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Speed Cameras: Be Alert on These Roads Starting Today

Driving Safely: How to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Speed cameras, both fixed and mobile, have always been a concern for drivers, although a recent ruling by the Court of Cassation (no.
10505/2024) has brought some relief.
The Supreme Court deemed all speed checks carried out using authorized but not approved speed cameras (the majority currently in use on our roads) unlawful.
Therefore, instead of risking a speeding ticket and then contesting it, it is advisable to prevent it by driving with the utmost caution and paying attention not to exceed the limits set by the Highway Code.

Police Announcements: Be Informed in Advance

Information about the roads where speed cameras are in use is usually provided a few days in advance.
Each week, the State Police announces the sections of road where speed control devices are operational daily.
This prevents drivers from being taken by surprise, although it is worth mentioning that speed cameras must be preceded by warning signs on the same road section, further reducing the risk of fines.

It is essential to drive at a speed that complies with the regulations, not only to avoid fines but also for the safety of everyone on the road.
Driving within the speed limits is crucial for everyone’s well-being.

Speed Cameras and Road Sections to Watch Out For

The Highway Police uses various devices for speed control on our roads, including Autovelox 104/C, Autovelox 105, Autovelox 106, Telelaser, and Telelaser Trucam.
Each of these devices has a list of fixed locations on highways and state roads, which can be downloaded for reference.

However, the main concern remains with the mobile speed cameras due to their variability.
Yet, even these must be communicated in advance.
Here is the information for each region on the road sections and days when speed checks are scheduled from Monday, May 20th to Sunday, May 26th, downloadable in the provided table.

Speed Limits: Be Informed and Drive Safely

The Highway Code specifies the following maximum speed limits:

  • 130 km/h on highways (with the possibility of reaching 150 km/h in specific highway sections with approved devices for calculating the average speed).
    During rainy days, the speed limit is 110 km/h.
  • 110 km/h on main roads outside urban areas, reduced to 90 km/h during rainy conditions.
  • 90 km/h on secondary roads outside urban areas.
  • 50 km/h on roads within urban areas, with some urban roads allowing up to 70 km/h based on specific criteria.

There may be different speed limits set by road authorities, provided they inform drivers adequately and have valid reasons.
Failure to comply with these limits results in fines of varying severity:

  • Up to 10 km/h over the limit: €42 to €173 fine.
  • 10 to 40 km/h over the limit: €173 to €694 fine.
  • Over 40 km/h up to 60 km/h: €543 to €2,170 fine, with a license suspension of 1 to 3 months.
  • More than 60 km/h over the limit: €845 to €3,382 fine, with a license suspension of 6 to 12 months.

It is essential to adhere to speed limits to ensure road safety and avoid penalties.

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