Driving on Italy’s roads can be a scenic delight but it also turns out they are the most speed-regulated in Europe, as they have the highest amount of speed cameras in Europe, a new study by driving institute Zutobi found.
Italy’s figure for those sometimes sneaky ‘autovelox‘ comes in at 8,073, far outpacing the figures for Germany (3,813) and France (2,406).
Compared to Slovakia’s tiny total of 13 speed cameras across the entire country, driving in Italy entails a reasonable amount of caution to avoid speeding fines.
In fact, the report has gathered data on the countries with the strictest speeding fines too – and Italy features highly again, coming second only to Norway.
Fines for speeding on the motorway start at €143 and drink driving charges start at €1,500.
If you think that’s steep, Norway raced in first with €711 and an eye-watering €5,783 for these fines respectively.
At the other end of the scale, the least strict country in Europe for driving fines is Albania, with motorway speeding starting at just €20 and an almost unnoticeable €8 fine if you’re caught using your mobile phone while driving.
On the other hand, Italy’s fines for making a call or texting while on the road start at €160.