Last update 4.4.2018 | Published 24.5.2004

Although Luxembourg is a tiny country, it has its own, very special, legal system

And Luxembourg has a comprehensive fine catalog on everything from no foreign license (€12 – foreigners only) to overtaking on a bridge (€75). It seems strange then, that there is no license withdrawal at all.

The important numbers :
Limit – km/h 50 90 130(1
Fine +21km/h €49 €49 €49
Fine +41km/h €145 €145
LICENSE )2 79 km/h 141 km/h 202 km/h
1) 110 km/h during rain
2) Fine, license withdrawal and jail term decided by court
3 km/h for speed cameras.
Speed cameras was introduced to Luxembourg in 2016. In addition there are police hiding in the bushes with hand-held radars, most common in towns. They also have civilian cars with cameras.
Be aware: The possesion of any radar-jammers or detector is prohibited and may be sentenced with jail from 8 days up to 3 years.
You can find more at The Police Grand Ducale website.

Speeding and other traffic offences are subject to on-the-spot fines – if you do not pay the police may take your vehicle in custody for up to 48 hours and you may have to go to court.

Luxembourg in detail :
Violation Fine
+ 4-15 km/h €49
+ 16-28 km/h €145
LICENSE (1 + 29 km/h
+ 4-24 km/h €49
+ 25-50 km/h €145
LICENSE (1 + 51 km/h
+ 5-30 km/h €49
+ 31-71 km/h €145
LICENSE (1 + 72 km/h
1) Fine, license withdrawal and jail term decided by court.


  1. Fiona
    11.03.2019 @ 12:56

    I just got a letter from the police about me speeding on a motorway. They were doing works and the speed limit had been reduced to 70km/h, but it was 22:16 and there was very little traffic, so I was driving at 116km/h (retenue: 112km/h).
    However, there is no mention of a fine, only some forms saying that if I want to contest it then I have to do so within 45 days.
    Is that because the punishment would be more than a fine (ie. points on license because it was over +50% of the speed limit)? Should I contest it due to the works and the time of day, or should I just ask them what the punishment is and how I should pay?
    Thanks for any help in advance!


  2. Shirley Jones
    24.10.2018 @ 21:23

    Just had a fine notice from Luxembourg but states they are using 72kmph in a 70kmph zone as my infringement – this doesn’t seem to chime with the list – any change recently. The paperwork got home before I did (24hrs v 48!)


  3. Mike Preater
    06.09.2018 @ 13:34

    I received 3 speeding fines driving in Luxembourg in July 2018 each one 49 Euros but they have spelt my surname wrong. What should I do?


  4. Alain
    28.01.2018 @ 00:54

    Ok, anybody going to say something about how to challenge such a fine?
    I am conviced I got one unjusrfully.
    And I heard some Police in LUX have the habit of stretching the law a bit too far sometimes…



  5. Tim
    22.07.2016 @ 11:29


    The information above is not correct.

    Basically, there are 3 types of speed violation in Luxembourg:

    1. Basic violation of speed limit
    up to +15km/h in a city
    up to +20km/h outside the city
    up to +25km/h on a highways
    Fine: 49 EUR

    2. Strong violation of speed limit
    Higher than basic violation, up to +50% of allowed speed but not less than +20km/h
    Fine: 145 EUR + 2 points

    3. Very strong violation of speed limit
    More that +50% to the allowed speed but not less than +20km/h
    Sanctions: fine, license withdrawal and jail term to be decides by court.

    Official information on fines:
    Actual fines (with tolerance):

    20 fixed radars and 10 mobile radars are operating in the country.


    • TerjeEnge
      26.01.2017 @ 21:22

      Thank you, Tim!
      It took a while, but finally your corrections are up 🙂


      • denny paul
        09.03.2019 @ 09:27

        what if I can not pay the small fine…..


  6. dejan
    30.01.2016 @ 21:59

    there is now fix cameras from 2016. they got me 2 times . only 10 km over limit. hope for small ticket . so dont drive 2 fast .


  7. Mark Layton
    18.12.2015 @ 13:38

    Luxembourg seems to have the most lenient motoring regime in Europe; what a shame the country is so small. They do have some good roads though.


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