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Traffic Fines and Motor Vehicle Taxes

Increase in Traffic Fines
Effective from January 1, 2011 the traffic fines are increased by 7.7%:

Disregard red light: 140 YTL
Drunk driving for the first time (over 0.50 promil): 590 TL
Drunk driving for the second time: 739 TL
Drunk driving for the third time: 1185 TL
Not to register the vehicle within one month after purchasing: 140 TL
Not carrying the vehicle registration document, broken lights, vehicle inspection violation: 66 TL
Driving without having a driving license: 290 TL
Not carrying the driving license or avoiding showing the license when requested: 140 TL
%10-30 over the speed limit: 140 TL
%30 and more, over the speed limit 290 TL
Not obeying parking ban, not having traffic insurance, playing music with high volume:  66 TL
Parking at areas reserved for disabled: 132 TL
Driving permanently on the left line: 190 TL
Smoking in public transportation vehicles: 75 TL
Carrying devices pre-locating the radar: 380 TL
Using cell phone while driving: 66 TL
Not using security belt: 66 TL

Motor Vehicle Annual Taxes for 2011
Up to 1300 cc
1-3 years old vehicle - 436 TL
4-6 years old vehicle: 304 TL
1300-1600 cc
1-3 years old vehicle: 697 TL
4-6 years old vehicle: 523 TL
1600 -1800 cc
1-3 years old vehicle: 1227 TL
4-6 years old vehicle: 961 TL
1800 -2000 cc
1-3 years old vehicle: 1931 TL
4-6 years old vehicle: 1490 TL




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 By klausd  24.12.2007

It cannot be emphasized enough that drinkdriving almost certainly will cost you to loose your driving license for 6 months! It is not legal for Turkish traffic police to collect and keep foreign driving licenses, but they do that anyway and your embassy is not able to help you, neither the foreigners administration (Yabancı Şube). If caught within Istanbul´s usual bar zone your license probably is kept by the Gayrettepe Police Station. Your driving license will be returend to you via foreign affairs to your embassy, a nightmare of waiting and taxi bills.

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