Greece

Last update 4.4.2018 | First published 8.1.2015

Greek drivers rank among the EU’s most dangerous and are famous for a rather relaxed approach towards traffic regulations – which tourists tend to imitate.

 

 

Heavy penalties have been introduced to the Greek Highway Code, applicable for both local drivers and tourists.
All fines below are reduced by 50% if paid within 10 days. If not paid within 10 days, the full fine/penalty is due. Beyond that, it will not double or triple as in some other countries.

The important numbers :
Limit – km/h
50 90 130
Fine +21km/h €100 €100 €100
Fine +41km/h €350 €350 €350
LICENSE – 60 days
80 120 160
TOLERANCE:
20 km/h above the speed limit, unofficially. However, it can depend on traffic officer, type of road and type of vehicle.
All fines below are reduced by 50% if paid within 10 days. If not paid within 10 days, the full fine/penalty is due. Beyond that, it will not double or triple as in some countries.
Greece in detail :
Violation Fine Points
+ 1-20 km/h €40 0
+ 21-30 km/h €100 0
LICENSE – 60 days
+ 31 km/h €350 0
Fines and reactions may change without any warnings.
Greece_policeinfo_587x453Driving without seat belts or a helmet will not only give you a hefty fine of 350 euro but also make you lose your license for 10 days. Speakig in a mobile phone will lose your license for 60 days. Click the picture to see the official police info on this. Read more on this and other traffic fines at Living in Greece.
Points

If you accumulate 25 points in a three-year period, you lose your license
10 driving lessons and a driving test are required to get it back
It takes three (3) years from the date of violation for points to drop off your record

Credit : Living in Greece

2 Comments

  1. Heather
    30.08.2018 @ 07:21

    How long should it take for the authorities to tell you of your speeding fine. I have just been told that I activated a camera 3 years ago!

    Reply

  2. Djuka
    09.05.2018 @ 20:43

    All speed camers nicely marked with a sign (sometimes just a sign without a camera).

    Reply

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