The speed limit for cars and motorcycles on the limited access highways is 130 km per hour (approximately 81 mph); on highways, the limit is 110 km per hr (approximately 69 mph); and, in town and village areas, the speed limit is 50 km per hr (approximately 30 mph). Also, special seats are required for children under age 12.
Speed tickets are written up by the police, thus documenting the infraction and payable fines. The police will give the offender a postal check (money order), on which the amount of the fine to be paid is written, and this postal check can be presented and paid for at any Hungarian post office.
In disputes about the fine or the offense, the police will confiscate the person's passport and issue a receipt for the passport as well as an "invitation" letter to appear at a police station the next day or the day after to resolve the dispute. The passport is given back after resolution and/or the payment of the fine.
Foreigners may also.....
I was experience problems with excessive billing and/or extortion at some restaurants and nightclubs featuring "adult entertainment." Do not order beverage or food service without first seeing a menu and verifying the cost.
An outbreak of meningococcal meningitis was reported from the Bacs-Kiskun area (in Kecskemet city and Szabadszallas town) beginning in December 1999. As of January 5, 2000, 30 cases and 4 deaths had been reported.
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