Last update 7.7.2019 | Published 21.5.2004 | €1 = DK7.40
Although closely related to Norway, Denmark has a more civilized, European attitude towards traffic offenses. But the rules are complicated …
Although fines are high, your license are only withdrawn at relatively high speeds and – most important – only conditionally (except for pretty high speeds you have to break more than one rule or have an earlier conditional withdrawal to get an unconditional withdrawal).
|Important numbers :|
|Limit – km/h||30||50||80||110||130|
| 1) Conditionally, eg. you have to go for a new drivers license test or break more than one rule or have an earlier conditional withdrawal to get an unconditional withdrawal.
2) Danish law (færdselsloven §126) states that you will lose your license unconditionally when you by a speed of 100 km/h has surpassed the official limit with more than 100% or if you go faster than 200 km/h. Witdrawal period: 6 months – 10 years.
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.
3 km/h under 100 km/h, 3% over 100 km/h.
Although the Danes tried to keep it all simple and base everything on the percentage of your speed limit violation, they ended up with a very complicated system. In addition to the percentages they had to include separate, special rules for high speeds on motorways and non-motorways. And then they had to add special donations to a traffic victims fund for everyone who were threatened by a license withdrawal.
This is not easy …
Note that radar-jammers and detectors are forbidden.
- The official Danish police web on speeding (in Danish).
- The Danish state attorney on everything related to traffic fines (PDF – in Danish).
- A Danish speeding fine calculator.
- FYIDenmark on Traffic fines. Good advice – also on other Danish traffic rules
- Map on the different speed-limits on Danish motorways.
|And so on…|
In addition to the fines below comes a special Highspeed-fine which will hit you if go beyond 140 km/h on a motorway.
The numbers to the right should be added to the fines below.
There is also the extra donation the the Traffic Victims Fund (Offerfonden) of DKK 500 which is mandatory for anyone who gets a license withdrawal, conditional or unconditional.
This extra donation is included in the fines below.
|Denmark in detail :|
|Measured Speed||Fine (DKK)||Fine (Euro)||Points|
|30 km/h||31-35 km/h||1 000||135||–|
|36-38 km/h||1 500||200||–|
|39-41 km/h||2 500(2||335||1|
|42-47 km/h||3 000(2||405||1|
|LICENSE(1||48-50 km/h||4 000(2,3||540||1|
|LICENSE(1||51-53 km/h||4 500(2,3||605||1|
|LICENSE(1||54-56 km/h||5 000(2,3||670||1|
|LICENSE(1||57-59 km/h||6 000(2,3||805||1|
|LICENSE(1||60 km/h and more||6 500(2,3||870||1|
|LICENSE(5||100 km/h and more||–||–||–|
|50 km/h||51-59 km/h||1 000||135||–|
|60-64 km/h||1 500||200||–|
|65-69 km/h||2 500(2||335||1|
|70-79 km/h||3 000(2||405||1|
|LICENSE(1||80-84 km/h||4 000(2,3||540||1|
|LICENSE(1||85-89 km/h||4 500(2,3||605||1|
|LICENSE(1||90-94 km/h||5 000(2,3||670||1|
|LICENSE(1||95-99 km/h||6 000(2,3||805||1|
|LICENSE(1||95 km/h and more||6 500(2,3||870||1|
|LICENSE(5||100 km/h and more||–||–||–|
|80 km/h||81-95 km/h||1 000||135||–|
|96-103 km/h||1 500||200||–|
|104-111 km/h||2 500(2||335||1|
|112-127 km/h||3 000(2||405||1|
|LICENSE(1||128-135 km/h||4 000(2,3||540||1|
|LICENSE(1||136-143 km/h||4 500(2,3||605||1|
|LICENSE(1||144-151 km/h||5 000(2,3||670||1|
|LICENSE(1||152-159 km/h||6 000(2,3||805||1|
|LICENSE(1||160 km/h and more||6 500(2,3||870||1|
|LICENSE(5||180 km/h and more||–||–||–|
|110 km/h||111-131 km/h||1 000||135||–|
|132-142 km/h||1 500||200||–|
|143-153 km/h||2 000||270||1|
|154-164 km/h||2 500||335||1|
|165-175 km/h||3 000||405||1|
|LICENSE(1||176-186 km/h||4 000(3,4||540||1|
|LICENSE(1||187-197 km/h||5 000(3,4||670||1|
|LICENSE from 200 km/h(5||198-208 km/h||5 500(3,4||740||1|
|LICENSE(5||209-219 km/h||7 000(3,4||940||1|
|LICENSE(5||220 km/h and more||8 000(3,4||1070||–|
|130 km/h||131-155 km/h||1 000||135||–|
|156-168 km/h||1 500||200||–|
|169-181 km/h||2 000||270||1|
|182-194 km/h||2 500||335||1|
|LICENSE from 200 km/h(5||195-207 km/h||3 500(3,4||470||1|
|LICENSE(5||208-220 km/h||4 000(3,4||540||1|
|LICENSE(5||221-233 km/h||5 000(3,4||670||1|
|LICENSE(5||234-246 km/h||5 500(3,4||740||1|
|LICENSE(5||247-259 km/h||7 000(3,4||940||1|
|LICENSE(5||260 km/h and more||8 000(3,4||1070|
|1) Conditionally, eg. you have to go for a new drivers license test or break more than one rule or have an earlier conditional withdrawal to get an unconditional withdrawal.
