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Norway Traffic Fines

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Norway fines

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

Fines Norway

It can sometimes 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 Norway.

Fine handling

  • A simplified procedure with fixed fines applies to simple traffic offenses.
  • Simple traffic violations can be paid directly on the spot. In any case, the fine must be paid within 3 weeks.
  • After a serious violation, an official report follows and the amount of the fine is determined by the public prosecutor. Guidelines have been established for this, taking into account, among other things, the seriousness of the violation and the degree of guilt.
  • In the event of an arrest for drink-driving, the vehicle may be impounded.
  • Many municipalities have outsourced parking management to private companies that often transfer the collection of fines to an international collection agency, such as European Parking Collecting (EPC). Any complaints can be submitted via parkeringsklagenemnda.no.

Points driver’s license

  • Norway has a penalty point system for traffic offenses. After reaching the maximum of 8 points, you will be disqualified from driving.
  • If a driving disqualification or a driving ban is imposed on the basis of this system, this only applies in Norway.

Deposit

  • If the fine is not paid immediately, a deposit usually has to be paid
  • If the deposit is not paid, the police can confiscate the vehicle
  • The vehicle may be sold if payment is not made within two months of the final decision.

Liability

  • In case of a ticket on license plate, for example flashes, the license plate holder is liable and responsible for paying the fine. However, if he can indicate who else was the driver at the time of the violation, he will not have to pay the fine and the driver will be fined.

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 affairs.

Fines

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

Speeding violation

  • Permitted maximum speed up to 60 km / h
  • Exceeding up to 5 km / h: NOK 800.
  • Exceedance from 6 to 10 km / h: NOK 2,100.
  • Exceedance from 11 to 15 km / h: NOK 3,800.
  • Exceedance from 16 to 20 km / h: NOK 5,500.
  • Exceedance from 21 to 25 km / h: NOK 8,500.
  • Exceeding from 15 km / h: in addition to a fine, penalty points are also imposed.
  • Exceeding 26 km / h: criminal case (judge) and large fine.
  • Permitted maximum speed 70 km / h or higher
  • Exceeding up to 5 km / h: NOK 800.
  • Exceedance from 6 to 10 km / h: NOK 2,100.
  • Exceedance from 11 to 15 km / h: NOK 3,400.
  • Exceedance from 16 to 20 km / h: NOK 4,700.
  • Exceedance from 21 to 25 km / h: NOK 6,400.
  • Exceedance from 26 to 30 km / h: NOK 8,500.
  • Exceedance from 31 to 35 km / h: NOK 10,200.
  • Exceeding 20 km / h: in addition to a fine, penalty points are also imposed.
  • Exceeding 36 km / h: criminal case (judge) and driving disqualification.
  • Driving through a red light: NOK 6,800.
  • Violation of overtaking ban: NOK 6,800.
  • Parking violation: NOK 300-900.
  • Driving without a seat belt: From NOK 1,700.
  • Under 15 years old: NOK 2,300.
  • Use cell phone while driving: NOK 1,700.
  • Not using dipped beam during the day: NOK 2,600.

Driving under the influence

  • From 0.02 ‰ to 0.05 ‰: approximately NOK 5,000-10,000, income-related fine.
  • From 0.05 ‰ to 0.10 ‰: means-tested fine and suspended imprisonment.
  • From 0.10 ‰ to 0.12 ‰: means-tested fine and possibly unconditional imprisonment.
  • More than 0.12 ‰: means-tested fine and imprisonment.
  • In addition, a driving disqualification of at least 12 months will follow.

Other Violations

  • Driving in a prohibited direction (one-way traffic): NOK 5,500.
  • Driving in a restricted traffic area: NOK 5,500.
  • Riding on a bus lane: NOK 5,500.

Drivers license

  • Driving without a valid driver’s license: NOK 8,000-9,500.
  • Not able to show the driver’s license: NOK 500.