The celebrating of the National Day brings along a few boulevards closed for the military parade in the Northern Bucharest, 5% more expensive electricity, a pig vaccinating campaign, a new 200 RON (some 50 euros) banknote and the roughest driving regulations in Europe.

Starting today, the life is going to get a lot more complicated for drivers in Romania. The new system, based on contravention points, leads to the automatic annulment of the driver’s license at 15 points worth of mistakes.

On the other hand, drivers are no longer responsible for accidents caused by pedestrians’ mistake.