Bulgaria’s Parliament has approved amendments to the Road Traffic Act, tabled by Bulgarian Socialist Party MPs.
Motorist who use the emergency lane on motorways for overtaking or driving will have to pay a fine of 1000 leva ( about 511 euro), and their driving licences will be suspended for three months.
The amendments also ban driving with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 per cent.
Some MPs also urged drivers in large cities to vacate the tram tracks as quickly as possible, once a tram is approaching. Buses are generally allowed to use the tram tracks.