Heavy Financial Penalties in Case of a Missing or a Wrong EcoSticker
In case of a missing or a wrong EcoSticker on a vehicle, financial penalties up to 20,000 DKK (about 2500 €, 2150 £) can be charged since 1st November 2011 according to the paragraph §36 of the Environmental Sticker Law 24th June 2011.
The fines incurred can be charged on the driver, on the owner of the vehicle or on the leader of the company, in other words, fines will be charged on the legally responsible person.
Furthermore, according to the paragraph §36 of this law, penalty up to 2 years of imprisonment can be prescribed in case of deliberate infraction and this particularly if the EcoSticker has not been bought to obtain a financial gain.
Important to know for foreigners
A fine of 70 Euro or more will be imposed in accordance with EU directive 2011/82 dated 25th November 2011 “in order to facilitate the cross-border exchange of information about traffic offences threatening the road safety”. An enforcement procedure in the home country will take place on default of payment which will be pursued until imprisonment.