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Wrong parking and speeding – Federal Council decides on new fines

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Wrong parking and speeding - Federal Council decides on new fines
Wrong parking and speeding - Federal Council decides on new fines

Wrong parking and speeding will probably become significantly more expensive this year – if the Bundesrat agrees on Friday. An overview of the planned increases.

After a long discussion between the federal government and the states, the Bundesrat (upper house of parliament) will decide on Friday, October 8, on changes to the catalogue of fines. This is what the agenda says.

These are the new regulations in the catalogue of fines

  • Drivers who park their cars in a general no-stopping or no-parking zone will in future receive a fine of up to 55 euros instead of the previous 15 euros.
  • Drivers who are caught speeding at 16 or 20 km/h in built-up areas will now pay 70 euros instead of 35.
  • The faster, the more expensive: anyone caught driving 91 km/h instead of the permitted 50 km/h will pay 400 instead of 200 euros, and so on.
  • Anyone parking without authorization in a parking space for severely disabled persons must expect a fine of 55 euros instead of the previous 35 euros.
  • Anyone parking on an officially marked fire department access road or obstructing an emergency vehicle will be fined 100 euros.
  • Brand new: Unauthorized parking in a parking space for e-cars and car-sharing vehicles will result in a warning fine of 55 euros.
  • Anyone who fails to form an emergency lane or even abuses it will face a fine of 200 to 320 euros and a one-month driving ban.
  • Truck drivers who violate the new obligation to drive at walking speed when turning right in built-up areas face a 70-euro warning.
  • Irregular use of sidewalks, bike lanes and hard shoulders will be punished with a fine of up to 100 euros instead of 25 euros.
  • Causing unnecessary noise and avoidable exhaust pollution, as well as driving back and forth unnecessarily, will be increased from up to 20 euros to up to 100 euros.

New penalties for traffic offenders likely from the end of October

According to the regulations, the changes to the catalogue of fines will take effect three weeks after they are proclaimed – in order to “adequately prepare for practical implementation.”

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