Fines for Traffic Violations in Turkey

In Turkey, both tourists and local residents are required to abide by the rules of the road, as violations can result in fines issued by the police. Fines for traffic violations in Turkey can be quite high and depend on the severity of the violation.


One of the most common traffic violations is speeding in residential areas. Drivers who exceed the speed limit between 55 and 65 km/h can receive a fine of 535 Turkish Lira (TL). For speeding between 65 and 75 km/h, the fine can amount to 988 TL, and for exceeding the speed limit by more than 75 km/h, it can be as high as 5,002 TL.


Additionally, traffic violations include driving without a driver’s license, which can result in a fine of 9,918 TL. Fines are also imposed for driving without wearing a seatbelt (1,008 TL), crossing the stop line at a pedestrian crossing (678 TL), driving without insurance (1,008 TL), driving without a valid vehicle inspection (935 TL), running a red light (935 TL), and parking in prohibited areas (709 TL).


If a vehicle is parked in an unauthorized location, the driver may be fined 66 TL, and the car may be towed if it obstructs traffic.


Driving under the influence is also strictly regulated in Turkey. Drivers suspected of alcohol impairment may be required to undergo a blood alcohol test. The legal limit for private car drivers is 0.05%. Driving under the influence can result in a fine of 1,002 TL for the first offense, 3,256 TL for the second offense, and 4,018 TL for the third offense.


Therefore, tourists and residents of Turkey should familiarize themselves with the rules of the road and strictly adhere to them in order to avoid fines and unpleasant situations on the roads.

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