Speeding fines will be increased to €98 if they are not paid after the second reminder.
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Speeding fines will be increased to €98 if they are not paid after the second reminder
Parliament voted unanimously to change the administrative procedures for speeding fines on Thursday 8 February.
The objective is to simplify the payment of fines for motorists and to help the courts be decongested, while reducing administrative costs by limiting the use of registered mail.
It replaces the registered letter (lettre recommandée) with a first simple letter.
If the person fails to pay €49 within 45 days, then the letter will be sent by registered mail. If a second reminder is necessary, the fine will however increase to €98.
The recovery of this fine will also be simplified and the possibilities of appeal will also be adapted. If the motorist does not pay the fine, his vehicle may be immobilised during a roadside check.
Since speed cameras were introduced in 2015, more than 500,000 fines have been issued, of which 140,000 were to residents in Luxembourg. 83% of them have been paid, leaving 42,000 unpaid. Currently, there are 20 fixed speed cameras in the Grand Duchy and four more will be installed this year.