In Austria, Croatia and Bulgaria, fines due to traffic infringements, which are more than HUF 15 thousand, will be collectable from the Hungarian drivers in the near future, origo.hu said.
A mutual convention between Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary will allow collecting the fines of infringements committed abroad among the member states. The agreement settles the administrative and technical questions of the Convention signed in Matrahaza (HU) in October 11 2012 – which is already fixed by law in Hungary. In the other signatory countries, the entry into force depends on the finishing of the parliamentary ratification procedures.
The agreement does not harmonize national laws but eight traffic offenses set out in the Directive of the European Union serve as legislative background. In these cases, the parties recognize and enforce the imposed – misdemeanor administrative – fines.
The mutual recognition infringements are speeding, non-use of seat belts, driving through a red traffic light, drink-driving, driving under the influence of drugs, failure to wear a safety helmet, traffic on prohibited lane, illegal use of mobile phone or other communication devices while driving.
The scope of the agreement covers the fines more than EUR 50 (HUF 15 thousand). The executing state is entitled to the money, origo.hu said.
In the Hungarian law, the limitation period is six months in accordance with the Infraction Law, the administrative deadline is 60 days according to the Law on Road Traffic, its objective deadline is also six months. There are no European standards to the regulation on the limitation period, but the several-month limitation period can be considered general, according to the Interior Ministry.
based on the article of origo.hu
translated by BA
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