First published 2004.05.20 | Last update 2017.03.30
Speed limits, Traffic fines and Police reactions
The only almost complete Web reference on European speeding, traffic tickets and police reactions.
Speedingeurope.com – the ultimate source on European speed limits, traffic fines and police reactions.
Rules on the new portuguese point system is up.
The Big European Burger Index is now up.
Slovenia has become a full member and was added with full details on speeding.
Norway has again increased their speeding and traffic fines.
Fines and rules for Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland have been updated.
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|The important numbers
|Fine +21 km/h||€50||€50||€50|
|Fine +21 km/h||€105-200||€105-200||€105-200|
|License withdrawn conditionally||80||128||160|
|Fine +21 km/h||€405||€200||€200|
|Fine +21 km/h||€80||€40||–|
|Fine +21 km/h||€312||€260||€260|
|Fine +21 km/h||€135||€135||€135|
|Fine +21 km/h||€80||€70||€70|
|Fine +21 km/h||€100||€100||€100|
|Fine +21 km/h||€80||€80||€80|
|Fine +21 km/h||€143||€143||€143|
|Fine +21 km/h||€28-86||€28-86||€28-86|
|Fine +21 km/h||€49||€49||€49|
|Fine +21 km/h||€157||€139||€121|
|Fine +21 km/h||€923||€695||€695|
|Fine +21 km/h||48||48||48|
|Fine +21 km/h||€120-600||€60-300||€60-300|
|Fine +21 km/h||€500||€160||€80|
|Jail sentenceor heavy fine||111||161||201|
|Fine +21 km/h(2||€300||€100||€100|
|Fine +21 km/h||€345||€300||€300|
|Fine +21 km/h||€560||€374||€243|
|Fine +21 km/h||€95||€95||€95|
|conditionally: By repeated offences only
unconditionally: Minimum 18 days
1) By court only
2) Reduced with 50% if you pay on the spot or within 20 days with a Spanish identity card (NIF, NIE)
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.
|Speeding fines and license witdrawals per country|
|click any chart to enlarge|
|How much you will pay for 21 kilometers more in Europe||When you will lose your drivers license in Europe|
Good links to traffic and speeding:
- The European Commission – Tons of official information on European road safety
The European Commission – Going abroad. Traffic rules and speeding limits across Europe. Highly recommended – even with apps for your phone 🙂
- The European Transport Safety Council- News on new rules and regulations
- Wikipedia – Speeding
Wikipedia – Speed limits
Wikipedia – Speed limit enforcement
- ADAC – Die wichtigsten Temporeglen i europeischen Reiseländern (Infographic – 2008)
ADAC – Das kosten Verkehrssünden im Ausland (2009)
- AA – Touring tips Touring and traffic advice on even more European countries than covered here. Recommended.
- Canadian common sense
Canadian report (Review and Analysis of Posted Speed Limits and Speed Limit Setting Practices in British Columbia). This is a must read.
- The Asscociation of British Drivers – Speed limits
A brilliant discussion on speed limits and their impact on human behavior and accidents. They have also published Submission for the Raising of the Motorway Speed Limit.