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Sanctions for speeding or calling behind the wheel should be tightened. This follows from the amendment to the Road Traffic Act, which was moved to the second reading by members of the National Council (NR) of the Slovak Republic on Wednesday.

Violations of road traffic rules should include holding and operating a telephone without a “hands free” system while driving. The upper limits of fines in block (from 100 to 150 euros) and ordinary administrative proceedings (from 200 to 300 euros) are to be increased. At the same time, it will be possible to impose a ban on this offense and the violation will be counted among the three serious offenses within 12 months, the interior ministry said.

Stricter sanctions should also apply to drivers who repeatedly exceed the speed limit. And in the village by at least 50 kilometers per hour and outside the village by at least 60 kilometers per hour. Such speeding should also be classified as a serious infringement.

This means that there will be three serious offenses over a 12-month period, when the driver has to undergo measures such as a refresher course at a driving school, an aptitude test or a medical or mental aptitude test. The amount of the fine does not change in this case. In block proceedings, the strictest fine is for speed from 250 to 800 euros, in ordinary proceedings it is from 500 to 1000 euros.

The legislation also envisages that C and CE driving licenses could be obtained by drivers aged 18 instead of the current 21. For vehicles in categories D and DE, the minimum age should be reduced from 24 to 21 years. The condition must be the completion of a basic qualification course. Slovak legislation is thus to be aligned with the European Union directive.

“Group D and DE driving licenses, which were granted after the age of 21 and the holder has only obtained an accelerated basic qualification, will only be entitled to drive regular bus services on a bus route not exceeding 50 kilometers until the age of 23,” he said. Ministry of the Interior in the material.

Members of the Armed Security Corps, the Armed Forces, the Fire and Rescue Corps or professional soldiers who obtain a driving license for groups C and D at an earlier age than the basic minimum age should be able to use them only in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Group B driving licenses could be extended to alternative fuel vehicles up to 4250 kilograms.


Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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