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What will change for drivers in 2023: The new rules could result in fines and points

2023-01-03T04:12:08.389Z


What will change for drivers in 2023: The new rules could result in fines and points Created: 03/01/2023 05:05 A traffic warden distributes tickets. In the coming year there will be some new rules. What will change for drivers in 2023? © Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON / IMAGO In 2023 there will be new rules for drivers. Those who know the changes can easily avoid fines or points in Flensburg. Ber


What will change for drivers in 2023: The new rules could result in fines and points

Created: 03/01/2023 05:05

A traffic warden distributes tickets.

In the coming year there will be some new rules.

What will change for drivers in 2023?

© Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON / IMAGO

In 2023 there will be new rules for drivers.

Those who know the changes can easily avoid fines or points in Flensburg.

Berlin - What will change for drivers in 2023?

The year brings new rules for drivers in Germany.

There are changes for drivers in the standard for first-aid kits, government subsidies for e-cars and the CO₂ tax.

For some car owners, important dates and changes are also pending for the TÜV and the exchange of the driver's license.

While every fifth motorist has to reckon with an increase in the price of their car insurance, 70 percent are lucky: little or nothing will probably change for them.

Changes for 2023 at a glance: New rules for drivers

  • The exchange period for the driver's license ends in 2023 for many

  • The cost of car insurance increases for every fifth driver



    Lower state subsidies for e-cars

  • CO₂ tax will be postponed

  • New standard for the first aid kit

  • General inspection for drivers with a pink sticker

What will change for drivers in 2023?

Exchange of driving license until January 19th

Anyone born between 1953 and 1958 had to exchange their paper driving license for a forgery-proof plastic card last year.

Until January 19, 2023, it will be the turn of those born between 1959 and 1964.

The exchange is not very complicated for motorists.

You can apply for an exchange at the local driving license office – this applies to both motorcycles and cars.

Only the identity card or passport, the current driver's license and a biometric passport photo are required - an examination or a health check are not required.

Year of birth of driver's license holder

Exchange must be made by this date*

before 1953

January 19, 2033

1959 – 1964

January 19, 2023

1965 – 1970

January 19, 2024

1971 or later

January 19, 2025

* Applies to driving licenses issued up to and including December 31, 1998.

Consumers must also exchange credit card driver's licenses issued between 1999 and 2013 for forgery-proof versions.

The deadlines for this are between January 19, 2026 and January 19, 2033.

New for motorists in 2023: the cost of car insurance will increase for every fifth motorist

According to the current figures in motor vehicle liability insurance, according to the ADAC,

 “the type classes will become more expensive for 8.1 million vehicle owners, but cheaper for 4.8 million.

For 29.3 million, the 2023 type class will not change

”.

One in five drivers (about 19 percent) will pay more in 2023.

Experts advise, especially with car insurance, to compare prices again and again - for example via comparison portals, so that drivers can even get a bargain when the change is made in 2023.

"If you don't keep comparing and filtering out the cheapest offers, you'll quickly forego a few hundred euros," said Madlen Müller, financial services officer at the consumer advice center in Saxony, MDR.

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Although the insurance companies adjust the contributions every year, this year the differences are higher than usual – inflation is to blame.

In a sample of the Audi Q3, for example, the comparison portal Verivox came to an increase in the contributions from 20 percent for young drivers to 29 percent for older drivers.

Because in addition to the regional and type class, the age of the driver and the mileage of the car also play a role.

According to the ADAC, for 70 percent of all drivers, everything will remain the same in the new year.

This is new for motorists in 2023: lower government subsidies for electric cars

From January 1, 2023, only vehicles that have a proven positive climate protection effect will receive funding.

The state no longer subsidizes so-called plug-in hybrid vehicles.

In addition, the funding shares are falling.

Instead of the previous 6,000 euros, buyers of an e-car will only receive 4,000 euros if the net list price is up to 40,000 euros.

If the price is between 40,000 and 65,000 euros, e-car buyers will receive an environmental bonus of 3,000 euros instead of the previous 5,000 euros.

Anyone who buys an electric car for more than 65,000 euros does not get any funding at all.

What will change for drivers in 2023: CO₂ tax will be postponed

Good news for car owners: What should actually change for drivers in 2023 will remain the same for the time being.

The CO₂ tax was originally supposed to be adjusted on January 1, 2023.

The price per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted was to be increased from 30 euros to 35 euros, which according to ADAC would have amounted to around 1.5 cents per liter of fuel.

However, as a change for motorists, the tax is not to be postponed until 2023, but as a whole as a law by one year to 2024.

Because of the energy crisis, the prices for petrol and diesel are high anyway.

On Wednesday, a liter of Super E10 currently cost 1.686 euros on average nationwide.

This is the result of the current ADAC evaluation of fuel prices in Germany.

The price of petrol climbed by 2.5 cents per liter within a week.

Diesel has increased in price by 1.2 cents per liter over the same period, and currently costs an average of 1.816 euros.

According to the ADAC, refueling is particularly inexpensive in the evening between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

In the morning hours, on the other hand, you have to pay about twelve cents more on average.

Changes for motorists in 2023: New standards for first-aid kits apply

If you buy a new first aid kit, you should make sure that there are two medical masks in it.

Because that is what the new DIN 13164, which was updated in February 2022, provides for.

According to media reports, newly purchased first-aid kits should comply with this standard from February 1, 2023.

However, according to the ADAC in November, older models do not initially have to be replaced or supplemented with masks.

Because "the formal step, the adjustment of the road traffic licensing regulations, is still pending," the automobile club continued on the change for drivers in 2023.

Change in 2023: Main inspection for drivers with a pink badge - fines and points are threatened

The main inspection (HU) is due every two years.

If you have a pink TÜV sticker, you have to take your car to the main inspection in 2023.

This is one of the changes for motorists in 2023. The month in which the TÜV is due is indicated by the number at the top of the sticker.

For example, an 8 stands for August, a 9 for September 2023. Anyone who misses the point in time must expect fines.

Exceeding the TÜV deadline for more than eight months can even result in a point in Flensburg - in addition to a fine of 60 euros.

But not only drivers have to consider changes in 2023.

But what will change completely in 2023?

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Source: merkur

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