My car has xenon headlights and LCD brakes. I can’t change them myself, if I touch them they break and the car is designed so that I can’t easily fiddle around and pull them out. If they go, I have to take the car into the garage and pay a little man to swap the bulbs. Yet, if the police catch me without an (expensive and quickly broken) spare set of lightbulbs, I get fined €150.
So it was with delight that I saw that the head of the DGT (General Traffic Department) has announced that they will recommend that the government modifies the law in order to drop this particular rule, as it “no longer correspondon to modern day reality” . And “unofficially” will advise that the cops stop checking for the bulbs.
13000 people were fined last year for not carrying the spare set of bulbs. That’s…. almost 2 million euros!