Penalty

ATTENTION: The rules governing fines for unauthorised road use have changed with effect from 12 November 2017.

In the HU-GO e-toll system, the National Toll Payment Services (NTPS) Plc. supports control activities using stationary control portals located along the toll road network and mobile data collection vehicles. Toll control is conducted 24 hours a day, enabling the system to immediately determine whether a specific vehicle has a valid road use authorization.

Unauthorised road use is penalised by an administrative fine, imposed by the authority. Motorists are called to account by roadside inspections and on the basis of objective liability.

In the event of unauthorised road use, the relevant amended legislation (Government Decree No 410/2007) takes into account the duration of unauthorised use, determining the amount of the fine according to three time bands. It enables road users to rectify shortly after the error is detected and thus to avoid payment of a higher fine. They are assisted by the HU-GO Fine Alert function. Once activated, when detecting unauthorised road use, the NTPS verification system will immediately send a warning to the user concerned.

Traffic ticket fines are classified into three categories by the amended Decree based on the principle whether further offences were committed within the 8-hour time band following the initial detection of unauthorised road use. On that basis, road users should anticipate

  • a moderate fine if they did not commit an offence following the detection of unauthorised road use or the offence was limited to the first two hours from the detection.
  • an average fine if they repeatedly infringed the rules between the 2nd and 4th hours following the initial detection of unauthorised road use but the offence was not repeated after the 4th hour.
  • a high fine if they repeatedly infringed the rules between the 4th and 8th hours following the initial detection of unauthorised road use.

 The traffic ticket fines determined by vehicle categories, the manner of offence and the relevant time bands are shown in the table below: 

Vehicle category

0-120th minute following the incident

121st-240th minute following the incident

241st-480th minute following the incident

Failure to pay the toll prior to starting to use the road (Section 14(a) of the Toll Act)

J2

HUF 30,000

HUF 90,000

HUF 140,000

J3

HUF 35,000

HUF 100,000

HUF 150,000

J4

HUF 40,000

HUF 110,000

HUF 165,000

The toll or environmental category in the declaration submitted is lower than the actual category (Section 14(b) of the Toll Act)

J2

HUF 24,000

HUF 72,000

HUF 110,000

J3

HUF 28,000

HUF 80,000

HUF 120,000

J4

HUF 36,000

HUF 88,000

HUF 135,000

The on-board unit is included in the register of invalidated units at the time the road is used (Section 14(c) of the Toll Act)

J2

HUF 30,000

HUF 90,000

HUF 140,000

J3

HUF 35,000

HUF 100,000

HUF 150,000

J4

HUF 40,000

HUF 110,000

HUF 165,000