Fines for violations of driving regulations in Greece
If you rent a car, you have to observe the driving regulations. Otherwise, you should be ready to pay a fine. Remember that policemen are authorized to impose a fine but it has to be paid in bank. You can become familiar with basic fines for violation of traffic rules.
|Exceeding the speed limit by 0-20 km/h
|Exceeding the speed limit by 21-30 km/h
|Exceeding the speed limit by 30 km/h
|Using a cell phone
|Passing on prohibitory sign
|Passing without stopping when light is red
Note that most of violations of traffic rules in Greece lead to driver's license confiscation to 10-16 days.
It's not so easy to find an empty space for parking in Greece. The streets are rather narrow and the number of vehicles is constantly increases. There is an obligatory rule for vehicles, which are parked at darkness hours in public spaces: parking lights must be on.
Parking ban is indicated by yellow lines. Besides, parking is prohibited near crossings and public transport stops and stations. Payment is required in most of the parking lots in Greek cities. Parking lot is to be paid by the special pay machine. In some cities you will have to buy a special parking card. Quite often one can see traffic signs with even and odd months, which indicate that parking these months is prohibited.
Maximum blood alcohol content allowed
Blood alcohol level allowed is 0.5 ‰. Blood alcohol content greater than stated level, leads to a fine in the amount of €200-1200. In addition, if blood alcohol content exceeds 1.1 ‰, a fine is followed by the driver's license confiscation up to 3 months.
Drivers with driving experience of less than 2 years form a specific category. Their blood alcohol content allowed is 0.2 ‰.
Driving regulations to know renting a car in Greece
Motor cars can go within inhabited localities at a speed up to 50 km/h. Going outside inhabited localities, you can drive up to 90 km/h. Roads have a speed limit of 110 km/h, autobahns – 130 km/h.
Note that driving with dim light in the daytime is prohibited. Dim light is recommended to use in low visibility.
Both front-seat and back-seat passengers must buckle up. It is also prohibited to use a cell phone while driving.
There is no leaded petrol in Greece. You can fill your car with non-leaded petrol (RON95 and RON98). It is prohibited to transport a gasoline container in a vehicle. Petrol in Greece is of good quality and there are a lot of filling stations.
Average fuel cost in Greece:
- RON95 petrol – 1,62 EUR
- RON98 petrol – 1,84 EUR
- Diesel engine – 1,34 EUR
If you decided to rent a car in Greece, remember that it is required to pay for toll roads, and payment depends on the covered distance. One should pay before driving the toll road. Rates also depend on a vehicle type. Cars refer to the category 2.