The road code is changing again, and drivers must be very careful with the new rules.
The road code will change again, and those who do not follow these rules will have to pay stinging fines. It is about the use of the short phase in traffic, which, according to the new normative act, must be used on all public roads.
If until now low beam was used only on highways, expressways or European roads, now drivers are obliged to use low beam also on national or county roads all the time, according to the Highway Code. This rule is also mandatory for those driving agricultural or forestry tractors.
The legislative proposal has already passed the Chamber of Deputies, as a decision-making body, and is to be promulgated and published in the Official Gazette. This rule will be applied only after the law is published in the Official Gazette, writes Avocat.net.
“When driving on all categories of public roads, the drivers of agricultural or forestry vehicles and tractors are obliged to use the meeting lights or daytime traffic lights during the day as well,” the draft stipulates, notes HotNews.
Legislation is also changing for motorcyclists. They are required by law to use the dipped beam throughout their journey on public roads. If in the case of drivers the roads on which the dipped beam must be used were clearly named, in the case of motorcyclists the categories of road on which the law must be respected are not specified.
At the same time, in 2023, Romanian drivers who drive without a license are fined huge sums and penalty points. In our country, on most local and county roads, the speed limits are 50 km/h and 90 km/h, respectively. Here is how these exceeding the speed limits are sanctioned:
- exceeding the speed limit by 10-20 km/h will be penalized with two or three fine points, between 290 and 435 lei, to which two penalty points are added.
- exceeding by 21-30 km/h over the maximum allowed speed will be sanctioned with four or five fine points, between 580 and 725 lei, to which three penalty points are added.
- exceeding the maximum allowed speed by 31-40 km/h will be sanctioned with six or even eight fine points, between 870 and 1,160 lei, to which four penalty points are added.
- exceeding 41 – 50 km/h will be sanctioned with 9 to 20 fine points, between 1,305 and 2,900 lei, to which six penalty points are added.
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