2) Includes the extra fine 1000 DKK when you go faster by more than 30% on a non-motorway.
3) Includes the extra donation the the Victims Fund (Offerfonden) of DKK 500 which is mandatory for anyone who gets a license withdrawal, conditional or unconditional.
4) The special Highspeed-fine which applies to all speeds above 140 km/h is not included. See the table above.
5) Danish law (færdselsloven §126) states that you will lose your license unconditionally when you by a speed of 100 km/h has surpassed the official limit with more than 100% or if you go faster than 200 km/h. Witdrawal period: 6 months – 10 years.
Fines and reactions may change without any warnings.
Values in Euro are approximate.
In Denmark you start with zero points. Any point you get will last for 3 years. If you get 3 points in 3 years your license will be withdrawn conditionally. This means that you will have to take a new drivers license test to keep your license.
Your license may also be withdrawn unconditionally. This will happen if you manage to get 6 points within 3 years, but it may also depend on your earlier history with the traffic authorities. ou will then lose your license for between 6 months and 10 years.
More on danish points at the Danish Police web (in Danish).
27.04.2023 @ 19:05
If you drive over 100% faster or over 160 km/h the police Will take your car.
13.03.2023 @ 21:20
Helllo did anyone know what’s happening if i get camera flashing in zone which is with 50 km and i was with 86 km
But the company van are rented in EU and they are not with danish plate number
How much gona be the fine ?
18.04.2023 @ 21:27
Maybe the will sending to the rented Company In my experience and for you information if that case the the fine around 3500 kr its whatshappen to me around 4 month ago where the zone 50 km and i drive 86km
01.05.2023 @ 22:00
How much finally the fine?
02.05.2023 @ 09:15
DK eventually joined the EU agreement and fines should get to you eventually, unfortunatelly.
18.01.2023 @ 22:56
Hi, I got 3 fines and 3 point taken in less than 3 years and now for the 3rd onethey are asking me to identify the driver. There is a picture, but is very bad quality. It could be me or my father I am not sure (we are like twins) 😀 what happens if I say it was not me, are they gonna do an investigation of who really was?
01.05.2022 @ 22:13
I was driving 75km/h in the city (Denmark) where it should be 50km/h
Camera took a picture of me. I have license only 1 year. But I have them from another country (haven’t changed to danish ones). Can my license be taken away?
05.05.2022 @ 13:53
No, as a foreigner you still have your license. Even if it was taken from you, you could report it missing when you get home, and get a new one. Danish police can however ban you from driving in DK, but not for only 75 km/h.
29.04.2022 @ 15:01
Unfurtunity I drive 56 speed of 40 limit but i got 10,600 dkr fine .pls can you infrom me why i got big fine politi can less my fine ?
16.02.2023 @ 22:30
Nah man pay the fines and don.t drive so fast. The book is in english and probably your local african language
11.03.2022 @ 15:36
I just received a letter for having 3 klips during the past 3 years. The license is European but not Danish. How can a EU license (non-Danish) be withdrawn by Danish Authorities in this case? Thanks!
