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Finland Traffic Fines

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

Fines Finland

  • It can happen: you drive through red, you overtake where you are not allowed or you drive just a little too fast. An overview of the traffic fines in Finland.

Penalty rates

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

Speeding violation

Roads with a maximum speed of up to 60 km / h

  • Exceeding up to 15 km / h: from € 170.
  • Exceeding 16-20 km / h: from € 200.
  • Exceeding 20 km / h: income-related fine.
  • Exceedance by 48 km / h or more: lawsuit.

Roads with a maximum speed higher than 60 km / h

  • Exceeding up to 15 km / h: from € 140.
  • Exceeding 16-20 km / h: from € 200.
  • Exceeding 20 km / h: income-related fine.
  • Exceedance by 51 km / h or more: lawsuit.

Driving through a red light

  • Income-related fine.

Violation of overtaking ban

  • Income-related fine.

Parking violation

  • € 20-80 (varies per municipality). Increase of € 14 in case of non-payment within 30 days.
  • Wheel clamps are used in some municipalities, removal costs a maximum of € 300.

Driving without a seat belt

  • € 70.

Use cell phone while driving

€ 100.

Use anti-radar

  • Income-related fine.

No lighting during the day

  • Not using low beam during the day: from € 50.

Driving under the influence

  • From 0.5 ‰ to 1.2 ‰: income-related fine or imprisonment for up to 6 months and / or withdrawal of the driving license.
  • More than 1.2 ‰: income-related fine or imprisonment for up to 2 years and / or withdrawal of the driving license.

Fine handling

  • For a simple traffic offense, the police may impose a fine of between € 20 and € 200. The amount depends on the seriousness of the violation. The fine must be paid within two weeks by bank transfer. The police are not allowed to collect the fine on the spot.
  • For a serious traffic offense (for example if you have driven more than 20 km / h too fast or through a red light) an income-related fine with a minimum of € 6 will be imposed. Foreigners may refuse access to their income data. In that case, a fixed fine will be imposed. If you do provide information: providing false information is punishable.

Points driver’s license

  • Finland does not have a penalty point system for traffic offenses.

Arrest

  • In the event of an arrest, for example after a traffic accident, the embassy can provide information about the case law and further course of events.