Czech-Republic

speedingcar_czech

Published 9.10.2017 | Last update 7.7.2019 | €1 = CZK26

The Czech Republic (Czechia) is relatively mild on fines, but provides a tough regime when it comes to license withdrawals. There are, however, not too many speed controls.
Like most Eastern European countries driving and drinking is a complete no-no.

 



 

Although fines are low, your license are withdrawn at relatively low speeds.

Important numbers :
Limit – km/h 20 50 90 110 130
Fine +21km/h €38 €38 €19 €19 €19
Fine +41km/h €192-384 €192-384 €192-384 €192-384 €192-384
LICENSE conditionally(1 40 70 120 140 170
LICENSE unconditionally(2 60 90 140 160 180
 1) Conditionally, eg. if you have committed another speeding offence within the last year.
2) Witdrawal period: 6-12 months.
CROSS-COUNTRY FINES:
Member of the European cross-country fine cooperation. Any traffic fine may arrive at your home address.
Fines may automatically be shared between Austria, Chech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The official measure tolerances are 3 km/h for speeds up to 100 km/h and 3 % of 101 km/h and above. The police does, however, not always follow these rules. Rumours say that you are safe within +10 km/h in urban areas and within +20 km/h outside.
Police cars are almost always in civil – Mostly Skoda, some VW Passat and Ford Mondeo. They always have dark rear windows.
Be aware that as the owner of a car you are responsible for all fines due to automatic traffic surveillance (speed measurement, red-light crossing and more) if the police can not catch the driver.
Most measurements are visible with roadside boxes, calibration lines on the road and cameras above. A warning is common, but is not required by the law. Sometimes the speed is measured by induction loops in the road.
Radar detectors are legal but laser jammers cause 5.000 – 10.000 CZK, zero points and a license withdrawal.

Important links:

The Czech Republic in detail :
€1 = CZK26 Violation Fine (CZK) Fine (Euro) Points
+0-5 km/h 500(1 19
+6-19 km/h 500(1 19 2
+20-39 km/h 1000(2 38 3
LICENSE(5 +40 km/h and more 5 000-10 000(3 192-384 5
+0-10 km/h 500(1 19
+11-29 km/h 500(1 19 2
+30-49 km/h 1000(2 38 3
LICENSE(5 +50 km/h and more 5 000-10 000(3 192-384 5
1) Minimum, up to 1000 CZK/18 EUR – it depends on the police and the traffic conditions
2) Minimum, up to 2500 CZK/96 EUR – it depends on the police and the traffic conditions.
3) Will be solved by the police administration. Expect license withdrawal and 5 points.
Values in Euro are approximate.
Points:

In the Czech Republic you start with zero points. With no point offences in the last year, 4 points will be deducted. If you get 12 points your license will be withdrawn for one year. This means that you will have  to take a new drivers license test to keep your license.
In addition to the speeding offences above, these offences will reward you with points (there are many more):

  • Using a mobile phone while driving: 2 points
  • Not using seat belt/helmet: 3 points
  • Illegal overtaking: 7 points
  • Not stopping before a red light or a stop sign: 5 points
  • Drinking and driving, from 0.3 g/l in blood sample: 7 points

More on Czech points at the Czech Traffic Law (in Czech).

14 Comments

  1. Marlon
    31.10.2021 @ 09:20

    I got stop by a Czech police then undergo a breathalyzer test and score 0.11 the police told me it was okay but they take my drivers license and I sign a receipt I dont know what kind of receipt is that then they give back my drivers license without fine. Is there a possibility that they give me a points of my drivers license without telling me?

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  2. Lait
    18.08.2021 @ 21:36

    Dear community,

    I have a question about unmarked police cars in CZ. Do police provoke drivers to speed? For example go very fast and then capture with radars followers? In general, do they have radars from the back of their cars or only front of the car?

    Thanks,
    Lait

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    • TeamSpeeding
      03.09.2021 @ 15:49

      Hello,

      yes, sometimes cops do indeed try to provoke drivers.

