Fines for violations of driving regulations
Fines for violation of the driving regulations in Malta are paid on-site, so you always need to have enough money with you. General violations and fines for them:
- a fine for overspeeding is 20-120 EUR
- driving on the reserved road can be fined with 100 EUR
- violation of the overtaking rules can be punished with 10-60 EUR
- passing through red traffic light – 250 EUR
- a fine for parking on the pavement is about 25 EUR
- driving on the left side of the road is fined with 10-60 EUR
To give a fine, policemen don’t need to come to the driver by their own. A fine, for example, for wrong parking can be fixed to the windscreen. It must be paid during a week; otherwise, a violator can be demanded to court.
We recommend you to learn the driving regulations of Malta in advance to make your trip around the country by a rented car really pleasurable.
It's necessary to observe the speed limit. Its violation is strictly controlled and punished with fines. In some sections of the roads general rules are not valid, there are special restrictions to be observed.
If there is nothing in traffic signs, means that in this road section the general speed limitations are valid:
- within built-up area – 50 km/h
- outside built-up area – 80 km/h
Blood alcohol content allowed
Legal blood alcohol concentration allowed is 0.8 ‰. Remember that even minimum exceeding of this concentration is penalized with € 1,200 fine. Additionally, drivers can be taken into police custody for up to 3 months. The driver's license is likely to be confiscated for more than 6 months. To avoid such consequences, pay attention to the amount of alcohol drunk or better even don't drink alcohol before driving.
Driving regulations in Malta
Note some driving regulations, which must be observed while travelling in Malta by a rented car. For example, you must turn on the low beam while driving through the tunnels. Children aged to 10 must go in child safety seats or held by a special device. All passengers must be buckled up. It is prohibited to use a cell phone while driving.