The number of traffic offences committed by drivers in residential areas of Croatia has fallen 3.3% from the previous year, continuing a declining trend which started in 2012. In 2013 there were 732,475 offences, down from 737,853. However the latest statistics reveal that it is not all good news, with offences committed outside of residential areas on the rise, up 9.7% from the previous year. On the decline last year were the number of drivers operating a vehicle without a driver’s licence, down from 12,310 in 2012 to 5,644 in 2013. Motorcyclists now wearing helmets had also dramatically increased, with 37% less offences for not wearing a safety helmet than in 2012. Croatians were also better parkers in 2013, with 9% fewer parking tickets issued.