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Austria Traffic Fines

Traffic fines Austria

You obviously do not intend to, but what if you do violate the traffic rules in Austria? What about the fine?

Fines Austria

The amounts are indications and may in practice be higher or lower, depending on the circumstances under which the traffic violation was committed.

Speed ​​violation

Inside the urban area

  • Exceeding up to 20 km / h: from € 30.
  • Exceeding up to 30 km / h: from € 50.
  • Exceeding up to 40 km / h: from € 70.
  • Exceeding more than 40 km / h: from € 150 and possibly a driving license denial.

Outside the urban area

  • Exceeding up to 20 km / h: from € 30.
  • Exceeding up to 30 km / h: from € 50.
  • Exceeding to 50 km / h: from € 70.
  • Exceeding more than 50 km / h: from € 150 and possibly a driving license denial.

Motorways (130 km / h)

  • Exceeding up to 20 km / h: from € 30.
  • Exceeding up to 30 km / h: from € 50.
  • Exceeding to 50 km / h: from € 70.
  • Exceeding more than 50 km / h: from € 150 and possibly a driving license denial.

Drive through a red light

From € 70.

Violation overtaking prohibition

From € 40.

Crossed solid line

From € 40.

Parking violation

From € 20.

Not giving priority

From € 70.

Driving without a safety belt

From € 35.

Use cell phone while driving

From € 50.

Driving under the influence

  • From 0.5 ‰ to 0.8 ‰: from € 300 and / or driving disqualification.
  • From 0.8 ‰ to 1.2 ‰: from € 800 and denial of driving license of at least 1 month.
  • From 1.2 ‰ to 1.6 ‰: from € 1,200 and denial of driving license for a minimum of 4 months.
  • More than 1.6 ‰: from € 1,600 and denial of driving license for a minimum of 6 months.

Miscellaneous

Driving without a toll sticker where this is mandatory

€ 120.

Exceeding the speed limit due to air pollution

Up to € 2,180.

No winter tires or snow chains present

Fine from € 35 for not using winter tires or snow chains where this is mandatory and if this results in a dangerous situation.

Safety vest

  • Not having a safety vest: from € 14.
  • Not using a safety vest: from € 14.

Fine handling

  • For minor traffic violations (for example, wrong parking), a competent supervisor can impose a fine of € 90 on the spot (Organstrafverfügung or Organmandat). The fine must be paid within 14 days. This can be done in cash by mail or by bank transfer (state identification number). Payment by credit card is also possible.
  • For offenses for which a higher fine (a maximum of € 365) has been imposed, the license plate holder can be fined. This is called an Anonymverfügung. The license plate holder can pay this fine himself or leave it to the driver. An Anonymverfügung must be paid within 4 weeks. Payment can be made by bank transfer (state identification number).
  • Payment of the fine means that the case has been settled. Appeal is then no longer possible.
  • If payment is not made or not paid on time, the “normal” procedure follows. The penalties will then be higher.
  • Payment of the fine can be refused to bring the case to court.

Points driving license

  • Austria has a penalty point system that also applies to foreigners.
  • After 3 violations, foreigners will be banned for a minimum of 3 months.
  • If a driving license denial or a driving ban is imposed on the basis of this system, this only applies in Austria.

Deposit

  • If the fine is not paid immediately, a deposit must be paid.
  • A deposit may also be due if the fine exceeds € 90. The remainder must be paid within two weeks.
  • If you want the case to appear in court, you must pay a deposit, the amount of which corresponds to the fine imposed. Upon acquittal, the deposit is refunded.
  • It is possible that a Zustellungsbevollmachtigter (representative) must be called in in Austria.

Liability

  • In principle, the driver who committed the violation is liable and responsible for paying the fine. If it concerns an Anonymverfügung, the license plate holder is liable.
  • The license plate holder is obliged to provide the driver’s information at the time of the violation within two weeks of receiving the ticket. If the license plate holder fails to do so, he will risk a fine of a maximum of € 5,000.