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First published 2004.05.20 | Last update 2015.10.20

European Speed Limits, Fines and Police Reactions

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The important numbers
Country
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Austria
Common speed-limit 50 100 130
License withdrawn 90 150 180
Fine +21 km/h €50 €50 €50

Belgium
Common speed-limit 50 90 120
License withdrawn 80 130 160
Fine +21 km/h €105-200 €105-200 €105-200

Denmark
Common speed-limit 50 80 130
License withdrawn conditionally 80 128 160
Fine +21 km/h €405 €200 €200
Estonia
Estonia
Common speed-limit 50 90
License withdrawn 101 141
Fine +21 km/h €80 €40

Finland
Common speed-limit 50 100 120
License withdrawn 76 140 160
Fine +21 km/h €312 €260 €260
FranceMonaco
France/Monaco
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 90 130 170
Jail sentenceconditionally 100 140 180
Fine +21 km/h €135 €135 €135

Germany
Common speed-limit 50 100 130
License withdrawn 80 140 171
Fine +21 km/h €80 €70 €70

Greece
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 80 120 160
Fine +21 km/h €100 €100 €100

Ireland
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn
Fine +21 km/h €80 €80 €80

Italy
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 90 130 170
Fine +21 km/h €143 €143 €143
Lithuania
Lithuania
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 100 140 180
Fine +21 km/h €28-86 €28-86 €28-86

Luxembourg
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn
Fine +21 km/h €145 €145 €145

Netherlands
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 100 130 170
Fine +21 km/h €157 €139 €121

Norway
Common speed-limit 50 80 100
License withdrawn 76 116 141
Jail sentenceunconditionally 96 136 165
Fine +21 km/h €788 €594 €594

Poland
Common speed-limit 50 90 140
License withdrawn
Fine +21 km/h 48 48 48

Portugal
Common speed-limit 50 90 120
License withdrawn 90 160 180
Fine +21 km/h €120-600 €60-300 €60-300

Spain
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 91 141 181
Jail sentenceor heavy fine 111 161 201
Fine +21 km/h(1 €300 €100 €100

Sweden
Common speed-limit 50 90 110
License withdrawn 80 120 140
Fine +21 km/h €345 €300 €300

Switzerland
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 75 110 155
Fine +21 km/h €500 €333 €216

United Kingdom
Common speed-limit 48 96 112
License withdrawn 95 145 160
Fine +21 km/h €95 €95 €95
conditionally: By repeated offences only
unconditionally: Minimum 18 days
1) Reduced with 50% if you have a Spanish identity card and pay within 20 days
arrow_right_us_100x50This is no call for unlawful behavior:
Drive safely and remember that speed does not necessarily kill. There is ONLY ONE WAY for drivers to set their speed at a safe level:
They must always choose a speed that allows them to stop comfortably, on their own side of the road, within the distance that they can guarantee to be clear.
Fines, license witdrawals and road deaths per country
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How much you will pay for 20 kilometers more in Europe. When you will lose your drivers license in Europe. The risk of driving in Europe.

More interesting links to traffic and speeding:

european_union_250x250-w64On November 7th 2014 the EU adopted the Cross-Border Enforcement Directive. Drivers in most European states will see fines for some driving offences committed abroad sent to their home country. The directive covers eight offences: Drink driving, driving under the influence of drugs, speeding, running a red light, not wearing a seatbelt, motorcyclists not wearing a crash helmet, driving on the hard shoulder and using a mobile phone while driving. Foreign offenders will be fined the penalty payable in the country of the offence, even if fines vary across Europe.There is, however, no formal procedure to force payment at the moment. And the UK, Ireland and Denmark chose to not sign the treaty. Also it needs to be remembered that this procedure is in place only for automatic offences that occur (such as a speed trap). In other cases the driver stopped will be required to pay in cash.

