Monaco Cracks Down On Dangerous Driving During Car Events

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Monaco Cracks Down On Dangerous Driving During Car Events

The government has announced it will be cracking down on any inappropriate behavior and dangerous driving on public roads over the next four weeks.

In a bid to prevent “significant disturbances to public order” during the 13th Historic Grand Prix (May 13-15), the 79th Monaco Grand Prix (May 26-29) and Top Marques (June 8-12), any violation of the Highway Code—for example, speeding, burnouts, revs—will result in the immediate impoundment of the vehicle for an extended period of 120 hours (in 2019 there was a €1,000 fine also).

The measures, which were first introduced in 2019 to curb the phenomena of parading sports cars catering to carspotters (remember the scenes in front of the Fairmont hairpin turn in April 2018?), will effectively act against perpetrators of occasional nuisances in order to “preserve the peace and public safety of the residents of the Principality.”

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.