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Greece Will Lower Speed Limits, Raise Penalties for Road Violations

ATHENS – Notorious for ignoring traffic rules, Greeks will soon find themselves subject to drastically reduced speed limits in populated areas under a revised code being devised by the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry.

That was proposed by the newly-established Committee for Road Safety to put the country in accordance with other European Union member states and will see the speed limit cut from 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles) to 30 kilometers (19 miles) with no word how it would be enforced in those areas.

Other expected changes include smaller cash fines for smaller offenses and stricter penalties for serious violations, especially those that may lead to injury or death, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or running a red light, sources not named told Kathimerini.

Authorities will use a digital database to monitor motorists and their violations to keep information on repeat offenders and a point system will be introduced in which they would face increasingly larger penalties for offending.

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