Speed limit drops to 110 km/h on Bratislava-Trnava D1 motorway

As of Monday, November 1, the maximum speed on the D1 motorway between Bratislava and Trnava is reduced from 130 to 110 kilometres per hour, Transport Minister Ján Figeľ said at a briefing at the Zelenec (Trnava Region) motorway lay-by on October 31, the TASR newswire reported. This speed reduction is an attempt to increase road safety on this busy motorway section which was reconstructed last year and saw its emergency lane removed. The speed limit on the far right lane, which replaced the original emergency lane to increase the number of lanes from two to three, will be reduced to 80 kilometres per hour.

As of Monday, November 1, the maximum speed on the D1 motorway between Bratislava and Trnava is reduced from 130 to 110 kilometres per hour, Transport Minister Ján Figeľ said at a briefing at the Zelenec (Trnava Region) motorway lay-by on October 31, the TASR newswire reported.

This speed reduction is an attempt to increase road safety on this busy motorway section which was reconstructed last year and saw its emergency lane removed. The speed limit on the far right lane, which replaced the original emergency lane to increase the number of lanes from two to three, will be reduced to 80 kilometres per hour.

According to Figeľ, another safety measure will be the construction of a number of short hard shoulders. The National Highway Company (NDS) should build six of these by November 15 and another seven by June 30, 2011. These additions will mean that there will be 30 options for an emergency stop. The Transport Ministry came with the measures in the wake of several tragic accidents involving cars that had stopped on the far right line due to mechnical problems.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


18. jún
Child-initiated play is a style of play where children choose how, where, and what they wish to play with.

Blog: Play is the child’s work

Learning through child-initiated play.


18. jún
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18. jún