      For example, imagine a situation where you’re driving on a highway, and the right lane is full of cars driving below the speed limit with barely any space between them. You’re driving 130km/h (the speed limit) in the left lane and suddenly a car comes up behind you, right up close, which usually means that they want to pass you. In order not to be inconsiderate, you speed up so you can pass the “convoy” of cars in the right lane and get out of the way of the car behind you. After you speed up, the car behinds you turns on its beacons and pulls you over for speeding.

      As for radar placement, they always have a radar hidden behind the front grille. The practice of placing a radar in the back of a minivan (like a VW Transporter) common in Germany is non-existent in CZ. If the police are measuring speed from a stationary car, it’ll either be the same as mentioned above, or they’ll have a laser pistol – either outside the car on a tripod with the car usually parked paralel to the road, or aiming it out of the side window with the car parked perpendicular to the road.

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  3. Ben
    05.05.2020 @ 07:52

    How long does offense deducted points stays in my records before it  gets deleted or erased?

    Thanks

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    • DenisCZ
      15.10.2020 @ 13:09

      Simply one answer: -4 points are deducted for each year without an traffic offense for which points are added. Even you will can make a save driving training on the polygon in Czech republic and get -3 points. It costs around 4 000,- Kč = € 155.

      Dificult one by originaly law (only by Google translator, I am lazy 🙂 ):
      § 123e
      Subtraction of points

      . having the characteristics of a misdemeanor or a punishment for a criminal offense committed by an act included in the scoring,

      a) for a period of 12 consecutive calendar months, 4 points shall be deducted from the total number of points achieved,

      (b) for 24 consecutive calendar months, 4 points shall be deducted from the total number of points remaining after deducting the points referred to in point (a);

      (c) for 36 consecutive calendar months, all remaining points shall be deducted.

      As of this date, the relevant municipal authority of the municipality with extended powers shall make an entry in the register of drivers on the deduction of points from the achieved number of points determined by the driver, no later than 3 working days from the day when the driver became entitled to deduct points.

      (2) Drivers shall also be deducted points scored on the basis of a final decision on

      (a) the offense or criminal offense following the final annulment of this Decision; or

      (b) conditional postponement of the filing of a motion for punishment or conditional cessation of criminal proceedings, unless the criminal proceedings in which the proceedings were continued have convicted the driver of a criminal offense committed by the conduct included in the scoring.

      (3) During the execution of a sentence or administrative sentence of a ban on activities consisting in a ban on driving motor vehicles, or during the probationary period of conditional suspension of a petition for punishment or conditional cessation of criminal proceedings, deduction of points in accordance with paragraph 1.

      (4) The competent municipal authority of the municipality with extended powers shall also make an entry in the register of drivers on the deduction of 3 points from the achieved number of points to the driver who submitted a written request for the deduction of points, and

      a) substantiated the application with a confirmation of the completed training of safe driving in a safe driving center according to a special legal regulation4), which is not older than 1 month from the submission of the application, and

      (b) at the date of completion of the safe driving training at the safe driving center, no more than 10 points have been recorded in the register of drivers for infringements, valued at less than 6 points.

      (5) The competent authority of the municipality with extended powers shall make a record of the deduction of points as of the date of completion of the training in the safe driving center, no later than within 3 working days from the submission of the application. The competent authority of the municipality with extended powers may record the deduction of points to the driver on the basis of a certificate of completed safe driving training only once a calendar year.

      (6) The deduction of all 12 recorded points shall be notified in writing to the driver by the relevant municipal authority of the municipality with extended powers no later than 5 working days from the day on which the record of the deduction of points was made in the register of drivers.

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  4. Paskel Andazz
    17.12.2019 @ 16:04

    How much time does the Magistrát in CR have to notify a fine. I got fined for illegal parking in June and they sent me the fine only by the end of December, is there an expiry date for notification?

