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Drivers should expect changes in Slovak Road Code

SLOVAK drivers can look forward to amendments to the Road Code. The new law is expected to introduce stricter penalties as well as a number of alternative punishments, the Sme daily reported on October 13.

The first new wrinkle in the Road Code is the ban on trucks overtaking on the Bratislava-Trnava highway. This ban takes effect on Sunday, October 22, and sets the fine at Sk2,000 (€54).

Next year, the Interior Ministry plans to make it compulsory to have car lights on at all times, along with increasing fines for violations.

A new system of fines will also be introduced that will see the highest fines paid for offences that are, according to statistics, the main causes of traffic accidents.

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