aA
The Ministry of the Interior has a new legal proposal that would lead to a reduction of speeding tolerances to 5kmh over the speed limit and to an increase in fines for every kmh over the limit from €2 to €5 for certain speeds.
Stricter speeding fines and lower tolerance proposed by Ministry of Interior
© DELFI / Orestas Gurevičius

The proposal, which would come into force on 1 January 2017, was registered with the parliament (Seimas) on Tuesday.

The proposal stipulates an increase in fines per kmh over the speed limit depending on the vehicle used, the driver's experience level, and the severity of the speeding violation.

Stasys Brundza, a member of the Seimas who was once a famous Lithuanian racecar driver and automobile collector, said that he fears that the calculation of fines for every single kmh over the speed limit may be problematic due to speed detectors' 3kmh margin of error. However, he also said he had not yet read the proposal.

“The devices have margins of error, so when they start counting one or two kilometers and you add the device's margin of error... Perhaps it's good, but they might be over-complicating things. I do not think these changes would fundamentally change traffic safety. If they apply fines for every kilometer over the speed limit, imagine how much work they would have to do administrating these fines. It could be difficult,” Brundza told tv3.

Brundza also said that drivers who had exceeded the speed limit by several kmh would take their cases to court and swamp the system with legal cases.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

New buzz word in education around the world

GRIT is something that needs to be understood by both parents and students and should be conveyed by...

5 businessmen and companies get patron names from Vilnius municipality


The Council of Vilnius for the first time officially gave patron names to five businessmen and...

Separated by distance, united in celebrations: story of Lithuania and India (1)

This week, two big celebrations will take place: India is celebrating Holi (also known as Festival of...

First solo exhibition by Julijonas Urbonas opened at Collective Edinburgh

Planet of people, the most recent project by Julijonas Urbonas , was launched, at Collective’s City...

Lithuanian author long-listed for prestigious UK literary award

Noir Press announced that Lithuanian author Grigory Kanovich has just been long-listed for the...

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina