Anyone who violates the diesel driving ban only has to reckon with a raised index finger.
The police want to exercise goodwill.
The city, however, faces another lawsuit.
Munich - The diesel ban is in force - violations now face fines of 128.50 euros.
However, diesel sinners can count on leniency – a grace period should apply to them.
This means that anyone who is traveling without a permit with a diesel engine that meets the Euro 4/IV emissions standard or worse on or within the Mittlerer Ring is liable to prosecution, but the police want to turn a blind eye to violations: "There is discretion in the case of administrative offences." , says a police spokesman.
First of all, the police want to warn and enlighten first-time offenders.
It is unclear how long the grace period will apply.
Diesel ban in Munich: the city must expect another lawsuit - this time from environmentalists
It is also unclear whether the city will now have to deal with another lawsuit.
Because not only car lobbyists are taking legal action against the driving bans, the German Environmental Aid (DUH) and the Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) could also go before the Kadi.
Because the city council has decided by a majority to exempt shift workers from the diesel decree via the general decree.
You then do not have to apply for a separate permit.
The lawyer for VCD and DUH had previously announced that he would advise his client to sue.
Because the subsequent change of the order violates the compromise made with the two clubs in the previous year.
This in turn had become necessary because DUH and VCD had legally obtained that the city must do everything possible to ensure that the EU limit values for nitrogen oxides in Munich are observed.
Above all, the SPD and CSU want to ignore the renewed threat of lawsuits.
Florian Roth (Greens) would have preferred to talk to the clubs beforehand.
"It's not just a question of legal certainty, but also of reliability."
Diesel ban in Munich: exemption now only costs 25 instead of 50 euros a year
But that is also missing elsewhere.
It was initially said that an exemption for one year costs 50 euros, but now it is only 25 euros.
The city council decided that too.
By Wednesday (February 1st), over 2000 applications for exceptions had already been made to the administration.