Greek drivers could face fines and loss of their driving licence for the infamous hand gesture, the mountza, the Greek equivalent of the ‘birdie’, reported Athens Voice.
The new Road Traffic Code will be stricter for drivers, which not only provides a fine in case a driver gestures a mountza to pedestrians or other passers-by, but, in addition, there is a revocation of registration and license.
More specifically, drivers face a 100 euro fine, with the additional suspension of their registration and driving license for ten days.
The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Kostas Karamanlis, had already announced more severe penalties for four more serious violations of the traffic code and include:
- Red light violation,
- Irregular overtaking, and
- Driving under the influence of alcohol