Drivers risk fines of up to 2,900 lei for disobeying a trivial rule in traffic, given that the minimum gross basic salary per country is 3,000 lei per month.
What mistake can cost drivers almost 3,000 lei
Drivers who violate a simple rule of the Highway Code 2023 could be fined no less than 2,900 lei. It’s not a mistake to make out of ignorance, but more of a lack of information.
It’s about tough penalties for drivers who use non-compliant car foils. More precisely, the Highway Code says that it is forbidden to use car brakes while driving on public roads.
Drivers who are caught with such a thing will be stopped in traffic and fined up to 2,900 lei.
Car foils are used to reduce the brightness inside the car, to give an intimate or more pleasant appearance. But they can be dangerous while driving, which is why the Highway Code provides for huge fines for those who install them.
How to put your car foils legally
There are only a few car foils that comply with the technical requirements guide offered by the Romanian Auto Registry, which can be used safely by drivers, without risking penalties.
Those who do not comply with the technical indications of the car foils can be stopped in traffic and risk fines of up to 2,900 lei.
Whoever chooses to install foils must choose ones that meet RAR’s technical requirements and mount them only in workshops authorized by RAR, the institution that also issues the approval documents. The documents must be presented to the police if they ask for them.
When drivers who have fitted car foils are stopped in traffic, they must present a declaration of compliance and a certificate of guarantee.
If the foils are not approved and you do not have the respective certificate, the policeman can withhold your registration certificate, which is why you can no longer drive.
Stinging fines for crosses and toys hanging from the rear-view mirror
The Highway Code also states that drivers must not stick anything on the windshield and must not have things that obstruct visibility, such as car air freshener, key chains, icons or all kinds of other things that drivers hang on the rearview mirror.
Drivers who violate these rules can risk sanctions between 9 and 20 fine points, i.e. amounts between 1,305 and 2,900 lei.