Motorists should always pay attention to the traffic sign with the arrows and the line on the motorway.
Anyone who disregards it must expect fines and a point in Flensburg.
Not only in city traffic do drivers have problems with traffic signs that nobody knows - like the halved car with four figures.
There are always signs on the Autobahn that not everyone is familiar with.
has already reported, the orange arrow is also part of it.
And even with the white arrows with the line, drivers should know what to do.
Traffic sign 223.1 is a regulatory sign.
It's a blue, square sign with three white arrows pointing up.
One of the arrows is separated by a solid white line.
Anyone who disregards the sign with white arrows and line must expect a penalty
Motorists who do not obey this traffic sign not only have to expect a fine.
Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to 75 euros and one point.
The penalties can be particularly drastic if, according to the portal
“a hazard or even an accident with damage to property or personal injury follows disregarding the sign”
Traffic sign with the three white arrows and line: meaning for motorists
The traffic sign with the white arrows and the line means that the hard shoulder must be used as the right-hand lane on the freeway.
This means that road users in this section not only have two lanes, but three.
The lane boundary becomes the guiding line.
Traffic sign with white arrows and the line: end of the arrangement by the traffic sign
Motorists are therefore allowed to use the hard shoulder as a carriageway on the motorway, provided that the corresponding traffic sign can be seen.
However, one should pay attention to when the end of this order comes - on the traffic sign, with the white arrows and the line, the right arrow is crossed out in red.
From this moment on, only two lanes are available to motorists again.
This is where the directive for motorists to use the hard shoulder as a roadway ends.
The TÜV Thüringen expressly points out that the hard shoulder on motorways may not be used as a shortcut and may only be used if the corresponding traffic sign gives the order.
Use is reserved exclusively for emergencies and breakdown vehicles.
Traffic sign with white arrows and the line: Alternatives on motorways
An alternative to the crossed-out white arrow is the traffic sign with white arrows and line, where the right arrow bends to the left.
This sign shows drivers that the hard shoulder must be cleared immediately, as described on
Here the hard shoulder must be left immediately.
Depending on the motorway, the traffic sign can also be found with three or four arrows.
The meanings always remain the same.
Likewise the penalties for non-compliance.