Police Can No Longer Fine Drivers Who Do Not Have Their Driving Licence and Registration Certificate on Hand

The amendment only applies to those who have been issued a driving license in Hungary and have a vehicle registered in the Hungarian register.

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From 1st of January 2023, drivers will no longer have to carry their travel documents when driving, as this will no longer be an offense from 2023, thanks to an earlier amendment to the law. Until 31st December 2022, this was punishable by an on-the-spot fine of up to HUF 50,000 and a fine of up to HUF 150,000 in the event of an infringement procedure, as Debrecen4U reported.

The change could also speed up the administration in the event of an accident. The most important thing is that in the event of an accident, the claim form is filled in correctly and accurately by the parties involved.

The amendment only applies to those who have been issued a driving license in Hungary and have a vehicle registered in the Hungarian register. Any Hungarian driving a car with foreign plates will still be obliged to keep the documents with him and hand them over to the police when checked.