Speeding: Penalties for dangerous driving and speeding by drivers are tightening across Europe. The goal is to reduce traffic accidents and car accidents. All changes in xristika.gr.
The beginning seems to be taking place in Denmark, where a court recently decided to imprison the driver and impound his car, which was driving at excessive speed.
Do you want the best? The 42-year-old driver’s car, a Porsche 911 (993) in which he was caught driving more than 100 km/h over the speed limit, has been auctioned off with the proceeds going to public coffers.
The stricter sanctions were decided a long time ago and will be implemented from the end of last March.
The specific incident was recorded the day after the new, stricter laws were implemented and the 42-year-old man, in addition to a 20-day jail term for speeding, also lost his license for 3 years!
This happened because in this case the speed limit was exceeded 100%, although it should be noted that the penalty would have been the same if the speed limit had not been so great but the driver had tested positive for breathalyzer. .
More generally, the toughening of penalties includes a 50% increase in fines for all offenses that show the driver is a danger to other road users and therefore includes illegal or impromptu racing under THE.AS.
This is happening in Denmark, where there seems to be the will to put an end to anti-social behavior on the streets.
Speeding: Do you wear a jacket when you drive? Look what fine you will pay
New KOC: The vice-president of the Athens police union, Nikos Rigas, responds to the sanctions in the new KOK as well as the anti-slip chains. What if someone wears a jacket in the car? All the details in xristika.gr.
“There is a new KOK with stricter penalties in the consultation,” initially said the vice president of the Athens police union, Nikos Rigas, while later on the occasion of what is being heard about the fine in case the driver carries a jacket, emphasized that “a driver must have freedom of movement.”
In the new KOK, penalties and fines for violations directly related to causing fatal traffic accidents are tougher.
Its key innovation will be the disconnection of the sanctions from the vehicle and its connection mainly to the driver who committed the offense, as announced by the direction of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
Speaking to OPEN, Mr. Rigas said that the new KOK is going in the right direction. As for what the driver will wear, he commented that he applies the same as before.
Finally, he mentioned the mandatory purchase of anti-slip chains in vehicles. “Vehicles must be equipped. But the most important thing is to know how to use them.”
Please note that from October 1st it is mandatory for cars to have anti-slip chains in the storage area.
Speeding: What is expected in the new KOK
The sanctions will now be imposed on the driver and not on the vehicle, as was the case with the removal of license plates. HE diploma withdrawal sanction driving will continue to be enforced in case of serious traffic offences.
HE speeding together with 4 more infractions, running a red light, driving drunk, overtaking and not wearing a seatbelt or helmet complete the top five of infractions, the most associated with causing serious traffic accidents and serious or fatal injuries, for which will be punished even more severely by the new KOK in formulation.
The main axes of the new KOK will be:
- the categorization of KOK offenses based on the degree of risk and frequency,
- the separation of sanctions having as main differentiating criteria the driving behavior or the state of the vehicle,
- ensure the imposition and collection of fines
The role of the Municipalities is also changing, since the National Road Safety Fund will be established, where the sums of money from the KOK fines will go and will then be distributed to the municipalities exclusively for the implementation of road safety actions. According to the relevant provision, if the municipalities cannot use them, they will not get this money.
The possible inclusion in the Code of Conduct of provisions related to two-wheeled vehicles of distributors is also being considered. The relevant services have now increased significantly and with them the traffic police with casualty dealers. Mr. Karamanlis, answering a relevant question in the summer in the context of the parliamentary audit, undertook to update and tighten the provisions regarding the distribution of products in the new KOK.
Speeding: reduce speed limits
The new KOK, after many postponements of its inclusion in previous ministry bills, is expected to include a provision that establishes the reduction of the speed limit to 30 km/h in residential areas from the current 50 km/h.
This provision is considered particularly critical by transport experts to prevent traffic accidents and reduce the number of deaths and injuries on asphalt.
Speeding: how violations will be handled
With the new KOK, the Ministries of Transport and digital governance Together they study the redesign of the penalty system, the well-known points system, with the aim of letting the offender know that the prescribed points will be scored in a reasonable time.
In addition, it will be possible to inform drivers directly online about the registration of their violations and the points they have in the points system, even through a message on their mobile phone.
HE traffic cop You will have the possibility to obtain immediate information on the driving behavior of all drivers, while statistical data on the type and frequency of crime of Greek drivers will be collected.
Speeding: Everything changes in tolls – What will we pay now?
A big change will be seen in the next few months on the roads, as toll stations will be a thing of the past and we will pay based on distance!
The specific system with the new electronic tolls is expected to be operational until the end of 2025, and the objective is that the tender for the 300 million euro project will take place by the end of 2022, while what is being promoted is a collaboration between the public and the private sector.
The new system will effectively abolish toll booths as they are today, as drivers will be charged according to the distance traveled.
This will mean ensuring a reduction in the financial burden for many drivers, who under the current system pay a pre-set (and high) fee in advance while using the highway for only a few kilometers.
The new system refers to the installation, operation and maintenance of the technological equipment necessary for the progressive transition to the free flow system on highways, where there will be no toll stations.
This will ensure that there will be no travel delays as vehicles will not have to stop for the toll transaction and ultimately no queues.
In fact, the end of stop-start tolls will also have a positive impact on the environment. Do not forget, after all, that when the car brakes (for example, to pay the toll), due to the friction of the brakes, small particles are released that are a source of air pollution.
The environmental load increases, of course, when the cars leave the toll stations, since the engine, during acceleration, produces more work.
Regarding commercial vehicles, these will have a device installed that will allow monitoring and recording their position and course, with the help of satellites.
In the case of motor vehicles, the license plate will be registered at the entrance and exit of the motorway and the corresponding rate will be imposed immediately, always by kilometres.
According to the design, the existing front toll booths will be converted into cargo and traffic control stations.