In Europe, people are fined differently, but always for a considerable amount, without discounts on ranks, ranks, wallets. Descent is not given to anyone.
In Germany, fines are the same for the whole country, but they are very differentiated by the nature of the violation and the place of the wrong parking. He parked on a white or yellow line, stood for no more than an hour - they will be fined divinely, for 10-15 euros. And if you get up in the second row, next to a bus stop or at a medical facility, you will pay about 50 euros. What to say about those who created an obstacle to the rescue vehicle! They have an expensive evacuation, a significant fine and a punishment in the rights provided.
The authorities of France were also serious about fighting against improper parking: last summer, the minimum size of “penalties” was raised to 17 euros, the previous fine lasted 25 years.
In Foggy Albion, an unlucky car owner will get a blocker, which is removed after paying the fine. Its amount starts at 30 pounds (about 34 euros).
About the same amount will be required to pay in Spain. There they can evacuate at the expense of the owner, the issue price is 100 euros.
Strict to careless drove in Scandinavia. In Denmark, for example, many city streets are equipped with cameras: it is worthwhile to stand in the wrong place even with the engine running longer than the allowed 15 minutes, wait for the “letter of happiness” for 400 kroons (55 euros).
My fine in Austrian Graz for overdue parking is low:
My fine in Austrian Graz for late parking is low. But its amount increases many times, if you do not pay on time. If you don’t pay at all, you won’t see Europe anymore
but its amount increases many times, if not paid on time
If you don’t pay at all, you won’t see Europe anymore.
But most of all they do not like scattered "parking" in Italy. In Florence alone, more than 1, 200 fines are written daily: one every 40 seconds. This income item brings to the city budget more than 52 million euros. Other cities are not far behind: Pisa, Milan, Rome. More than half of the fines are for entering the so-called traffic restriction zone (zona traffico limitato - ZTL), and another quarter for parking in the wrong place.
Zona traffico limitato - restriction of entry to call to unload the city center
Zona traffico limitato - restriction of entry to call to unload the city center. Zona traffico limitato - restriction of entry to call to unload the city center.
For comparison: for speeding - the most common offense on the roads of Russia - Italians come across ten times less often, after drinking - a hundred times. ZTL is, as a rule, the historical center of the city, where transport access is limited. Entry is possible only for permanent passes for residents and temporary - for the provision of various services. The tracking system "Autovox" controls all the entries and exits from the protected area: no barriers, only signs and alert cameras. The ban is often valid in the daytime, from 7:30 to 19:30.
Unlucky travelers and many Italians, twisting in the narrow medieval streets, often miss a warning imperceptibly hiding by a lamppost or fence. As a result, a violation is recorded every time a car enters the camera without a pass. The fine comes by mail, the amount of which doubles in case of non-payment in a 60-day period. However, it is easy to appeal against it, having provided the Italian police with data on, say, accommodation during this period in a hotel located in the “restricted area”.
The Autovox video recording system is designed to track unauthorized entry into the “restricted area”
The Autovox video recording system is designed to track unauthorized entry into the “restricted area”. The Autovox video recording system is designed to track unauthorized entry into the “restricted area”.
Previously, foreigners could safely ignore the receipt received by mail, since outside the EU it was impossible to control its execution. However, in 2007, new amendments to European law came into force, requiring the law enforcement agencies of the participating countries to cooperate on all issues of fines.
Until recently, only the British could feel more or less calm, whose Agency for Licensing Drivers and Cars, according to domestic law, had the right not to provide their data to foreign police. This limitation was circumvented by connecting local collection agencies, which officials now no longer have the right to refuse. Similar companies for the removal of fines operate in other European countries. Here it is, commerce in the service of the law! Tenants of rental cars will not be able to evade responsibility. Car rental companies may, on the instructions of the administration, write off the amount of the fine on their credit card. The corresponding clause is usually specified in the lease.
The severity of the Italian approach, at first glance, is contrary to the usual European liberalism. But each European country establishes its own measure of severity corresponding to the level of driving culture. One thing is undeniable: any fines are effective only if they are inevitable. Draconian measures are completely meaningless when the system itself is opaque and malfunctions.