New EU Rule to Affect Croatian Driving Licenses

Lauren Simmonds

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February the 12th, 2024 – Potential new EU driving rules will affect Croatian driving licenses and their holders, as if one EU Member State revokes a license, that ban will be in effect across the entire bloc.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the revocation of a driver’s license in one EU country should apply throughout the entire European Union, MEPs have agreed.

The current rule is: in most cases, driving bans only apply in the country where the offence was committed and has no consequences when it comes to continuing to drive in other EU countries – not even in the country that issued the driving licence in the first place.

According to MEPs, driving without a valid driver’s license should be added to the list of serious traffic violations. This would equate the offence with driving while intoxicated (under the influence) or causing a traffic accident with a fatal outcome, which would also result in the exchange of information on the revocation of that individual’s driving license, reported the Croatian Auto Club (HAK).

In order to ensure that the relevant sanction is applied across all EU Member Sates, the proposed new rules will require this decision to be forwarded to the EU country that issued the driver’s license, parliament announced. That means that holders of Croatian driving licenses will not be spared in the case of committing a driving offence abroad, and that MUP will be made completely aware of any driving bans issued across the bloc.


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