Since a new EU-directive 1. July came into force, is the risk that the many thousands of danes have scored færdselsbøder from other EU countries are sent directly to their mailbox, has increased tremendously. The directive made it possible for foreign authorities to turn up in the Danish motorregister, so the authorities could send the fines directly home to the Danish drivers who had violated traffic rules in other EU countries.
so far it's been nothing less than 30.661 times, shows a access to documents of the national Police, as Gjensidige Insurance have been provided.
this was stated by The Gjensidige Insurance, in a press release.
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in the Past it was such that the other EU countries first had to contact the Danish authorities, who then had to send the fine on. The hassles of the process as well as a de minimis level of fines under 520 dollars made, that the Danish drivers are often able to get rid of paying. But the many lookups in the Danish motorregister suggest that it now belongs to the past.
And even though it is infuriating money to pay, is the new cooperation is positive for road safety in both Denmark and the rest of the EU, believes skadedirektør in Gjensidige Insurance, Henrik Sagild.
- It is just as dangerous to drive too fast or without a seat belt in other countries, as it is in Denmark, and therefore one must follow the rules in the same way as at home - both for its own and for one's medtrafikanters sake, says Henrik Sagild in the press release.
the Majority of the spreads in the Danish register is done in Germany, which accounts for a little over 20,000 lookups, just like the vast majority of the total amount of lookup concerns about speeding in the 21 EU countries that are in the scheme.
Henrik Sagild suggest that because the rules goes both ways, security becomes also bigger on the roads at home.
- The new cooperation also applies to the case that Danish authorities can send a fine directly home to a German, who is running strong in Denmark, and therefore, the cooperation also helps to increase road safety in denmark, which is gratifying, says Henrik Sagild.
Denmark, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Czech republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria in the cooperation.
One of the places where you can risk getting a speeding ticket is by motorvejsbroen over the Kiel canal in Germany.
Here be the new and better stærekasser ensure that the speeders can also get fines for bad weather.
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On the bridge varies the speed limit namely, according to the wind conditions. Usually is the speed limit 100 km/h. go over the bridge, but rushing it is the highest allowable speed of 60 km/h. It could be the old speed checks, however, do not find out to take into account, so regardless of the weather drivers only blitzet, if they drove over 100 km/h. But from 18. november expect the authorities to enable the new equipment, taking account of the reduced speed limits triggered by severe weather.
the Fines is set at between 10 and 600 euros.
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