What happens next with the new Raser rules, which were suspended due to a formal error? The federal and state governments will discuss on Thursday. The ADAC asks them to come down from maximum demands.
Berlin (dpa) - The ADAC calls on the federal and state governments to quickly find an agreement in the dispute over the new road traffic regulations.
ADAC traffic president Gerhard Hillebrand told the German press agency: "The federal government and the states must come to a solution as soon as possible in order to end the state of legal uncertainty for road users and to find their way back to a nationwide uniform procedure. A solution will be necessary for this that the negotiating partners deviate from maximum demands. "
The federal and state governments want to discuss how to proceed on Thursday at the state secretary level. An agreement was not expected in advance. Due to a formal error, new rules on fines were suspended. The main thing is tougher penalties for driving too fast.
It is now controversial whether initially only the formal error should be corrected, this is what the Greens want - or whether the harsher penalties for speeders should also be mitigated at the same time. This is what union-led countries and Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) want in particular. They see the new driving ban rules as disproportionate.
Hillebrand said that the compromise proposal submitted by the federal government contained a justified differentiation depending on the risk situation for the controversial speed violations. "The formal error, which led to the ineffectiveness of the StVO amendment, opens up the opportunity to correct discrepancies in the sanctions and to restore a meaningful gradation of fines, points and driving bans."
The dispute is about changes to the road traffic regulations (StVO) and the catalog of fines, which include a one-month driving ban if the speed limit is significantly lower than before. In urban areas, 21 kilometers per hour is more than permitted to collect a month's driving ban for a single violation. Out of town it is 26 km / h, unlike before, the driver's license can be gone for a month the first time. So far it was 31 km / h in town and 41 km / h outside.
The federal compromise proposal provides for the speed limits to be maintained - but the sanctions to be eased. The driver's license for one month should be given in the first offense if someone is flashed too fast at at least 21 kilometers per hour in a 30 km / h zone in front of schools and kindergartens - and not generally in the village.
Out of town, as originally planned, everyone should not get a one-month driving ban who is caught too quickly at over 26 kilometers per hour - but only those who speed at construction sites on highways. At the same time, fines are to be increased significantly.
The amendment to the road traffic regulations was supposed to make cycling in cities safer. In the Federal Council, however, the states had added numerous changes.
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