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The European Traffic Index
Last update 5.2.2020 | First published 15.1.2017
European traffic fines compared
– Common traffic fines are compared across 35 countries in Europe. It is obvious where you should show extra care and avoid any violations. Norway and Estonia come out on top while Poland and Germany are close to bottom.
The European mean value of the fines is set to 100%. This makes it easy to compare the fines in any country to another.
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percentage of European mean :
0 – 50%
51 – 100%
101 – 200%
201% – 500%
Alcohol in ‰. Fines in €. Index in % of European mean value
50% deductions are included for Slovenia and Spain. A deduction of €45 is included for France.
Pay on-the-spot or within days if you are a local. Otherwise the fine will double to 100% in Slovenia and Spain. In France the fine will be €135.Click any symbol to sort.
The hamburger is index in percentage of European mean, the gray hamburger is index corrected for purchasing power.
Fines for 4 common traffic offenses are included. Driving at 71km/h in urban ares, mobile use without a handsfree, violation of a no passing sign, and red light crossing.
This index was inspired by The Big Mac Index. Wikipedia will explain. The extra index is adjusted for purchasing power parity, PPS.
The fine for +21 km/h is still unknown and difficult to find for many countries. Any info will be appreciated. Please comment below 🙂
Traffic fines and Burger index per country
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The graphic Burger index.
Adjusted for purchasing power parity.