Luxembourg

Last update 7.7.2019 | 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
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.
TOLERANCE:
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.

9 Comments

  1. Fiona
    11.03.2019 @ 12:56

    Hi,
    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!

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  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!)

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  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?

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  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…

    Thanks

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  5. Tim
    22.07.2016 @ 11:29

    Hi!

    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:
    http://www.police.public.lu/fr/espace-usagers-route/conseils-pratiques-csa/sanctions/index.html
    Actual fines (with tolerance):
    http://www.police.public.lu/fr/espace-usagers-route/conseils-pratiques-csa/marges/index.html

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

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    • TerjeEnge
      26.01.2017 @ 21:22

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

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      • denny paul
        09.03.2019 @ 09:27

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

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  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 .

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  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.

    Reply

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