We manage more than 600 kilometres of motorways and expressways.
Efficient and environmentally friendly road management
Our road management ensures an uninterrupted traffic flow and the highest level of safety and comfort for users of Slovenian motorways and expressways. Due to weather impacts, technological upgrades and the increasing traffic volume, the motorway network needs a diligent road authority that takes care of property, roads, facilities and road equipment, all with environmental protection in mind.
We monitor and manage motorway and expressway traffic 24/7, cooperating with the neighbouring countries. We strive to improve traffic safety. With the help of Traffic information centre, we inform users of the motorway network and state roads about the traffic conditions.
Control centres positively affect on road safety and traffic flow
Traffic supervisors keep traffic conditions under close surveillance, they adjust speed limits, and warn, inform or redirect drivers, if necessary. They play a key role in guiding and saving drivers in case of fire in tunnels. In case of emergencies, our traffic control centres play a crucial role, as they are the ones to gather all the relevant information. They are among the first (oftentimes first) to be informed about the emergency, so they take on a leading role in the early stages of intervention. They commonly communicate with the police, firefighters and our maintenance teams. Situations that require the highest levels of expertise are fire accidents in tunnels, extreme weather conditions (frost, fog, blizzard, bora) and mass traffic accidents.
Systems of traffic surveillance and management
Traffic supervisors monitor and manage traffic 24/7 using advanced systems that provide automated alarms and automated traffic management measures, such as closing off the tunnel in case of fire or alerting users about wrong-way driving. These systems are our key tools in taking measures that facilitate safe and uninterrupted traffic flow.
Informing drivers via signalisation
Slovenia boasts one of the fastest systems for information transfer from the road to the surveillance centre and back to the drivers. Surveillance systems are managed by surveillance centres, while information systems are managed by the Traffic information centre (PIC).
We inform drivers about traffic conditions with the help of dynamic traffic information portals, which includes gantries, semi-gantries, dynamic traffic signs and dynamic guidance signalisation. This equipment serves to inform about traffic accidents and emergencies (such as congestion on a particular motorway section), as well as guide drivers using the required measures, such as adjusting the driving speed, changing lanes or using a different exit.
Cooperating with firefighters, police, inspectorate services, administration for civil protection and disaster relief:
Cooperating with firefighters, police, paramedics and other intervention services is carried out with maximum efficiency, as we have a well-prepared programme with accurate directions on how accidents need to be treated.
Traffic supervisors are in constant contact with police, with whom they resolve and respond to all accidents and emergencies. DARS co-funds firefighting operations on a yearly basis, resulting in a well-organised accessibility and interventions in Slovenian tunnels. Intervention is routinely optimised with the help of tunnel and open road drills, which serve to train all rescue teams working on motorways and expressways.
Traffic management during emergencies
During emergencies, our traffic surveillance centres play a crucial role, as they collect all the relevant information. They are among the first (oftentimes first) to be informed about the emergency, so they take on a leading the intervention at early stages of intervention. They commonly communicate with the police, firefighters and our maintenance teams.
We keep negative environmental impacts under control
The procedures for minimising negative impacts on the environment are stipulated by regulations regarding noise pollution and wastewater management. If negative impacts are found to be increasing, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning drafts an operative protection programme, passed by the government of the Republic of Slovenia, on the basis of which DARS subsequently takes suitable measures.