30.08.2021 @ 13:48
Has anyone been caught speeding in denmark where the camera didn’t flash ? i went past a Mobile camera today, and not sure what my speed was, but it didn’t flash.
04.08.2021 @ 09:17
Hey there i was driving a company van in 2017 and got speeding ticket like 60km/h area with 82km/h it came to my home address in Bulgaria with a picture of me. I was with seatbelt and not on phone and got 10 000 kr fine . Got like 2-3 more mails that i will be judged if I dont pay the fines . Is that really possible? Cause at first I dont get it how i got 10 000 kr for that kind of traffic violation. Is there a chance the company made a set up against me?
02.11.2021 @ 20:13
Hey, 7000kr of that 10000kr fine is for not having a driving license. Obviously, you do have a driving license but the thing is that when you get caught by the speeding camera, it automatically searches for your name in the Danish driver system, and since you have a Bulgarian license, I presume, it couldn’t find you, therefore it automatically gave you a fine for not having one. You just need to contact Danish authorities, they will ask you for proof of your Bulgarian drivers license and they should remove the 7000kr fine, leaving you with 3000kr. At least that was my case.
08.07.2021 @ 22:01
You will get your car confiscated if speeding more than 100% (minimum 100km/h)!! It does not matter if you own the car or it is a rental/lease.
30.09.2021 @ 22:02
Yes! unless you are driving a stolen car it will be taken.
If its stolen it will be handed back to the owner.
16.02.2023 @ 22:32
Hey man thats good to k ow if i wanna speed like a dumbass i should … borrow a friendly mozlim guys car. Should be safe!
03.07.2021 @ 08:46
Since March 2021, speeding cars and motorcycles exceeding the speed limit by more than twice the speed limit, while also driving above 100 km/h, will have the vehicle immediately seized by the police, and face jail.
The law is intended to stop reckless and insane drivers, but in reality a number of otherwise law abiding citizens are now concidered to be insane drivers, because of short time speedings.
There are a number of factors stating when you are considered to be violating this insanity law. It can be the mentioned speeding, severe reckless driving, high alcohol entoxication above 2,00 etc.
For instance, driving 101 km/h on a 50 km/h road will trigger this law.
It makes no difference who owns the vehicle being driven, at the time of the offence. Rental cars, borrowed vehicles etc. are all being confiscated, only stolen vehicles are returned to the owner. Even a company truck has been seized because of the driver being too drunk.
12.10.2021 @ 01:44
OMG! That’s insane! Just being curious. Has the number of stollen cars increased after passing this law? It would make sense for a driver who was going 100%+ and got caught by a speedcamera – to report the car being ‘stollen’ if only the picture wasn’t good enough to make him vissible….
13.01.2020 @ 22:09
Can you please denote which Article of trafic laws states that “Note that radar-jammers and detectors are forbiden” ? and if all of those forbiden or only containing GPS database etc. And if video registrators including speed signature of the vehicle movement are allowed? Realy wanted to read through.
Thank you in advance.
31.07.2019 @ 23:30
In a 80 kph zone the license limits are 128 (conditionally) and 160 kph (unconditionally)
All speeds at or above 160 will at least give you a conditionally withdrawal of your driver’s license.
Remember road work in general doubles the fine and lower the percentual limits.
In other words – driving just a little bit too fast gives a fine of minimum 1000 DKK or 150 Euro, so just hold the limits:-)
Severe accidents do happens on motorways especially when high speed traffic suddenly jams and people are driving to close or are not paying attention on the road ahead.
And I live in Denmark…
15.08.2018 @ 11:08
Is there any limit the actual fine has to be send into e-books. In Germany for example the state needs to send out the fine within 3 month if it does not happen within this time period (incident-fine in postbox) it is not valid and you do not have to pay. I can not find anything about this online.
23.11.2017 @ 10:48
yesterday i was on the autovelox and i’ve been flashed by police. The speed limit on that stretch of road is 90 km/h, the cases are two, since i don’t remember what was my speed:
– i was 110 km/h (105 Km/h on gps)
– i was 120 km/h (115 km/h on gps)
Now two questions: what is the total amount in the two cases? Do they detect the car speed on the speedometer or the gps speed?
