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Fines in Bulgaria. How to find out and how to pay?

 

          You can get the fine according to the protocol drawn up on the spot, or receive it by mail from the cameras, they arrive at the place of registration of the owner of the vehicle, or you can find out about them online (only for Bulgarian citizens) and directly at the Police department for foreign citizens  .

         Keep in mind that in Bulgaria there is a system of discounts within a month from the date of receipt of the fine and it is 30%.  After that you will have to pay 100%, if within a month you do not pay the penalty and you will drive a vehicle, the police are entitled to withdraw your driver’s license during the next inspection.

        If you rent a car, your driver’s license (copy), together with the rental agreement and a fine for refusing to pay, are sent to the Police and then written off from the rental company to the driver.

 Payment of the fine can be made online, through any bank or directly to the Police through the cashier.

 The most common car rental in our practice are given below.  Data taken from Police departament website mvr.bg

 Penalties for violations of the speed regime are regulated in Art.  182 of the Law on Road Traffic.


       The first group refers to drivers of vehicles that have exceeded the maximum permitted speed in settlements.
 In these cases, a driver exceeding the allowed maximum speed in the village is punished as follows:
 1. for excess of 10 km / h. - a fine of BGN 20;
 2. for excess from 11 to 20 km / h. - a fine of 50 levs .;
 3. for excess from 21 to 30 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 100;
 4. for excess from 31 to 40 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 400;
 5. for excess of 40 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 600;
 6. for speeding more than 50 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 700.  and three months of deprivation of the right to drive a motor vehicle, while for each subsequent 5 km / h exceeding more than 50 km / h the fine is increased by 50 levs.


 The second group refers to drivers of vehicles that have exceeded the maximum permitted speed outside the settlements.
 In these cases, a driver exceeding the permitted speed outside the settlement is punished as follows:
 1. for excess of 10 km / h. - a fine of BGN 20;
 2. for excess from 11 to 20 km / h. - a fine of 50 levs .;
 3. for excess from 21 to 30 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 100;
 4. for excess from 31 to 40 km / h. - with a fine of 300 lv .;
 5. for excess from 41 to 50 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 400;
 6. for speeding more than 50 km / h. - with a fine of BGN 600.at the same time, for each next 5 km / h exceeding more than 50 km / h, the penalty increases by 50 levs.

 

 If you own a car and do not fulfill your duty to conclude compulsory insurance, then you are subject to an administrative penalty (fine) of BGN 250, if you are an individual, if the vehicle belongs to a legal entity, a property fine of BGN 2000. Driving a car (  if it differs from the owner) must pay a fine of BGN 400.

 

 Now, if you are caught without a vignette, the attacker will be asked to pay a compensation fee on the spot and an act will not be issued to him.  Compensation fee can be paid on the spot only with a debit or credit card and is 70 leva, respectively, for a car.  If it is not paid on the spot under such control, it can be repaid by bank transfer.  If the driver does not pay the compensation fee within a 14-day period, a fine will come into force.  Then the fine for cars is 300 leva.

 

 Even for the onset of a traffic accident are fined!

 Due to movement with speeding and non-observance of the distance - a fine of up to BGN 200.

 

 Documents and verification.

 Does not carry a driver’s license, a control ticket and a vehicle coupon - a fine of 10 leva.

 In case of refusal to submit documents for verification, the law shall be confiscated for a period of 1 to 6 months and a fine of 50 to 200 leva.

 

 Alcohol

 At a concentration of more than 0.5-0.8 ppm inclusive -6 months without a driver’s license and a fine of BGN 500.

 At a concentration of more than 0.8-1.2 ppm inclusive, a year without a driver’s license and a fine of BGN 1000.

 

 Parking

 Parking on site for the disabled - a fine of 200 leva.
 Parking in parks, gardens, playgrounds, playgrounds intended only for pedestrians, on sidewalks - a fine of 50 to 200 levs.
 Parking in the area of ​​a bicycle or bus path - a fine of 50 leva.
 Stand or park as the second row in the active lane - a fine of 50 leva.
 Parking at the bus stop - fine from 20 to 150 leva.
 Wrong parking-20 leva.