2018年02月02日

6 questions and answers about fines abroad

The most common type of offense for you (as in the Czech Republic) is a fine, of course, is over speeding. We also know from our own experience that, for example, the French or foreign police in safety vest do not hesitate to send a call for a fine of tens of Euros for a deviation from the speed limit of four kilometers per hour. We bring the answers to the questions that most frequently offer in connection with fines from traffic police:
1) From what countries and which offenses can a call for a fine arise?
At present, the relevant letters are sent to the Czech Republic by the police authorities from Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Scandinavian states. It is precisely defined what can be enforced in this way "across borders.” These are eight serious misdemeanors. Specifically, it is illegal speed, red jump at junction, non-driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of other narcotics, telephoning during driving, lane riding and, in the case of bikers, riding without a helmet.

2) How high the fines can be?
Usually, but it is not the rule, as we are writing at the very beginning of the article, foreign police in reflective uniform will invite foreigners to pay a fine if the offense is valued by a tax higher than seventy euro. It is always a part of the letter that arrives and the address of the owner of the vehicle also a period in which you do not have to pay. If it does not, the tax is increasing, for example, in France, by fifty percent, and then increasing.

3) What happens if I do not pay at all?
You do not have to worry about going to the Police of the Czech Republic. It does not deal with offenses committed abroad. So, if you know that, for example, you will never live in Australia anymore, you do not actually pay for anything, however, it is very grave that you will need airport check when you visit the country where you (or your vehicle) of detention papers and forced to pay a much higher tax at that time.

4) Where the highest fines are threatened
If we limit ourselves to the current countries of the European Union, it is definitely in the UK. There you can get a fine of up to CZK 180,000 for exceeding the permitted limit of alcohol in the blood while driving (the limit is relatively high - 0.8 per mile). In Denmark, you can even have a car. That is when you drive over two miles.

The highest penalty for poor parking is in Spain - 200 Euros, in Italy, it is good to avoid making calls during the proceedings, - and the fine is 230 Euros. Just a little less (200 or 160 Euros) for this activity in the Netherlands and Denmark.
In Germany, bikers are punished with hundreds of Euros for driving in the jam on the highway between cars and motorcar drivers by the same amount as they drive from the right.

5) How is it mandatory? Is it just from the Czech Republic?
It is not enough. Each state has the right to determine its list of mandatory equipment that the vehicle on its roads must contain. For example, reflex vests must be for each crewmember in Italy, France, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Finland. The fire extinguisher is obliged to drive in Poland, Greece and Lithuania. Furthermore, if you drive bicycles behind a vehicle, you must have a reflective plate behind them, and in France, you must not drive the motorcycle without protective gloves.

6) What types of offenses can surprise the Czech citizens abroad?
There are quite a lot. For example, in Italy, Greece, the UK, Scotland and Cyprus, there is a fine for smoking in a vehicle where children are also traveling with you. Somewhere (Greece and the UK) there is a border of children under the age of twelve, but for example in Italy it is up to 17 and in Scotland under 18. In addition to children, this measure also applies to pregnant women.
  


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