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Old 10-19-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by John NY View Post
I recall the reason for this is that there are extremely severe penalties in Europe for having speedometers that understate the actual speed. .
Norway is the only European country who regularly condemns its citizens to prison sentences for speeds that seem perfectly natural for citizens of other western countries.
140 km/h on a motor road under perfect conditions is enough to land you in jail for at least 18 days - unconditionally.
And please remember that any license witdrawal is not subject to any court order as in other European countries. The police may even confiscate your license on the spot (you have to leave your bike or car by the road) for 14 days if they only suspect that you have committed a crime that might lead to license withdrawal.

Speed limit Violation Fine (NOK) Fine (Euro)
60 km/h and lower + 1-5 km/h 600 kr 72
+ 6-10 km/h 1 600 kr 194
+ 11-15 km/h 2 900 kr 352
+ 16-20 km/h 4 200 kr 509
+ 21-25 km/h 6 500 kr 788
License withdrawn + 26 km/h and more Heavy fine, max 10 000kr
JAIL** + 31 km/h and more* Jail: Minimum 18 days

70 km/h and higher + 1-5 km/h 600 kr 72
+ 6-10 km/h 1 600 kr 194
+ 11-15 km/h 2 600 kr 315
+ 16-20 km/h 3 600 kr 436
+ 21-25 km/h 4 900 kr 594
+ 26-30 km/h 6 500 kr 788
+ 31-35 km/h 7 800 kr 945
License withdrawn + 41 km/h and more Heavy fine, max 10 000kr
JAIL** + 51 km/h and more Jail: Minimum 18 days
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