Austria’s speeding fines are to be more than doubled from tomorrow

As of September 1, Austria will more than double its fines for speeding; the maximum fine can be as high as 5,000 euros. The aim of the increase is to make roads safer.

Austria’s speeding fines are to be more than doubled from tomorrow
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Those who exceed the permissible top speed by more than 30 kilometres per hour can be fined at least 150 euros instead of the previous 70. Those who drive more than 40 kilometres per hour faster in residential areas or more than 50 kilometres per hour outwith urban areas can be fined at least 300 instead of 150 euros.

According to Austrian Transport Minister Leonore Gewessler, the country has a big problem with drivers speeding:

“With (a speed of – the ed.) 110 in the 30s zone, with 250 on the motorway , the vehicle  becomes a weapon. There will be much tougher penalties and consequences in the future. „

The increase in fines in Austria should now ensure more safety in road traffic. From September 1st, the following fines will be imposed on drivers who disregard the applicable speed limits:

Speed limits for passenger cars in Austria

  • Built-up areas: 50 km / h
  • Carriageways: 100 km / h
  • Motorways: 130 km / h

Speed limits for HGVs in Austria

Built-up areas Single carriageways Double carriageways Motorways
Lorries and vehicles over 3.5 t and articulated buses 50 km / h 70 km / h 80 km / h 80 km / h
 + with a light trailer 50 km / h 70 km / h 80 km / h 80 km / h
 + with a heavy trailer 50 km / h 70 km / h 80 km / h 80 km / h
Lorries  over 7.5t during the night 50 km / h 60 km / h 60km / h 60 km / h
Large livestock transport 50 km / h 70 km / h 80 km / h 80 km / h
Long goods transport 50 km / h 50 km / h 80 km / h 80 km / h

 

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