Amendment to roads law passes lower house


A new amendment to the Czech roads law, passed by the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday, prohibits drivers from evading responsibility for speeding and some other traffic offences on the grounds that their vehicle was being driven by a close relative. If signed into law, the bill will ensure that the owner of the vehicle guarantees that anybody driving it observes the rules of the road. If the driver violates the rules, the owner may be fined up to 10,000 crowns. The amendment also prohibits EU citizens from having more than one driver’s licence, and raises the age limit for driving large motorcycles to 24, with some exceptions.