How are they enforced? (not meaning to be sarcastic). Here in Central Jersey it's a joke.
It's a total joke here. If only they put out permanent checkpoints to catch people, they'd be revoking driving licences left/right/centre.
If Poles have no money to pay tickets, it won't do much good issuing them.
The fines are actually quite low for drink/driving - the real punishment is that your licence is revoked for 12 months, you don't get it back until you've passed your test(s) again AND passed an interview with a psychologist. The psychologist test is also quite tough, apparently.
But of course, there's no enforcement, so Pawel the racist dickhead drunk can lose his licence, then go straight back out on the road safe in the knowledge that he won't get stopped again anyway.
I couldn't believe the sh*t my cousin was getting away on the A4! I was white-knuckled the entire time!!
I even surprise myself when I look at the stuff I do here - crossing solid white lines, turning where I shouldn't, the list is endless. About the only thing I don't do is drive under the influence - it's a stupid thing to do. But speeding? Paah..who doesn't speed? Even stuff like turning speed - in Poland, I'll take the turn as fast as I can. Elsewhere? No chance - I'll take it slowly and surely. But again - lack of enforcement. If I knew that such behaviour was going to result in heavy fines, I wouldn't do it.
The second I go abroad, I have to repeat in my head "you're not in Poland, you're not in Poland, they have police here, you're not in Poland".