Driving in Warsaw can be a real challenge. The driving culture is nothing like German or Scandinavian, closer in a way to Italian or Spanish. Be prepared for many agressive drivers trying to overtake from the right side, not following the speed limits and offensively taking your parking spot.
Unfortuantely it's also not so uncommon to hear horns all over and see drivers expressing their stress quite loudly through open windows.
Be careful especially as a pedestrain or a bike rider, as those although in theory should have the right of the way, usually are treated as disturbing participants of traffic.
Have a safe ride!
Most of driving misdemeanors are punished with a fiscal fine and/or points. The points are cumulative and cancelled after 12 months. Once 24 points (or 20 for young drivers who obtained their driving license less than 12 months ago) are reached, a driving license is suspended and a driver is required to complete a whole driving course again and pass the final exam.
150zl & 3 points – transporting a child without a child’s seat or without switching off the airbag in front, while using the front passenger seat for a baby seat
200zl – using mobile phone while driving (only hands free or headset is allowed)
300zl & 5-6points– not giving way to vehicles with right of way
350zl – accelerating while being taken over
350zl & 8 points – not stopping at pedestrian lines
500zl & 10 points – not stopping at pedestrian lines when one other car has stopped
Speeding tickets calculator
Up to 10km/h faster than allowed – 50zl & 1 point
11-20km/h faster than allowed – 50-100zl & 2 points
21-30km/h – 100-200zl & 4 points
31-40km/h – 200-300zl & 6 points
41-50km/h – 300-400zl & 8 points
Over 50km/h – 400-500zl & 10 points
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