Published 9.10.2017 | Last update 9.10.2017 | €1 = CZK26
The Czech Republic is relatively mild on fines, but provides a tough regime when it comes to license withdrawals. There are, however, not too many speed controls.
Like most Eastern European countries driving and drinking is a complete no-no.
Although fines are low, your license are withdrawn at relatively low speeds.
|Important numbers :|
|Limit – km/h||20||50||90||110||130|
| 1) Conditionally, eg. if you have committed another speeding offence within the last year.
2) Witdrawal period: 6-12 months.
Be aware that as the owner of a car you are responsible for all fines due to automatic traffic surveillance (speed measurement, red-light crossing and more) if the police can not catch the driver.
Most measurements are visible with roadside boxes, calibration lines on the road and cameras above. A warning is common, but is not required by the law. Sometimes the speed is measured by induction loops in the road.
Radar detectors are legal but laser jammers cause 5.000 – 10.000 CZK, zero points and a license withdrawal.
- The Czech Traffic Law (in Czech).
|The Czech Republic in detail :|
|€1 = CZK26||Violation||Fine (CZK)||Fine (Euro)||Points|
|LICENSE(5||+40 km/h and more||5 000-10 000(3||192-384||5|
|LICENSE(5||+50 km/h and more||5 000-10 000(3||192-384||5|
|1) Minimum, up to 1000 CZK/18 EUR – it depends on the police and the traffic conditions
2) Minimum, up to 2500 CZK/96 EUR – it depends on the police and the traffic conditions.
3) Will be solved by the police administration. Expect license withdrawal and 5 points.
Values in Euro are approximate.
In the Czech Republic you start with zero points. With no point offences in the last year, 4 points will be deducted. If you get 12 points your license will be withdrawn for one year. This means that you will have to take a new drivers license test to keep your license.
In addition to the speeding offences above, these offences will reward you with points (there are many more):
- Using a mobile phone while driving: 2 points
- Not using seat belt/helmet: 3 points
- Illegal overtaking: 7 points
- Not stopping before a red light or a stop sign: 5 points
- Drinking and driving, from 0.3 g/l in blood sample: 7 points
More on Czech points at the Czech Traffic Law (in Czech).