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Scoot en route while sailing Croatia

By MedSailors Crew
on  September 10, 2014

You might choose to hire a scooter during your holiday sailing Croatia. This is a great way to see parts of the country that your yacht won’t reach but there are a few things you should consider before taking to the road.

You’ll be pleased to know that scooter hire in Croatia is actually renowned for being very safe but still make sure that your travel insurance covers you should something go wrong. You should also remember to take your European Health Insurance card with you during your sailing Croatia trip as this will entitle you to public health services at a reduced price, or sometimes for free.

Driving rules

It is essential to know the rules of the road when travelling in a foreign country – so here are some things you need to remember.
In Croatia, the drink drive limit is nil, meaning that even one drink can be enough to land you in trouble.  Make sure you never go off-road unless you are accompanied by a reputable guide. Getting lost can be the least of your worries as, according to the RAC, you still run the risk of finding unexploded devices and landmines in certain parts of Croatia.

You probably don’t need to worry too much on a scooter, but speed limits do vary depending on which roads you are travelling on so remember to take notice of the local signposts.

If you reach a roundabout, cars entering have the right of way, and public transport and school buses always have right of way when they are pulling out. Do not drive on tram lines and only use your horn if it is a real emergency.

If you are driving a scooter in a mountainous region, it’s important to know that vehicles going uphill have right of way.
Lastly, always stay safe. Along with many countries -Britain included – there are gangs that rob tourists after persuading them to stop for an emergency. So be wary of groups of people – or even a child, standing at the side of the road claiming to be in trouble. Police advise that you should never stop in an isolated place. You should drive further on and when safe, ring the emergency services.


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