Published 9.10.2017 | Last update 7.7.2019 | €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Although fines are low, your license are withdrawn at relatively low speeds.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.
Member of the European cross-country fine cooperation. Any traffic fine may arrive at your home address.
Fines may automatically be shared between Austria, Chech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
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 If you get 12 points your license will be withdrawn for one year.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).