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.