 

Speed limits and typical fine, by country
Country +21 km/h
fine (euro)
Albania 40 90 110 ??
Austria 50 100 130 50
Belgium 50 90 120 105-200
Bulgaria 50 90 140 max 15
Bosnia and Herzegovina 50 80 130 ??
Croatia 50 90 140 15-30
Czech Republic 50 90 130 ??
Denmark 50 80 130 200-405
Estonia 50 90 110 40-80
Finland 50 100 120 312-1140
France 50 90 130 135
Germany 50 100 130 70-80
Greece 50 90 130 100
Hungary 50 90 130 max 120
Ireland 48 96 112 80
Italy 50 90 130 143
Kosovo 50 80 130 ??
Latvia 50 90 110 ??
Lithuania 50 90 130 28-86
Luxembourg 50 90 130 145
Netherlands 50 80 130 121-157
best in classNorway 50 70/80/90 100/110 594-788
Poland 50 90 140 48
Portugal 50 90 120 60-600
Rumania 50 90 130 9-18
Spain 50 90 120 100-300
Serbia 50 80 120 ??
Slovakia 50 90 130 ??
Slovenia 50 90 110 ??
Sweden 50 90 120 300-345
Switzerland 50 80 120 216-500
Turkey 50 90 120 35
United Kingdom 48 96 112 95

12 Comments

  1. Dmitry K.
    2015.10.14 @ 12:30

    For Lithuania
    (half of minimum fine is given when it’s a first violation during a year period)
    Speeding:
    <10 km/h – warning (valid for 1 year since issued)
    10-20 km/h – 11-28 euro
    20-30km/h – 28-86 euro
    30-40 km/h – 115-173 euro
    for <2 year driving exp. 30-40 km/h – 115-173 euro and DL withdrawn for 3-6 m.
    40-50 km/h – 173-231 euro
    for <2 year driving exp. 40-50 km/h – 173-231 euro and DL withdrawn for 6-12 m.
    50 km/h and more – 289-434 euro and DL withdrawn for 1-6 m.
    for <2 year driving exp. 50 km/h and more – 289-434 euro and DL withdrawn for 12-18 m.
    having no DL 50 km/h and more – 434-724 euro

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  2. Stefan Smith
    2015.10.08 @ 02:07

    Important in Austria, exist a lot o speed cameras, sometimes you don’t see, are inside a metal box.
    But the big problem is at the autobahn’s, you need a 3D sticker installed at the left side, in the middle of your windscreen.

    The Sticker cost is 80 Euros and is valid until one year or 08 Euros valid until 10 days, the speed cameras find this stickers optically, if you don’t have automatically you will receive a ticket of 120 Euros(you can buy at the gas stations).

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  3. Gustavo
    2015.09.27 @ 14:05

    Hi, good information, do you know if there is a website where I can check if my car (plate #) has fine pending to be paid? i.e. if I was speeding and a trafic camera took me a picture? I am interested mainly in Austria.

    Thank you

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  4. Giuseppe
    2015.09.18 @ 11:45

    Hey,
    well done with your site, bravo!

    Plenty of useful informations in a hassle-free, nice and clear design, with a lot of good sense and a bit of humour.
    It’s not so common, lately, in this dumb era of the internet.
    So… grazie!

    G.

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  5. Polish man
    2015.05.20 @ 01:30

    in Finland it’s ONLY 50 in side city limit’s an 80 out side, there is no highway’s there…

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    • TerjeEnge
      2015.06.18 @ 23:17

      No highways in Finland? I think you are wrong …

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  6. Peter
    2015.04.23 @ 04:04

    Hi Terje,
    A briliant site! Congrats! Drivers need it. It’s only a pity that you didn’t emphasize that in Germany there is still no general speed limit and there are places you can legaly see a ‘3xx’ number on your speedometer. I have a comment/correction for Poland for you. Can I have your email address?
    Peter

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    • TerjeEnge
      2015.06.18 @ 22:48

      Thank You, Peter. Sorry I’m late with this response, this is my mail: terje@enge.no.
      And I thought that the message that Germany still has a no-limit speed was clear – it’s written in the subtitle.
      But it should be clearer – I’ll improve this. THX for hint :)

      Reply

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