Each country has its own traffic regulations and corresponding fines. The fines for a speeding violation in the Netherlands are much higher than in Eastern Europe. Did you know that a speeding ticket in the Netherlands can amount to € 335! Good to take into account when coming from abroad to the Netherlands. We have therefore made an overview of the maximum speed and fines in the Netherlands in comparison with Poland and Romania. Use it to your advantage.
Speed limit on freeways
– In the Netherlands, during the daytime (from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour applies on all freeways. In the evening and night (from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.), you may drive 120 kilometers per hour or 130 kilometers per hour on some highways.
– The maximum speed limit on the highway in Poland is 140 kilometers per hour.
– The speed limit on the highway in Romania is 130 kilometers per hour.
Speed limits in and outside built-up areas
– Speed limit in the Netherlands in built-up areas: 50 km/h – Outside built-up areas: 80 km/h.
– Maximum speed in Poland inside built-up area: 50 km/h – Outside built-up area 90 km/h.
– Maximum speed in Romania inside built-up area: 50 km/h – Outside built-up area 90 km/h.
Fines outside built-up areas
– speeding 5 km/h: € 33.
– Speeding 10 km/h: € 71.
– Driving over 15km/h: € 136.
– Driving over 20 km/h: € 192.
– Driving over 25 km/h: € 257.
– Driving over 30km/h: € 335.
– Speed exceeding 10 km/h: from PLN 57 = € 12,46.
– Driving over 11 km/h to 20 km/h: From PLN 114 = € 24,92.
– Over speeding from 21 to 30 km/h: from PLN 190 = € 41,53
– Speeding from 31 to 40 km/h: from PLN 342 = € 74,76
– Traffic violations are divided into 5 categories (I-V). Fines are calculated using a point system. One point is equivalent to RON 145 (€29.30).
– Fines range from 2-3 points in category I (minor offenses) to 21-100 points for category V (major offenses).
– Speeding from RON 870 = € 175,77
Other traffic rules in the Netherlands
Besides the speed limit, there are many other traffic rules in the Netherlands. On the website of the ANWB and Rijksoverheid you can read all traffic rules.
Stick to the traffic rules. This is safe for you and for other people on the road.