Beginning with Friday, April 27, 2018, the monitoring of average driving speed on all highway sections in Serbia begins. The traffic police will begin penalizing all those who drive over 120 km/h by even one kilometer.
The Roads of Serbia has installed cameras in all designated locations, and the speed will be measured based on the time needed to go from one toll booth to another.
Drivers of vehicles registered in Serbia will be sent tickets to their home addresses, but each driver will also be able to see their average speed on the slip at the toll booth. On the other hand, foreigners will be stopped by the traffic police immediately at the toll booth and will have to pay the speeding ticket at the nearest court authority.
Also, drivers will no longer be able to avoid the speeding ticket by stopping in the middle of the section – at a resting spot or a gas station – as the number of “intercepting” vehicles will also increase on all highway sections in Serbia.
For example, the shortest amount of travel time allowed on the 423-km Subotica – Nis section is three hours 31 minutes, whereas, on the Belgrade – Nis section, it is one hour 58 minutes. The minimum time needed not to exceed the limit of 120 km/h on the road from Belgrade to Subotica is one hour 34 minutes, and, on the Belgrade – Sid route, it is 54 minutes.
From Horgos to Presevo, on the 537-km route, one mustn’t travel under four hours 16 minutes, and the minimum travel time proscribed for the section from the Vrcin toll booth to the Presevo toll booth is three hours.
The tickets are as follows – RSD 3,000 for driving at 120 to 140 km/h, RSD 5,000 for driving at 141 to 150 km/h and RSD 10,000 for driving at 151 to 160 km/h. The ticket of 10,000 to 20,000 dinars is issued for driving at 161 to 180 km/h, and it also entails three negative points and one to 12 months without a driving license.
The ticket for driving at 181 to 200 km/h is 20,000 to 40,000 dinars, along with one to 30 days in jail, six negative points and three to 12 months without a driving license. Those who drive at 201 to 220 km/h will need to pay 100,000 to 120,000 dinars, spend 15 to 60 days in jail, incur 14 negative points and spend eight to 12 months without a driving license.
Finally, there is no fine for driving over 221 km/h, but the perpetrator is looking at 30 to 60 days in jail, 15 negative points and nine to 12 months without a license.