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Parking offender misreads traffic sign - and collects 55 euro ticket

2024-02-21T18:35:31.981Z

Highlights: Parking offender misreads traffic sign - and collects 55 euro ticket. As of: February 21, 2024, 7:23 p.m By: Kai Hartwig CommentsPressSplit A parking offender in Berlin believes he was unfairly ticketed. He looks for help online - and is taught otherwise. Would you have known? Berlin – You can do a lot of things wrong in traffic. Especially if you are not aware of the meaning of individual traffic signs. And that can be expensive, as a driver in Berlin discovered.



As of: February 21, 2024, 7:23 p.m

By: Kai Hartwig

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A parking offender in Berlin believes he was unfairly ticketed.

He looks for help online - and is taught otherwise.

Would you have known?

Berlin – You can do a lot of things wrong in traffic.

Especially if you are not aware of the meaning of individual traffic signs.

And that can be expensive, as a driver in Berlin discovered.

Parking offender misreads traffic sign - and collects 55 euro ticket

He made his case public on Reddit and also posted a photo with his post.

This was shown by a sign that allowed parking on the sidewalk – provided you have “a parking permit or resident parking permit for Zone 92.”

This meant that all drivers with appropriate documents were allowed to park their own vehicle there from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The user felt he had the right to do the same.

Firstly, as can be deduced from the Reddit post, he headed for the sidewalk outside of the said time window.

And also traveling with a car sharing car from the provider Miles.

The parking rules for customers are explained in detail on its homepage.

There, under the point “You can park here for free within the Miles business area without having to buy an extra parking ticket,” it goes on to say: “Parking spaces where it is signposted that you can park in them both as a resident and with a parking ticket. “

This is exactly the case according to the traffic sign from the Reddit post.

Nevertheless, the driver received a ticket.

Because from his further information it was clear that he made a crucial mistake: his interpretation of the traffic sign was not entirely correct.

Therefore, users who commented on the post were able to give a clear answer to his question “Did I actually park illegally on the sidewalk?”

Traffic sign for parking on the sidewalk: This is how drivers read traffic sign 315 correctly

The picture showed the so-called traffic sign 315. If arrows can be seen on this, they have the following meaning:

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  • Left arrow

    :

    The

    permitted area

    for parking on the sidewalk

    begins behind this

  • Two arrows in both directions

    : Mark the

    center of the permitted parking zone

    on the sidewalk

  • Arrow to the right

    :

    The

    permitted parking area

    ends behind the sign

“This is the 'End' sign.

Ergo: Everything that comes behind it is illegally parked on the sidewalk,” explained one user.

“The sign you photographed marks the end of this parking zone.

So unfortunately you were really on the outside,” said another.

Both of them immediately noticed a detail on the traffic sign pictured: a small arrow pointing to the right.

And in fact, this represents the boundary of the parking zone within which you are allowed to park on the sidewalk - more precisely, the end of it.

Arrows also make a crucial difference on other traffic signs.

Illegal parking fines for offenses on the sidewalk – up to 100 euros and one point in Flensburg

In the case of the car sharing customer in Berlin, disregarding (or incorrectly interpreting) the traffic sign did not mean anything good: he had to pay a fine of 55 euros - presumably plus a processing fee that Miles charges parking offender customers.

Things could have been even worse for the driver.

Illegal parking on the sidewalk can result in a fine of up to 100 euros if property is damaged as a result.

A point in Flensburg is also due.

There is also a traffic offender point if an illegally parked car is left standing on a sidewalk for more than an hour (a fine of 70 euros).

If someone else is disabled, the fine increases to 80 euros.

If the parking offender had hindered someone within an hour by parking illegally, it would have cost him 70 euros, or even 80 euros if he had endangered someone else, says

bussgeldkatalog.org

.

This traffic sign earned a driver a ticket because he read it incorrectly.

© Thomas Frey/dpa/Screenshot/Reddit.com

Park or stop?

That's the difference when driving a car

In Section 12 Paragraph 2 of the Road Traffic Act (StVO), parking is defined as follows: “Anyone who leaves their vehicle or stops for more than three minutes is parking.” On the other hand, stopping is when drivers just interrupt their journey and do not leave the vehicle explains ADAC lawyer Kristina Benecke. 

According to the StVO, stopping is generally prohibited in some places.

These include narrow and confusing road areas, the area of ​​sharp curves, merging and exiting lanes, railway crossings, the areas in front of and in officially marked fire department access roads.

Drivers are also not allowed to stop on motorways and their shoulders or zebra crossings.

But it's not just when it comes to parking and stopping that drivers can be confused.

A traffic sign with an orange “egg” on waves also recently caused confusion.

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Source: merkur

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