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Lower Fines for Minor Traffic Offences


The new law mainly brings lower fines for speeding, and simpler procedures in case of minor traffic accidents.

As of today, the fine for exceeding the speed limit by 10 km/h in traffic-calmed area will be lowered from EUR 300 to EUR 80 and the drivers will no longer be punished with three penalty points. The fine for exceeding the speed limit by less than 5 km/h will be only EUR 40.

Those who will drive through a settlement up to 10 km/h faster than the speed limit will from now on have to pay EUR 80 instead of EUR 100 if pulled over by police, while the fine for exceeding the speed limit by 10-20 km/h will be EUR 50 lower at EUR 250.

On motorways and expressways, the fine for exceeding the speed limit by up to 20 km/h will be EUR 40 and not EUR 60. The fine for drivers going up to 30 km/h faster then they should, will go down from EUR 120 to EUR 80, while going 40 km/h over the speed limit will be punished with EUR 40 less than before, when it was at EUR 200.

One of the biggest lowering of fines is being introduced for companies suspected of conducting services with a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run accident. The fine will be lowered from EUR 8,000 to EUR 2,400.

The law also introduces a new term, a minor traffic accident. In accidents in which only minor material damage occurred, a police officer will under certain circumstances be able to decide against launching an investigation and leave those involved to reach an agreement among themselves.

The changes to the traffic legislation come little more than a year after a number of traffic fines were increased substantially by the previous government.


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