Fines for the violations of road traffic regulations in Tallinn
Road hogs are disliked in Estonia very much. This is why do not even try violating the traffic regulations. A policeman will undoubtedly be near you, and you will get an extremely large fine. The sums of fines for the most widespread offences are the following:
|Driving on a contra-flow lane
|Driving through a red light
|Ignorance of pedestrians on cross walks
||From 200 to 800 Euro
If the fine does not exceed the sum of 300 Euro, it can be paid in cash straight on site. Larger fines shall be paid at a bank.
Speed rate in Estonia
When renting a car in Estonia, remember about the speed rate. Speeding is not allowed in case you do not wish to face up with large difficulties:
- The maximum speed allowed in living quarters is 30 km/h
- It is not permitted to accelerate to more than 50 km/h at population centers
- The speed must not be more than 120 km/h on express roads.
Besides, do not forget to follow the road signs. Sometimes, the speed rate can change.
Parking in Estonia
All parking lots in small Estonian towns are absolutely free. Concerning big cities, for example, in Tallinn, it will be essential to pay for parking a car. However, not in all cases will you have to pay for the parking place in big cities as well. It is quite simple to understand whether the car park is paid or free. If there is a parking machine, it means you need to buy a parking voucher.
Parking machines accept only local currency in cash. There is a very important nuance. You pay for every 15 minutes of parking time in Estonia. You are advised to use guarded paid parking lots for the longer storage of your car. One parking day at such parking places costs approximately 10 Euro.
Allowed blood alcohol level
Like in any other European country, drunk driving is banned in Estonia. The maximum blood alcohol level allowed is 0.02 permille. If your level is higher, you will not manage to avoid problems:
- In case the level is from 0.02 to 0.05 permille, the fine is from 400 Euro. It is the policeman who will determine the exact fine sum. At that you will be deprived of driving license for the term of from 3 to 9 months.
- In case the blood alcohol level is more than 0.05 permille, the sum of fine will be up to 1200 Euro. The disqualification term in such a case will be up to 1 year.
Considering that you are in a foreign country, you may have additional problems as well.
Cost of fuel in Estonia
In Estonia, practically all fuel stations work 24 hours per day inclusive of the stations located in cities and the ones situated near express roads. It is possible to pay for the fuel both in cash and by credit card. The average fuel prices are the following:
- Fuel 95 costs 1.27 Euro
- Fuel 98 costs 1.31 Euro
- Diesel fuel costs 1.29 Euro.