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First published 2004.05.20 | Last update 2014.12.21

European Speed Tickets and Police Reactions

The only almost complete Web reference on European speeding, speed tickets and police reactions

Information on this is difficult to find:
My aim is to make this web the ultimate source on European speed limits, fines and police reactions.
I appreciate any comments, corrections or hints. You may do this at the bottom of each page. Thank You!

European license withdrawals and jail sentencesClick the chart for a graphical comparison on European license withdrawals and jail sentences.
Note that Norway is the only country will land you in jail – even before other countries even withdraw your license.

Deaths per billion km driven in different countriesClick the chart for a graphical comparison on deaths per billion km driven in different countries.
Educated assumption: There is no correlation whatsoever between vehicle speeds (or speed enforcement) and accident rate in different countries.
Are other factors more important in determining national accident rates than speed?

Some interesting (and fact-based) speeding links:
This 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.
  The important numbers :
Country Type of road town country motorway
 details on Austria
Austria
Common speed-limit 50 100 130
License withdrawn 90 150 180
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Belgium
Belgium
Common speed-limit 50 90 120
License withdrawn 80 130 160
Jail sentence ( ? ) - - -
 details on Denmark
Denmark
Common speed-limit 50 80 130
License withdrawn
(by repeated offences only)
80 128 160
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Finland
Finland
Common speed-limit 50 100 120
License withdrawn 76 140 160
Jail sentence - - -
 details on France
France
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 90 130 170
Jail sentence
(by repeated offences only)
100 140 180
 details on Germany
Germany
Common speed-limit 50 100 -
License withdrawn 80 140 -
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Great Britain
Great Britain
Common speed-limit 48 96 112
License withdrawn 95 145 160
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Ireland
Ireland
Common speed-limit 48 96 112
License withdrawn - - -
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Italy
Italy
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn 90 130 170
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Common speed-limit 50 90 130
License withdrawn - - -
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Netherlands
Netherlands
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 100 130 170
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Norway
Norway
Common speed-limit 50 80 100
License withdrawn 76 116 136
Jail sentence ( unconditional ) 97 131 151
 details on Poland
Poland
Common speed-limit 50 90 140
License withdrawn - - -
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Portugal
Portugal
Common speed-limit 50 90 120
License withdrawn 80 120 150
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Spain
Spain
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 91 141 181
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Sweden
Sweden
Common speed-limit 50 90 110
License withdrawn 80 120 140
Jail sentence - - -
 details on Switzerland
Switzerland
Common speed-limit 50 80 120
License withdrawn 75 110 155
Jail sentence - - -

Liechtenstein5080-??

  Speed limits and typical fine, by country :
Country limit
town
limit
country
limit
motorway
+20 km/h speeding
fine (euro)
Albania 40 90 110 ??
Austria 50 100 130 45
Belgium 50 90 120 min 200
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
Estonia 50 90 110 ??
Finland 50 100 120 110
France 50 90 130 min 90
Germany 50 100 130 30-40
Great Britain 48 96 112 160
Greece 50 90 130 30-60
Hungary 50 90 130 max 120
Ireland 48 96 112 80
Italy 50 90 130 min 125
Kosovo 50 80 130 ??
Latvia 50 90 110 ??
Lithuania 50 90 130 ??
Luxembourg 50 90 130 50
Netherlands 50 80 130 52-104
best in classNorway 50 70/80 90/100/110 460
Poland 50 90 140 min 35
Portugal 50 90 120 min 50
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 90 120 125-150
Switzerland 50 80 120 120-305
Turkey 50 90 120 35

One Comment

  1. Terje Enge
    2014.12.15 @ 22:48

    Testing comments on my new web :)

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