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Driving ban

A driving ban is issued by the police or district court. A driving ban issued by the district court is almost without exception preceded by a temporary driving ban ordered by a police officer.

The district court must impose a driving ban on a driver of a motor-driven vehicle in case the driver is found guilty of the following offences: aggravated endangering of traffic safety (Criminal Code, Chapter 23, Section 2), drunken driving (Criminal Code, Chapter 23, Section 3), or transport offence of hazardous materials (Criminal Code, Chapter 44, Section 13).

The district court may impose a driving ban on a driver of a motor-driven vehicle for at most five years. A driving ban is imposed on a driver guilty of drunken driving or transport offence of hazardous materials for at least one month and those guilty of aggravated endangerment of traffic safety or aggravated drunken driving for at least three months. (Driving Licence Act 386/2011).



Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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