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The Monaco Government has outlined a set of guidelines that will be applied to this year’s Top Marques event. The highly anticipated car show attracts supercar enthusiasts from across the globe and is held just days after the Monaco Grand Prix.
Noting a level of unruly behaviour at previous events, the government has amended its road rules to include new regulations.
Now, any drivers found to be breaking the law with regards to speed limits, dangerous driving, non-compliance with noise levels and lack of driver’s license will have their car impounded for 120 hours and receive a fine of up to €1,000.
They will also have their driver’s license suspended in Monaco for a period of up to three months.
Furthermore, test drives will not be allowed to be carried out on public roads during the event this year.
“The Prince’s Government counts on the civic sense of all road users to ensure that the Top Marques event takes place in the best conditions and that the Principality remains a global showcase for high-end cars,” said the government in a statement.
National Council President Stéphane Valeri has visited the Grimaldi Forum to thank the team behind the screening campaign, while also encouraging more people to take the Covid-19 antibody test.
Prince Albert has been tested at a Covid-19 screening centre in Monaco to raise awareness about the government’s campaign to have as many people of the Principality tested as possible.
Monaco’s primary students made their return to school on Monday, the final group to do so in the government’s three-phase plan to lift the lockdown.
The Principality ordered some 11.5 million masks at the height of the crisis. Now those masks are being safely stored by the government for a rainy day.
TMC, the Monegasque national broadcaster, has confirmed that Monaco will not participate in the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, joining Turkey, Luxembourg and Andorra on the list of countries that will not take part in the contest, to be held in Portugal. Monaco made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 and has won the contest once, in 1971, with Severine‘s “Un banc, un arbre, une rue”. Even though the Principality won the competition, it did not host the event the following year. Monaco competed in every single edition of the contest religiously from 1959 to 1979. Monaco withdrew from the competition in 1980 and did not return to the contest until 2004 when the semi-final system was introduced in the Eurovision Song Contest. Monaco continued participating in 2005 and 2006. The country failed to qualify to the grand final on all three occasions and withdrew from the contest in 2007 and has not returned since. The last time Monaco graced the Eurovision stage was 11 years ago, namely in 2006 when Severine Ferrer treated viewers to the tropical sounds of La coco dance. The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on May 8, 10 and 12, 2018, in Lisbon. The final list of the 2018 Eurovision participating countries is expected to be released by the European Broadcasting Union later during the year.