Croatia began on Thursday to enforce a strict highway code, under which car drivers are liable to a much higher fine for wrongdoing, which can lead to the confiscation of the car.
The new law, approved by Parliament on July 12, doubled the fines for traffic violations, including driving against the direction of the motorway, exceeding a speed of 50 km / h in residential areas, non-compliance with red signals, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license or license expired.
Such violations also include the driver’s refusal to undergo alcohol testing or drug testing, or to escape after a traffic accident causing death or injury.
The law also doubled the fines for less serious offenses such as driving without a belt and talking on a cell phone while driving.
The new traffic rules allow road authorities to temporarily remove the vehicle for repeated offenses and to revoke the driver’s license in some cases.
According to the European Statistical Office (Eurostat), the number of road accident victims in Croatia is 73 per 1 million inhabitants in 2016, compared to the average of 50 persons per million across the whole of the world. ‘European Union.