, 0233 state border - Rateče - Podkoren - II-10.1, open to local traffic
  • R1-201, sections 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205 Podkoren - Kr. Gora - Dovje - Kraje - Hrušica - II-10.1, open to local traffic
  • R2-411, section 1428 Polica - Podtabor (from km 3.730 - to the end of the section)
  • R1-203, sections 1002, 1003, 1004 Predel - Bovec - Kobarid - II-7.1(7.5t), open to local traffic
  • R1-201, section 201, Korensko sedlo - Podkoren, - II-10.2.
  • R1-210, sections 1105, 1106 Zg. Jezersko - Sp. Jezersko - Predvor - II-7.1 (7.5t), open to local traffic
  • R3-638, section 1132 Begunje - Bistrica(Tržič) (km 0.050 - to the end of the section) - II-7.1 (7.5t), open to local traffic
  • R1-229, 1286 Rogoznica - Senarska - II-7.1 (7.5t), open to local traffic
  • G1-5, section Celje - Krško, II-7.1 (7.5t)
Holidays in Slovenia in year 2024
 
1st and 2nd January New Year's day
8th February Prešeren's Day - Day of Slovenia
29th March  Easter  Friday
31st March Ester Sunday
1st April Ester Monday
27th April Day of Uprising Against Occupation - Resistance Day
1st in 2nd May Labour Day/May Day
19th May  Pentecost Sunday
25th June Statehood Day - National Day
15th August Assumption of Mary
31st October Reformation Day
1st November Remebrance Day
25th December Christmas Day
26th December Independence Day
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.