Road Safety Offenses

There are several different offenses:

  • Speeding and penalties (art. 379.1)

Driving at a speed in excess of that permitted by law may be considered a road safety offense.

Penalties for this offense may include fines, loss of driving license points and, in extreme cases, deprivation of the right to drive.

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (art. 379.2)

Driving under the influence of substances that alter the driver’s psychophysical capacities is a serious offense.

Penalties for this offense may include fines, withdrawal of the driver’s license and, in cases of recidivism or seriousness, imprisonment.

  • Driving with manifest recklessness (art. 380).

Reckless driving refers to those actions that seriously and immediately endanger the life or integrity of persons.

This offense can lead to imprisonment, fines and the withdrawal of the dri- ving license.

  • Driving with manifest disregard for the lives of others (art. 381).

This offense refers to driving with manifest disregard for the life and integrity of per- sons, endangering their safety.

Penalties for this offense may include imprisonment, fines and withdrawal of driving license.

  • Road Safety Offenses with Injurious Result (art. 382).

If the commission of a road safety offense results in injury to other persons, the offender may face imprisonment, fines and withdrawal of driving license.

  • Refusal to submit to breathalyzer tests (art. 383).

Refusal to submit to breathalyzer or drug tests when required by the competent authority is a road safety offense.

This offense can lead to imprisonment, fines and withdrawal of the driver’s license.

  • Driving without a valid driver’s license (art. 384).

Driving without a valid driving license is an offense against road safety. Penalties for this offense may include fines and imprisonment.