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Notice of contravention: how do i know if it is valid?

Verified 16 mars 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

To be valid, the notice of contravention must include certain information. They vary depending on how the offense is found.

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Offense directly identified by law enforcement (immediate edition of notice of contravention)

The notice of contravention shall contain the following information:

  • Information on the verbalizing service
  • Nature, place and date of contravention
  • References to the texts penalizing the infringement
  • If necessary, vehicle identification and obligation to exchange driving licenses
  • If necessary, mention that the vehicle has been requested to be removed
  • If necessary, an indication that the infringement results in the removal of a point(s) from the driving license.
    It is specified that the payment of the fine entails recognition of the infringement and reduction of the number of points. You are also informed about the possibility of exercising a right of access to the automated processing of the driving license.
  • In the event of an infringement relating to an excess of the maximum authorized speed of less than 50 km/h, the following information shall be provided: maximum authorized speed, speed recorded using a control device, speed retained by the verbalizing department, information on the means of control used and on the type of track used.

Infringement detected by electronic call

The notice of contravention shall contain the following information:

  • Information on the verbalizing service
  • Nature, place and date of contravention
  • References to the texts penalizing the infringement
  • Vehicle identification elements
  • Identity of the offender (if not established, the identity of the holder of the certificate of registration)
  • Amount of the flat-rate fine
  • If necessary, heading "Removal of points from driving licenses".
    It is specified that the payment of the fine entails recognition of the infringement and reduction of the number of points. You are also informed about the possibility of exercising a right of access to the automated processing of the driving license.
  • If necessary, entry on the obligation to exchange driving licenses
  • Information on the exercise of remedies: on the offense itself, on the right of access to automated processing of driving licenses and on the right of access to any photographs taken by an automatic control device
  • In the event of an infringement relating to an overrun of the maximum authorized speed of less than 50 km/h, the following information shall be provided: maximum authorized speed, speed recorded using a control device, speed retained by the verbalizing department, information on the means of control used and on the type of track used.

Infringement detected by automated control (radar, camera)

The notice of contravention shall contain the following information:

  • Information on the verbalizing service
  • Nature, place and date of contravention
  • References to the texts penalizing the infringement
  • Vehicle identification elements
  • Identity of the offender (if not established, the identity of the holder of the certificate of registration)
  • Amount of the flat-rate fine
  • Identity of the offender (if not established, the identity of the holder of the certificate of registration)
  • Amount of the flat-rate fine
  • Where necessary, obligation to exchange driving licenses
  • Information on the exercise of the right of access to automated driving license processing
  • If necessary, an indication that the infringement results in the removal of a point(s) from the driving license. It is specified that the payment of the fine entails recognition of the infringement and reduction of the number of points. You are also informed about the possibility of exercising a right of access to the automated processing of the driving license.
  • In the event of an infringement relating to an overrun of the maximum authorized speed of less than 50 km/h, the following information shall be provided: maximum authorized speed, speed recorded using a control device, speed retained by the verbalizing department, information on the means of control used and on the type of track used.
  • Information on the exercise of remedies (request for exemption).