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Avoid hefty fines

  • Never, ever, ride the metro or train without a validated ticket, unless you can afford the steep fine (700 kr).  Don’t count on talking your way out of it.
  • Mind the return date for library materials. Overdue fines are expensive.
  • If you do not use the correct postage amount, you might receive a fine.
  • Do not drive without a proper driver’s license.  Usually this means a Danish drivers license.  Check with the authorities to see if your license from home is valid here. It probably is not. Never drive under the influence of alcohol.
  • Steep fines for talking on your hand-held mobile while driving.   Supposedly this applies to using a hand-held mobile while biking, as well.
  • Your bike must have a white light in front and a red light in back. Obey all bicycle laws.

Check out the overview of the fines in the Danish traffic.

Find more hints for life in Denmark and learn how to reduce the costs of life in Denmark.

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