13.01.2018 @ 19:33
It’s the GPS speed – it has to be. Car (and motorcycle) speedometers almost always overread the speed. They are set that way, because of stupid rules that has zero tolerance for underreading (even if it shows like 119 when your actual speed is 120 km/h, the speedometer is illegal). Since the car manufacturers cannot guarantee the speedometer is accurate (mostly because of the differences in circumference between different tires), they have to set it to show higher than your actual speed to be legal.
But there is no standards for how much it will overread – it’s different between different cars and there are also some vehicles that have correct speedos (for example heavy trucks and buses usually have a their speedometers calibrated regularly, since the speed is registred in their drivers log). So wich car should the cops use as reference…
They have to measure your correct speed – that’s all they can do. That’s the one you see on the GPS.
17.01.2018 @ 12:27
Exactly Speerer84xl! Unless the car is built for non European market. The cars that are built for US and Canada show real speed with a small error (of 1-2%) both sides. Eg. my Chevy at 100kmh GPS shows 101kmh on the speedometer and at 300kmh shows 299kmh. 🙂 Of course its only for car built FOR that markets (and privately imported to Europe), NOT US CARS in European version sold by European dealers.
19.01.2018 @ 16:06
Thank you. It was new information that the overreading of speedometers in Europe is due to European regulations. Does anyone have a clue to where I can find this rule?
23.01.2018 @ 20:21
Well, I do SpeedingEurope Team,
It is regulated by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulation 39. (https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs/r039r1e.pdf) adopted by the EU. It says in point 5.3 that: ‘The speed indicated shall not be less than the true speed of the vehicle.’ and ‘At the test speeds specified in paragraph 5.2.5. above, there shall be the following relationship
between the speed displayed (V1) and the true speed (V2): 0<=(V1-V2)<=0,1*V2 +4km.' (so the indicated speed cannot be higher than the true speed by more than (true speed)*10%+4kmh. In the US Federal Standards allow an error both sides (+/-) not higher than a certain value (so the speedometer can show both greater and smaller speed than actual if only the error is low enough). I've read somewhere that it is 5mph while driving at 50mph, but I've never seen it that high.
25.01.2018 @ 20:35
Thank you again, Potocki. I will try to find a place where I can put this very interesting information .)
25.07.2017 @ 11:13
I was on holiday in Copenhagen, rented a car and got a fine for speeding in the city. The fine is for 1375 DK!!
The speed limit in city is 50km. And was driving at 60Km.
Want to know if there is a margin of error ?
For exemple in Switzerland the margin error goes up to 6km. So the fine will be based on 60km -6km margin error = speeding will be 54km. And will be fined for 4km.
Is this also possible in DMK?
18.05.2017 @ 10:58
Is it possible somehow decrease the fine for speeding?
01.05.2021 @ 09:18
“Is it possible somehow decrease the fine for speeding?”
Driving according to the traffic signs? 70km/h != 80 km/h, etc 😉
Danmark is a fantastic country – people adhere to the (traffic) rules, less reckless idiots pushing down people driving according to the traffic tables 😉
04.04.2017 @ 00:40
I am not from denmark but from Sweden, we have a similar thing when you commit a crime, not for speeding though. it is called “brottsofferfonden”. So if you get a dayfine and that fine is calculated for example 5000sek then your fine is 5000sek. But besides that you always have to pay another 800sek to “brottsofferfonden” in the same tangle. I think it is the same in Denmark, so the fine is 2500 DKK, but the total sum is 3000 DKK
Hope it helped.
20.03.2017 @ 13:21
I ve a question I got 2500 fine on driving 68 at 50km/h.
And I have to pay 500 offer fonder money .
So my question is the actual fine is 2500 0r 3000
Bcoz its going to effect my future stays in DK.
04.04.2017 @ 00:40
I am not from denmark but from Sweden, we have a similar thing when you commit a crime, not for speeding though. it is called “brottsofferfonden”. So if you get a dayfine and that fine is calculated for example 5000sek then your fine is 5000sek. But besides that you always have to pay another 800sek to “brottsofferfonden” in the same tangle. I think it is the same in Denmark, so the fine is 2500 DKK, but the total sum is 3000 DKK Hope it helped.