You will pay this for traffic fines from March 1th
The cabinet wants to increase road safety and the means they use for this are simple but effective: sky-high fines. From 1 March, for example, you will pay 100 euros more if you use your smartphone while driving. For unnecessary left-hand driving, you now pay 220 euros, 70 euros more than before . If you hinder emergency services, such as a fire truck or ambulance, you can transfer 350 euros and from now on you do not have to pay 150 euros but 220 euros for the transport of minors without a seat belt.
The extra income from the higher fines is used to reduce the fines for relatively minor traffic offences. For example, speeding fines for less than 10 km/h are reduced by 15%. From now on you will not even receive a fine at all if you drive 3 kilometers too fast on a road where the maximum speed is 130 kilometers per hour. So you’re only screwed if you put the cruise control at 134 km/h. You do not pay 400 euros but 250 euros for causing unnecessary noise with a motor vehicle.
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