The Italian government recently approved a law that will greatly increase the fines for traffic violations. This change should enter into force at the beginning of 2024.
Fines imposed for some violations might even triple in value. The fine for using a phone while driving currently stands at €165-660, but from next year it will be increased to €422-1,697. If the driver commits this offense for the first time ever, his driver's license will also be suspended. This suspension period can last anywhere from 15 days to 2 months. If a driver is caught using a phone while driving again within the next two years, their license will be suspended for 1 to 3 months, points will be deducted from their driver’s license and they will also have to pay an even higher fine, which can range between €644 and € 2,588.
Stricter fines will also be imposed for improper parking and speeding. If a driver has exceeded the speed limit twice in the same city in one year, he will be given a fine of up to €1,084 and his driver's license will be suspended for a period of 15-30 days. Fines for parking vehicles in disabled or public transport parking spaces will also be significantly increased.
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