From Vienna to Salzburg and Tyrol: Austria is raising the penalties for significantly exceeding the speed limit on its motorways and roads.
Munich / Vienna – A lot to do between Vienna and Tyrol, between Salzburg and Graz *. Austria continues to fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic *. But Austria * wants to get a problem under control at the same time. That of “Rasern” in its localities and beyond on country roads and in individual cases on the motorways between Brenner and the so-called West Autobahn between Vienna, Linz and the German border in Bavaria *.
Austria: Speed limits in localities, on rural roads and on the motorway are tightening
As of this Wednesday, September 1st, an amendment to the so-called speeding package will come into force. The Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC) referred to this in a broadcast. Accordingly, the penalties are tightened immensely if the speed limits are exceeded very clearly in the local area and on open-air roads. In relation to fines, there is sometimes talk of a doubling.
The maximum amount of a fine in the event of a massive violation of the speed limit increases, for example, from 2180 to 5000 euros. Anyone caught and / or flashed at more than 30 kilometers per hour above the permitted maximum speed must pay a fine of at least 150 euros. Another example: If you are traveling too fast outside of built-up areas (including on motorways) at more than 50 kilometers per hour, you will pay 300 euros from September 1 instead of the previous 150 euros.
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Austrian citizens are threatened with driving license revocation much earlier. And longer. An example: If you are caught too much in urban areas at speeds of up to 60 km / h, you will have to hand in your driver’s license for a month instead of the previous two weeks. According to the ÖAMTC, Austria wants to get the “speeding” problem in town under control by tightening the measures (“deterrent effect”). The measures are of course also of interest to German holidaymakers, for example when they come back to Germany from Italy or the Balkans via Austria.
Austria: German vacationers have to pay more attention to speed limits between Tyrol, Salzburg and Vienna
So if you are coming from Innsbruck, for example, via the B181 at Lake Achensee to Lenggries or Bad Tölz *, you will take a shortcut; or on the B171 coming from the Brenner Pass via Seefeld in Tirol to Garmisch-Partenkirchen * and from there on to the A95 to Munich, you have to pay more attention to your speed. Because: The penalties are becoming more consistent in the Alpine republic. (pm) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA