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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #361
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I find it hard to believe you have speed limit signs saying 56kph in Poland.

Anyway. Why is everyone quoting mph here?
I'm currently in the States.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #362
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In general most Poles drive like this which will NOT change unless we have sufficient amount of highways and expressways
That's no excuse for driving so fast. 100km/h within city limits is totally insane.

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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #363
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But what do You mean by 'within city limits'?
When I said about driving 100 km/h I meant a drive-thru road, a kind of a within the city-bypass.
Ofcourse driving 100km/h on regular roads in city is stupidity

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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #364
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a lot of people drive 100 kmh on the ringroad of Zwolle (where 70 is allowed).

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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #365
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What about speed fines in your country?

within city limits:
+10km/h = € 39
+20km/h = € 93
+30km/h = € 170
+40km/h = € 300
+50km/h = € 430 + drivers license revoked

outside city limits:
+10km/h = € 36
+20km/h = € 88
+30km/h = € 160
+40km/h = € 280
+50km/h = € 340 + drivers license revoked

motorways:
+10km/h = € 34
+20km/h = € 83
+30km/h = € 149
+40km/h = € 234
+50km/h = € 370 + drivers license revoked
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Old March 18th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #366
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POLAND:

+ 11 - 20 km/h 50 - 100 PLN (15 - 30€)
+ 21 - 30 km/h 100 - 200 PLN (30 - 60€)
+ 31 - 40 km/h 200 - 300 PLN (60 - 90€)
+ 41 - 50 km/h 300 - 400 PLN (90 - 120€)
over 51 km/h 400 - 500 PLN (120 - 150€)
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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:25 AM   #367
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10km/h - 14km/h: R250 (US$30, €20)
15km/h - 19km/h: R500
20km/h - 24km/h: R750
25km/h - 29km/h: R1000
30km/h - 34km/h: R1500
35km/h - 39km/h: R2500
>=40km/h: court appearance
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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #368
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For Greece:

+20Km/h : 40 €
+20-30Km/h:100 €
>+30Km/h :350 € + Drivers license revoked for 2 months

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Old March 19th, 2008, 01:48 PM   #369
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In Estonia:

+20 km/h - up to 38 €
+21-40 km/h - up to 190 €
>+40km/h - up to 765 € or jail.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #370
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American drivers are slowpokes compared to you guys.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #371
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As far as I know, Norway has both the lowest speed limits, and the highest speeding fines of the world:
60 km/h and lower limit
1-5 km/h 600 kr
6-10 km/h 1600 kr
11-15 km/h 2900 kr
16-20 km/h 4200 kr
21-25 km/h 6500 kr

70 km/h and higher limit
1-5 km/h 600 kr
6-10 km/h 1600 kr
11-15 km/h 2600 kr
16-20 km/h 3600 kr
21-25 km/h 4900 kr
26-30 km/h 6500 kr
31-35 km/h 7800 kr

1 NOK=0.124 EUR = 0.194 USD

Speeding above these intervals leads to a criminal case, a suspension of the license and perhaps even imprisonment.

Still, most people drive a little bit above the speed limit. Unfortunately, my only fine in my 20 years or so driving career was 6500 kr (honestly, I did not notice the sign as and this was a rural area, but I guess that's what they all say....)
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #372
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explanation for these points in flensburg: if you have collected 18 of them, you'll loose your driver's license. if you have collected 14, you have to pass a test again, but if you do nothing or don't pass the test, you'll loose your license. flensburg is the location of the "Central Register of Traffic Offenders". of course you can also collect them by breaking other traffic laws.

km/h too fast.....fine.....points in flensburg.....months you're banned from driving

in the city:

1-10.....15€.....0.....0
11-15.....25€.....0.....0
16-20.....35€.....0.....0
21-25.....50€.....1.....0
26-30.....60€.....3.....0
31-40.....100€.....3.....1
41-50.....125€.....4.....1
51-60.....175€.....4.....2
61-70.....300€.....4.....3
+71.....425€.....4.....3

outside the city (all types of road)

1-10.....10€.....0.....0
11-15.....20€.....0.....0
16-20.....30€.....0.....0
21-25.....40€.....1.....0
26-30.....50€.....3.....0
31-40.....75€.....3.....0
41-50.....100€.....3.....1
51-60.....150€.....4.....1
61-70.....275€.....4.....2
+71.....375€.....4.....3

there are additional rules if you break spped limits twice or more in one year.
there is also a tolerance range of 3km/h when driving less than 100km/h and 3% of your speed when driving more than 100km/h.

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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #373
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Quite a difference between Germany and the Netherlands.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #374
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They are more or like the same as in Poland

When I see sth like this:

>+40km/h - up to 765 € or jail.
>=40km/h: court appearance
+50km/h = € 370 + drivers license revoked

I'm happy to be living in Poland
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #375
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Not more than 10 kilometres an hour $30 (€17)
10 kilometres an hour -15 kilometres an hour $80 (€45)
15 kilometres an hour -20 kilometres an hour $120 (€67)
20 kilometres an hour -25 kilometres an hour $170 (€95)
25 kilometres an hour -30 kilometres an hour $230 (€129)
30 kilometres an hour -35 kilometres an hour $300 (€168)
35 kilometres an hour -40 kilometres an hour $400 (€224)
40 kilometres an hour -45 kilometres an hour $510 (€286)
45 kilometres an hour -50 kilometres an hour $630 (€353)
More than 50 kilometres an hour mandatory 28 day licence suspension and depending on circumstances a fine not exceeding $4,500 (€2520)
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #376
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Well it's in Spanish. The first row says "Limit | 30 | 40 | 50 | ...(km/h) | Fine". In the "Fine" column you can see the punishment in €uros and points. The Spanish driving licenses follow a point system. It means that you can lose your points (or even your driving license) if you are caught making traffic offences. The new drivers (< 3 years) are given 8 points, while the "normal" drivers are given 12. If you lose your driving license you need to return to the driving school in order to re-educate yourself.

For example if you are caught driving at 100 km/h in a road limited to 50 km/h, you will lose €450 and 6 points.
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For example if you are caught driving at 100 km/h in a road limited to 50 km/h, you will lose €450 and 6 points.

wow, there are really big differences!
in germany (you'd pay 125€, get 4 points (remember that you need 18 points to redo the driving school...so theorhetically you can do it 4 times (=500€ if not done in the same year, on the contrary spain for 1 time is already 450€) without loosing your license, while in spain, your score is 0 (equivalent to german 18 points) when you do that a 2nd time.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:01 AM   #378
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How many tickets did you guys get for speeding past year?

I got one for doing 40 km/h over the limit on a deserted highway and a bunch of tickets for going 5 - 9 km/h to fast. 40 km/h over the limit was something like 195 euro, the others between 14 and 39 euro.

Outside the Netherlands I got two for speeding in the US, one in Lousiana and one in Texas, both for doing around 20 mph over the limit on the I-10. Both fines were about 250$ each. And I was stopped in Croatia, couldn't understand what the cop was saying and was quite sure I wasn't speeding but had to pay 75 euro anyway.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:18 AM   #379
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never the only ticket I ever got was for parking too long and it was only 5€. but I'm young, the day that they'll catch me will come someday, I know that
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Old March 21st, 2008, 10:29 AM   #380
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How many tickets did you guys get for speeding past year?
Not a single one. But it does not mean I wasn't speeding
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