Less than 30 kilometers per hour too fast, the driver's license is already gone. Severe punishments for speeders have only been in force for two weeks. Federal Transport Minister Scheuer is now backtracking.
Berlin (dpa) - Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) wants to withdraw stricter regulations on driving bans when driving too fast.
Scheuer told journalists in Berlin on Friday that he would now go to the federal states to get approval. Specifically, it is about the fact that a driving ban is now threatening for a month if you drive 21 kilometers per hour too fast in urban areas or 26 km / h outside of town. This is disproportionate, said Scheuer. He wanted to propose to the federal states that driving bans would no longer be a month in the future - the fine should be increased slightly for this.
The German press agency had previously reported on a planned revision of the new road traffic regulations, which has only been in force since the end of April.
Scheuer said that countries had come to him because of a revision, and there was also much criticism from experts about the stricter rules for drivers. The changes could be implemented as part of a new amendment to the road traffic regulations, which is planned for the second half of the year, said Scheuer. This involves adjustments in the course of the reform of the motorway administration. In future, the federal government will take care of the motorway network from a single source.
The Federal Council tightened Scheuer's bill to change the new road traffic regulations now in force, including the rule on driving bans for speeders. Scheuer said that the Ministry could then choose to accept or reject the whole package as a whole. The new road traffic regulations bring great progress for more traffic safety for cyclists and pedestrians.
Federal Ministry of Transport on the new rules
Federal Ministry of Transport on the new fines
Federal Council decision to amend the Road Traffic Act of 14 February 2020
ADAC on the amendment of the traffic regulations
Original government regulation proposal (with amendments approved by the Federal Council)