The system of penalty points is simplified from five rates to three. It will now be possible to allocate two, four or six points. For example, for driving under the influence of alcohol, the driver will receive six points instead of the current seven, but will pay a fine in administrative proceedings of up to CZK 25,000 instead of today’s up to CZK 20,000. If he refuses the alcohol test, he faces a fine of up to 75,000 CZK. He will be subject to the same fine if he drives without a valid driving license or if he drives despite a ban. For accumulated 12 penalty points, the driver will lose his driver’s license, just like before.
The on-the-spot fine is doubled to 5,500 CZK for serious offences. For the final amount of the fine, narrow bands ranging from 500 to 1000 CZK will apply, so that the police can take into account the circumstances of the offense. For less serious offences, such as a passenger driving without a seat belt, the range is 1,500 to 2,000 CZK, for medium offenses such as failure to give way, it is 2,500 to 3,500 CZK and for the most serious ones, such as running a red light, 4,500 to 5,500 CZK .
Drive auto will be possible from the age of 17, but only under the supervision of an impeccable driver – mentor.
A test driving license is being introduced. If a driver commits a six-point offense two years after obtaining a driver’s license or his driver’s license is revoked for a serious offense, he will have to attend a traffic psychology lecture and a so-called evaluation drive. It will be a four-hour lesson on the causes of traffic accidents and their prevention, as well as four hours of theory and driving in a driving school.
Starting next year, drivers will not have to carry a driver’s license, a small technical license or a professional qualification card with them on the territory of the Czech Republic. Originally, this obligation was to end on July 1, 2025.
On selected sections of highways, the Ministry of Transport will be able to increase the maximum permitted speed up to 150 km/h. It will concern new and modernized sections.
The Ministry of Transport will be able to grant an exception to the ban on truck driving on weekends and holidays, for reasons of national security, protection of life, health or property, as well as an emergency or elimination of its consequences. If the Ministry of Transport issues such an exemption, it will have to notify the police immediately so that the officers can be made aware of it.
The law introduces so-called shared zones. The shared zone will be marked with an appropriate traffic sign, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to use the road in its entire width, and a maximum speed of twenty kilometers will apply.
Registered field social service providers will be allowed to park in emergency cases even in places where parking is otherwise prohibited. Their vehicles should be labeled as home health care vehicles are now.
The granting of age exemptions for motor sportsmen is cancelled. Until now, the Ministry of Transport grants an exception to the holder of a motor sportsman’s license, who can obtain a driving license of group A1, A2 or A on the basis of it, which entitles him to drive vehicles during a sports competition.
Group B license holders will also be able to drive snowmobiles from the age of 21.