Penalties for possession, use or trafficking of illegal drugs in Hungary are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
There’s zero tolerance – a 100% ban – on alcohol when driving. Police conduct routine roadside checks with breathalysers and if you’re found to have even 0.005% of alcohol in your blood, you risk having your licence confiscated. If the level is over 0.5% there’s a fine up to 300,000Ft and a driving ban of up to a year. In the event of an accident, the drinking party is automatically regarded as guilty.