The reformed Road Traffic Act creates a framework that ensures the smooth flow and safety of traffic also in the future. The Road Traffic Act reform streamlines regulations and is a significant deregulation project.
Several decrees will be repealed in connection with the new Act’s entry into force. These include the Road Traffic Decree (182/1982) and the Decree on the Use of Vehicles on the Road (1257/1992). In practice, this means that in the future, traffic signs, road markings, traffic lights, vehicle speeds, and dimensions and masses, for example, will no longer be regulated by decree but by law.
The new Road Traffic Act also meets the requirements set by international agreements and EU legislation.