The new tariff increases penalties especially for drivers committing the most serious offenses on the road – said Robert Opas from the KGP Road Traffic Office. He hopes that the new regulations will discipline dangerous driving drivers.
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On Saturday, the amendment to the Road Traffic Law and some other acts entered into force. The regulation tightens penalties for road traffic offenders, including increases the maximum amount of the fine that may be imposed by a court – from 5 to 30 thousand PLN and increases the amount of fines that may be imposed by a policeman – from PLN 500 to PLN 5,000. PLN, and at the confluence of offenses up to 6 thousand. zloty. The new mandate rates were specified in the regulation of the Prime Minister.
As commander Robert Opas of the KGP Road Traffic Office reminded him, most of the new regulations entered into force on January 1, 2022. The exceptions are, among others penalty point regulations. The regulation on this matter will come into force 9 months after the announcement of the act. Also after 9 months, the provisions on the so-called recidivism, including double speeding fines.
– The new tariff increases penalties especially for drivers committing the most serious offenses on the road. The fines related to the June amendment to the regulations have also been systematized. These are mainly pedestrians and new categories of vehicles, such as electric scooters or personal transport devices, said Robert Opas. He added that the most serious offenses are those directed against security or order in communication.
– Police officers are obliged to comply with the applicable regulations. Of course, it all depends on the type of offense committed, while the ones that are included in this list are the ones that cause the most serious road incidents and we hope that this will discipline those drivers who behave in this way – said Opas.
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The decision will be made by a policeman
– The policeman on the spot decides how to intervene. If it is a minor offense, he may only be instructed, while for more serious offenses he is bound by the provisions of, inter alia, this regulation, he said.
The regulation that entered into force on Saturday, incl. increases the maximum amount of the fine that can be imposed by the court – from 5,000 to 30,000 PLN and increases the amount of fines that may be imposed by a policeman – from PLN 500 to PLN 5,000. PLN, and at the confluence of offenses up to 6 thousand. zloty. It also facilitates the receipt of a pension, which is paid to the relatives of the victim of a road accident by the perpetrator of an intentional crime with a fatal result.
Punishes a fine from 1 thousand. PLN up to 30 thousand. PLN will be subject to a person driving a motor vehicle who does not comply with the prohibition of overtaking specified by the act or a road sign. Another article provides for a penalty of arrest, restriction of liberty or a fine from 1,000 PLN up to 30 thousand. PLN for the perpetrator who drove the vehicle on a public road, residential zone and traffic zone without the required authorization. The same penalty will be imposed for driving a vehicle without being allowed to drive.
In the course of legislative work, to the catalog of offenses threatened with a fine of up to 30,000 PLN, such as failure to indicate, at the request of the authorized body, who was entrusted with driving the vehicle at a specific time.
On the other hand, the new mandate rates were specified in the regulation of the Prime Minister. According to the document, the fine for speeding up to 30 km / h will be up to PLN 400. When exceeding the speed from 31 to 40 km / h, we will pay at least PLN 800, and further – by 41-50 km / h – PLN 1,000. zloty; by 51-60 km / h – 1.5 thousand zloty; by 61-70 km / h – 2 thousand zloty; by 71 km / h and more – 2.5 thousand zloty. These amounts will double in the event of recidivism. The provisions on recidivism – similarly to the new penalty point tariff – will enter into force 9 months after the Act enters into force.
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Pedestrians better protected
According to the new tariff, the fine for using the telephone while driving will be PLN 500. The same will be the cost of transporting a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs on a bicycle, moped or motorbike outside the sidecar.
From 300 to 500 PLN will be a fine for the driver’s failure to keep the distance behind the vehicle in front, outside the built-up area in the tunnel with a length exceeding 500 m, and from 500 to 2.5 thousand. PLN will be the cost of driving the so-called the corridor of life.
We will pay 1.5 thousand PLN for not giving way to a pedestrian on the lanes or on them. zloty. The same fine will threaten the driver of a vehicle who, turning into a cross road, will not give way to pedestrians crossing the road at the crossroads. 1.5 thousand PLN will also be paid by the driver who overtakes another vehicle on a pedestrian crossing or bypasses a vehicle that was driving in the same direction, but stopped in order to give way to a pedestrian. The upper limit of the fine was also increased for failure to indicate, at the request of an authorized body, who was driving the vehicle at a given place and time. Then you should take into account a fine of up to 8,000. zloty.