Czech-Republic

Published 9.10.2017 | Last update 7.7.2019 | €1 = CZK26

The Czech Republic (Czechia) 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Although fines are low, your license are withdrawn at relatively low speeds.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
Fine +21km/h €38 €38 €19 €19 €19
Fine +41km/h €192-384 €192-384 €192-384 €192-384 €192-384
LICENSE conditionally(1 40 70 120 140 170
LICENSE unconditionally(2 60 90 140 160 180
 1) Conditionally, eg. if you have committed another speeding offence within the last year.
2) Witdrawal period: 6-12 months.
CROSS-COUNTRY FINES:
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.
The official measure tolerances are 3 km/h for speeds up to 100 km/h and 3 % of 101 km/h and above. The police does, however, not always follow these rules. Rumours say that you are safe within +10 km/h in urban areas and within +20 km/h outside.
Police cars are almost always in civil – Mostly Skoda, some VW Passat and Ford Mondeo. They always have dark rear windows.
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.

Important links:

The Czech Republic in detail :
€1 = CZK26 Violation Fine (CZK) Fine (Euro) Points
+0-5 km/h 500(1 19
+6-19 km/h 500(1 19 2
+20-39 km/h 1000(2 38 3
LICENSE(5 +40 km/h and more 5 000-10 000(3 192-384 5
+0-10 km/h 500(1 19
+11-29 km/h 500(1 19 2
+30-49 km/h 1000(2 38 3
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.
Points:

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).

9 Comments

  1. Paskel Andazz
    17.12.2019 @ 16:04

    How much time does the Magistrát in CR have to notify a fine. I got fined for illegal parking in June and they sent me the fine only by the end of December, is there an expiry date for notification?

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    • DenisCZ
      24.02.2020 @ 00:55

      Since July 1, 2017, there is new Act of Offences and Proceedings on Offences, no. 250/2016 Coll. Until one year after offence, the administrative authority (municipality – magistrát/městský úřad) must initiate an offense proceedings or issue an offense order and impose a fine and end of proceeding. (ATTENTION !!! – The call for payment of a specified amount is not the initiation of an administrative procedure, but a kind of petition – pay and we forget that something has happened – a legal bribe). If he does not, the offense is done. If the proceedings are then commenced within one year, then the time-limit is restarted and a new time-limit begins to run, by which time it must take a decision that the person is guilty. The deadline restarts again. If the accused appeals the offense, the appellate body must decide again within one year of the guilty decision and confirm the decision. However, if it annuls the decision due to a defect in the decision, then the administrative authority of the first instance again runs the period of one year to issue a corrective decision. The maximum time to end an agenda administration is 3 years by the law.

      If the appellate body decides that the decision is in order, then the offender has 2 months to bring an administrative action before the court and has the right to file a suspensive effect of this decision, which must be duly substantiated and the court may or may not comply.

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  2. Vic
    26.10.2019 @ 09:12

    Will there be any follow-up if I don’t pay a speed ticket? I am not living in Czech republic.

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    • DenisCZ
      24.02.2020 @ 00:32

      Probably not, the authorities in the Czech Republic are overloeaded by the offense agenda. It is very unlikely that if you do not pay for the sum requested pursuant to Section 125h of Act No. 361/2000 Coll., The Road Traffic Act, it is possible to proceed with the vehicle operator pursuant to Section 125f, where the fine is usually higher, but the less likely this payment is. The best way is to write that someone was driving as a real person living in abroad, not real driver. First name, surname, birth, permanent residence are sufficient. The possibility of recovery of such amount is zero, the call for payment under § 125h has no legal effect. Another interesting fact is that the continuation of proceedings is subject to the obligation to communicate with a foreigner in his / her native language, which is an additional unbearable burden for the administrative authority. They can shave many obedient Czech sheeps before they deal with one resisting foreigner. 🙂

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      • DenisCZ
        24.02.2020 @ 00:35

        Especially in the Prague. Where did the camera catch you during a traffic offense?

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  3. DenisCZ
    26.02.2019 @ 02:15

    Most likely nothing. In the vast majority of cases, hidden vehicles in police vehicles stop the measured vehicles immediately. In the absolute minimum, only domestic citizens are being sent a call, where the police or an administrative body tries to find out who is driving the vehicle from the vehicle owner. Thereafter starting administrative procedure with vehicle owner or the driver will be commenced if he admits driving and if the guilty person is found guilty, he or she will have to pay fine. However, this applies only to citizens of the Czech Republic. European system – EUCARIS border enforcement fines system in the Czech Republic do not work so far and fines are only sent to Czech vehicle owners, not to foreigners abroad. In addition, only in case stationary radars offenses. But no one knows how long this will work, it is likely that this will change in the future and the authorities will send to foreign operators as well. For example, according to the web resource below, it is only (since August 2018) sent to neighboring states vehicle owners – 18,300 Slovak and 16,300 Polen. So if your car on UK licence plate has measured by hidden designed police car and they has not stopped you, I am sure you can be absolutely stay in calm.

    I apologize for my poor knowledge of English. 🙂

    Read more (in Czech) at: https://www.idnes.cz/zpravy/domaci/pokuta-rychlost-prekroceni-eu-udaje-o-ridicich-dopravni-predpisy-cesko-rakousko-nemecko-francie.A181003_194136_domaci_evam

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  4. David
    14.11.2018 @ 21:49

    I have an UK license plate and I’ve been flashed by a speed radar from patrolling police car — what will happen now? Will they enforce the law by sending it to UK authorities or is this rather unlikely?

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  5. Syed
    11.04.2018 @ 10:51

    hi anass you have to pay it by bank transfer which the police officer should have given you a paper for, which should have the account number written on it.

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  6. Anass
    22.03.2018 @ 07:23

    How do i pay a traffic ticket online?

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