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Drastic increase in road traffic offence fines proposed

By  Jul 07, 2019

The Croatian government sent this week to the parliament the Road Safety Bill, which provides for much stricter fines in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities.

"Based on numerous analyses and in close cooperation with the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, we have proposed amendments that significantly increase fines, define the minimum duration of driving disqualifications and regulate and increase negative points for the eight most serious traffic offences," Minister of the Interior Davor Bozinovic said while presenting the new bill.

Under the new bill, present fines of between HRK 5,000 (EUR 675) and 15,000 (EUR 2,000) would be increased to between HRK 10,000 (EUR 1,350) and 20,000 (EUR 2,700) for the eight most serious traffic violations - driving in the opposite direction on motorways, exceeding the speed limit in a built-up area by over 50 km/h, deliberately running a red light, refusing to take a test for alcohol or drugs, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a blood alcohol level of 1.5 g/kg and higher, driving before acquiring a driving licence or while the driving licence is suspended or revoked.

Bozinovic said that a task force had already been set up to monitor the effect of the proposed measures and propose changes and additional improvements if necessary.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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