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First published 2004.05.20 | Last update 2015.01.12

European Speed Limits, Fines and Police Reactions

european_union_250x250-w32The only almost complete Web reference on European speeding, speed tickets and police reactions

This is the ultimate source on European speed limits, fines and police reactions.
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The important numbers
Country country_50x33 town_50x33 motorway_50x33
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Austria
Common speed-limit 50 100 130
License withdrawn 90 150 180
Fine +20 km/h €20 €50 €30
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Belgium
Common speed-limit 50 90 120
License withdrawn 80 130 160
Fine +20 km/h €150 €150 €150
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Denmark
Common speed-limit 50 80 130
License withdrawn conditionally 80 128 160
Fine +20 km/h €405 €200 €335
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Finland
Common speed-limit 50 100 120
License withdrawn 76 140 160
Fine +20 km/h €115 €115 €115
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France
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 90 130 170
Jail sentenceconditionally 100 140 180
Fine +20 km/h €135 €135 €135
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Germany
Common speed-limit 50 100 130
License withdrawn 80 140 171
Fine +20 km/h €35 €30 €30
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Greece
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 80 120 160
Fine +20 km/h €40 €40 €40
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Ireland
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn - - -
Fine +20 km/h €80 €80 €80
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Italy
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 90 130 170
Fine +20 km/h €143 €143 €143
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Luxembourg
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn - - -
Fine +20 km/h €50 €50 €50
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Netherlands
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 100 130 170
Fine +20 km/h €147 €139 €112
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Norway
Common speed-limit 50 80 100
License withdrawn 76 116 141
Jail sentenceunconditionally 96 136 165
Fine +20 km/h €500 €436 €436
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Poland
Common speed-limit 50 90 140
License withdrawn - - -
Fine +20 km/h 24 24 24
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Portugal
Common speed-limit 50 90 120
License withdrawn 90 160 180
Fine +20 km/h €300 €200 €200
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Spain
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 91 141 181
Fine +20 km/h(1 €100 €100 €100
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Sweden
Common speed-limit 50 90 110
License withdrawn 80 120 140
Fine +20 km/h €300 €260 €260
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Switzerland
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 75 110 155
Fine +20 km/h €333 €200 €150
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United Kingdom
Common speed-limit 48 96 112
License withdrawn 95 145 160
Fine +20 km/h €95 €95 €95
conditionally: By repeated offences only
unconditionally: Minimum 18 days
1) Reduced with 50% if you pay on the spot or within 15 days
arrow_right_us_100x50This is no call for unlawful behavior:
Drive safely and remember that speed does not necessarily kill. There is ONLY ONE WAY for drivers to set their speed at a safe level:
They must always choose a speed that allows them to stop comfortably, on their own side of the road, within the distance that they can guarantee to be clear.
Fines, license witdrawals and road deaths per country
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Speeding fines at +20 km/h Speed for license withdrawal Road traffic mortality rate
How much you will pay for 20 kilometers more in Europe. When you will lose your drivers license in Europe. The risk of driving in Europe.

More interesting links to traffic and speeding:

european_union_250x250-w64On November 7th 2014 the EU adopted the Cross-Border Enforcement Directive. Drivers in most European states will see fines for some driving offences committed abroad sent to their home country. The directive covers eight offences: Drink driving, driving under the influence of drugs, speeding, running a red light, not wearing a seatbelt, motorcyclists not wearing a crash helmet, driving on the hard shoulder and using a mobile phone while driving. Foreign offenders will be fined the penalty payable in the country of the offence, even if fines vary across Europe.There is, however, no formal procedure to force payment at the moment. And the UK, Ireland and Denmark chose to not sign the treaty. Also it needs to be remembered that this procedure is in place only for automatic offences that occur (such as a speed trap). In other cases the driver stopped will be required to pay in cash.

 

Speed limits and typical fine, by country
Country country_50x33 town_50x33 motorway_50x33 +20 km/h
fine (euro)
Albania 40 90 110 ??
Austria 50 100 130 20-50
Belgium 50 90 120 150
Bulgaria 50 90 140 max 15
Bosnia and Herzegovina 50 80 130 ??
Croatia 50 90 140 15-30
Czech Republic 50 90 130 ??
Denmark 50 80 130 200-405
Estonia 50 90 110 ??
Finland 50 100 120 115
France 50 90 130 135
Germany 50 100 130 35
Greece 50 90 130 40
Hungary 50 90 130 max 120
Ireland 48 96 112 80
Italy 50 90 130 143
Kosovo 50 80 130 ??
Latvia 50 90 110 ??
Lithuania 50 90 130 ??
Luxembourg 50 90 130 50
Netherlands 50 80 130 112-147
best in classNorway 50 70/80/90 100/110 460
Poland 50 90 140 24
Portugal 50 90 120 200
Rumania 50 90 130 9-18
Spain 50 90 120 100
Serbia 50 80 120 ??
Slovakia 50 90 130 ??
Slovenia 50 90 110 ??
Sweden 50 90 120 260
Switzerland 50 80 120 150-333
Turkey 50 90 120 35
United Kingdom 48 96 112 95

One Comment

  1. Terje Enge
    2014.12.15 @ 22:48

    Testing comments on my new web :)

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