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    • DenisCZ
      24.02.2020 @ 00:55

      Since July 1, 2017, there is new Act of Offences and Proceedings on Offences, no. 250/2016 Coll. Until one year after offence, the administrative authority (municipality – magistrát/městský úřad) must initiate an offense proceedings or issue an offense order and impose a fine and end of proceeding. (ATTENTION !!! – The call for payment of a specified amount is not the initiation of an administrative procedure, but a kind of petition – pay and we forget that something has happened – a legal bribe). If he does not, the offense is done. If the proceedings are then commenced within one year, then the time-limit is restarted and a new time-limit begins to run, by which time it must take a decision that the person is guilty. The deadline restarts again. If the accused appeals the offense, the appellate body must decide again within one year of the guilty decision and confirm the decision. However, if it annuls the decision due to a defect in the decision, then the administrative authority of the first instance again runs the period of one year to issue a corrective decision. The maximum time to end an agenda administration is 3 years by the law.

      If the appellate body decides that the decision is in order, then the offender has 2 months to bring an administrative action before the court and has the right to file a suspensive effect of this decision, which must be duly substantiated and the court may or may not comply.

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  5. Vic
    26.10.2019 @ 09:12

    Will there be any follow-up if I don’t pay a speed ticket? I am not living in Czech republic.

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    • DenisCZ
      24.02.2020 @ 00:32

      Probably not, the authorities in the Czech Republic are overloeaded by the offense agenda. It is very unlikely that if you do not pay for the sum requested pursuant to Section 125h of Act No. 361/2000 Coll., The Road Traffic Act, it is possible to proceed with the vehicle operator pursuant to Section 125f, where the fine is usually higher, but the less likely this payment is. The best way is to write that someone was driving as a real person  living in abroad, not real driver. First name, surname, birth, permanent residence are sufficient. The possibility of recovery of such amount is zero, the call for payment under § 125h has no legal effect. Another interesting fact is that the continuation of proceedings is subject to the obligation to communicate with a foreigner in his / her native language, which is an additional unbearable burden for the administrative authority. They can shave many obedient Czech sheeps before they deal with one resisting foreigner. 🙂

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      • DenisCZ
        24.02.2020 @ 00:35

        Especially in the Prague. Where did the camera catch you during a traffic offense?

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  6. DenisCZ
    26.02.2019 @ 02:15

    Most likely nothing. In the vast majority of cases, hidden vehicles in police vehicles stop the measured vehicles immediately. In the absolute minimum, only domestic citizens are being sent a call, where the police or an administrative body tries to find out who is driving the vehicle from the vehicle owner. Thereafter starting administrative procedure with vehicle owner or the driver will be commenced if he admits driving and if the guilty person is found guilty, he or she will have to pay fine. However, this applies only to citizens of the Czech Republic. European system – EUCARIS border enforcement fines system in the Czech Republic do not work so far and fines are only sent to Czech vehicle owners, not to foreigners abroad. In addition, only in case stationary radars offenses. But no one knows how long this will work, it is likely that this will change in the future and the authorities will send to foreign operators as well. For example, according to the web resource below, it is only (since August 2018) sent to neighboring states vehicle owners – 18,300 Slovak and 16,300 Polen. So if your car on UK licence plate has measured by hidden designed police car and they has not stopped you, I am sure you can be absolutely stay in calm.

    I apologize for my poor knowledge of English. 🙂

    Read more (in Czech) at: https://www.idnes.cz/zpravy/domaci/pokuta-rychlost-prekroceni-eu-udaje-o-ridicich-dopravni-predpisy-cesko-rakousko-nemecko-francie.A181003_194136_domaci_evam

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  7. David
    14.11.2018 @ 21:49

    I have an UK license plate and I’ve been flashed by a speed radar from patrolling police car — what will happen now? Will they enforce the law by sending it to UK authorities or is this rather unlikely?

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  8. Syed
    11.04.2018 @ 10:51

    hi anass you have to pay it by bank transfer which the police officer should have given you a paper for, which should have the account number written on it.

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  9. Anass
    22.03.2018 @ 07:23

    How do i pay a traffic ticket online?

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