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Speeding: Fines are very heavy for speeding. Police can impose a fine and collect a quarter of the maximum fine (giving a receipt for the paid amount). Fines for speeding and other serious offences that occur between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. are increased by a third. Average speed limits are the norm on motorways - called the Tutor system.
Lights: Dipped headlights are compulsory during the day outside built-up areas and during periods of snow rain or poor visibility. Rear fog lights may only be used when there is heavy rain or snow or when visibility is less than 50 metres. Lights must always be switched on in tunnels.
Reflective Safety Vests and Warning Triangle: Warning Triangles are compulsory in cars. Drivers are required to wear a Reflective Safety Vest if they exit the vehicle when it is broken down at night or when the visibility is poor. It's worth checking with your car rental company that they are in the vehicle before leaving the car park.
Snow Chains: Must be used if signs indicate, between 15th October and the 15th April, or at other times if conditions dictate.
Radar Detectors: The transportation or use of radar detectors is prohibited. Breaking this law can result in fines between €708 and €2834 and mean the confiscation of the device.
This content was last reviewed on 11/01/2017