Daruvar, a small Slavonian town in the north-east of Croatia, may not be renowned for too much, but it is home to one interesting fact- it nearly has the same amount of cars registered as it does people…
According to the latest census, Daruvar had a population of 11,633, whilst the number of cars registered in the town reached a massive 9,817. Daruvar for years now has been an oasis for those ‘working the system’ to save a few bucks in the car registration process. With Croatia broken up into 7 ‘risk zones’ with regards to traffic, Daruvar finds itself in Zone 7, where risk of accidents is deemed the lowest, therefore making registration and car insurance cheaper than the rest of the country, reports portal index.hr.
Companies are the biggest perpetrators, with many registering companies in the town just so that the fleet of their company cars can enjoy the lower costs. Last year in Daruvar company vehicles made up 5,066 of the total number of registrations. Under Croatian law, vehicle owners can only register their cars in towns they are registered as living in.
The most expensive and highest risk zone is the capital Zagreb and Krapina. In Zagreb, which has a population of close to 800,000, there were 339,882 cars registered.