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Netherlands Traffic Fines

Netherlands Traffic Fines by Travel Information Europe

Traffic fines Netherlands

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

Traffice fines in the Netherlands

  • The amounts are indications and may in practice be higher or lower, depending on the circumstances under which the traffic violation was committed.
  • The amounts stated are exclusive of € 9 administration costs.


Speed ​​violation

Traffic fines within the city limits (in a 30 km / h zone, other amounts apply at road works and in residential areas):

  • Speeding in the Netherlands:
    • 5 km / h: € 35.
    • 10 km / h: € 74.
    • 15 km / h: € 139.
    • 20 km / h: € 197.
    • 25 km / h: € 267.
    • 30 km / h: € 346.
    • More than 30 km / h: punishment order.

Traffic fines in the Netherlands outside the city limits (other amounts apply at road works):

  • Speeding in the Netherlands:
    • 5 km / h: € 32
    • 10 km / h: € 69.
    • 15 km / h: € 133.
    • 20 km / h: € 188.
    • 25 km / h: € 252
    • 30 km / h: € 329.
    • More than 30 km / h: punishment order.

Motorways (other amounts apply at road works):

  • Speeding in the Netherlands
    • 5 km / h: € 31.
    • 10 km / h: € 65.
    • 15 km / h: € 123.
    • 20 km / h: € 177.
    • 25 km / h: € 235.
    • 30 km / h: € 302.
    • 35 km / h: € 378.
    • More than 40 km / h: punishment order.

Traffic fines for driving through a red light in the Netherlands

  • € 250.

Violation of overtaking ban in the Netherlands

  • € 250.

Crossing the solid line in the Netherlands

  • € 250.

Parking violation in the Netherlands

  • € 100 (wrong parking).
  • € 400 in disabled parking.

Not giving way in the Netherlands

  • € 250.

Driving without a seat belt or drive without a suitable and approved child seat.

  • € 150

Use mobile device while driving

  • € 250.

Driving under the influence in the Netherlands

  • 0.22-0.80 ‰: € 300 (only applies to novice driver).
  • 0.54-0.80 ‰: € 300.
  • 0.81-1.00 ‰: € 425.
  • 1.01-1.15 ‰: € 550.
  • 1.16-1.30 ‰: € 650.
  • Different rates apply for moped and light-moped riders.

Violation of the environmental zone

  • € 100.

Fine handling in the Netherlands

  • The most common (minor) traffic offenses are dealt with by administrative law, and more serious traffic offenses with a punishment order.
  • Serious offenses such as serious speeding or driving under the strong influence of alcohol are subject to criminal law. The public prosecutor of the Public Prosecution Service (OM) can impose penalties himself for a number of common traffic offenses. This can be done by means of an OM punishment order. A penalty order is usually a fine and is sent by the CJIB.
    The public prosecutor cannot impose a prison sentence, that remains the task of the judge. This is the case, for example, in violations in which someone is injured or dies. This may also be the case with repeated serious violations (recidivism).
  • A criminal order is documented, so you get a criminal record. If a punished person does not agree with this punishment order, an objection can be lodged by filing an objection with the Public Prosecution Service. The criminal judge will then reassess the entire criminal case.