Fines for using mobile phone while driving

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Penalties for using mobile phone while driving in Europe

Driving safely requires all of your attention. Using a mobile phone while driving is very dangerous due to the fact that the driver should be distracted from the process of driving.

There is a lot of research showing that using a hand-held mobile phone while driving may increase your chance of a crash by as much as four times.

Exceptions are made only for hands-free mobile phones. In some cases restrictions are directed only to novice drivers.

Penalties for using your mobile phone while driving
Country Penalties Note
Austria € 50 forbidden from 1999-07-01
Azerbaijan AZN 50 (€ 24)
Albania ALL 1,000 (€ 8)
Andorra € 20
Armenia AMD 3,000 (€ 5)
Belarus BYN 58 (€ 19) perhaps a warning
Belgium € 100 forbidden from 2000-07-01
Bulgaria BGN 50 (€ 26) forbidden from 2002-05-01
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
BAM 100 (€ 51)
Great Britain GBP 200 (€ 233) forbidden from 2003-12-01
Hungary HUF 10,000 (€ 28) Fines vary in the city, outside the city and on the motorway
Germany € 40 forbidden from 2001-02-01;
It is forbidden to hold a mobile phone in your hands while the engine is running
Greece € 100
Georgia GEL 10 (€ 2)
Denmark DKK 1,500 (€ 202) forbidden from 1998-07-01
Ireland € 60
Iceland ISK 5,000 (€ 33)
Spain € 200
Italy € 160 forbidden 1993-07-01
Cyprus € 85 forbidden 1999-06-25
Latvia € 25
Lithuania € 28
Liechtenstein CHF 100 (€ 91)
Luxembourg € 79 forbidden 2001-08-01
North
Macedonia
MKD 2,500 (€ 41)
Malta € 100
Moldova MDL 450 (€ 21)
Netherlands € 230 forbidden 2002-03-30
Norway NOK 1,300 (€ 128)
Poland PLN 200 (€ 44)
Portugal € 120
Romania RON 870 (€ 176)
Serbia RSD 10,000 (€ 85)
Slovakia € 60
Slovenia € 120
Turkey TRY 72 (€ 7)
Ukraine UAH 425 (€ 13)
Finland € 50 forbidden 2003-01-01
France € 135 forbidden 2003-03-30;
from 2015-07-01 prohibited to use headphones and headsets (any device that is attached to the ear) when driving
Croatia HRK 500 (€ 66)
Montenegro € 60
Czech
Republic
CZK 1,000 (€ 39)
Switzerland CHF 100 (€ 91)
Sweden SEK 1,500 (€ 147) forbidden 2018-02-01
Estonia € 16
Russia RUB 1,500 (€ 17)
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