The new traffic rules have been in effect since April 28th. Numerous drivers criticize the high penalties - Transport Minister Scheuer now wants to defuse some.
- Numerous motorists criticize the high fines in the new catalog of fines.
- Transport Minister Scheuer is now backtracking and wants to defuse some regulations.
- Some punishments are therefore "disproportionate" and the "sense of justice" of the drivers should be restored.
It was to be expected that many drivers would disagree with the new traffic regulations of the road traffic reform. In addition to additional protection for cyclists, this primarily includes tightened penalties for speeding. If you exceed the speed limit, you can now expect your license to be withdrawn more quickly than was previously the case. The automobile club Mobil in Germany even speaks of a "driving license trap". After the innovations were heavily criticized, Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer is now backtracking and wants to defuse some regulations * again.
New traffic regulations of the StVO amendment are "disproportionate"
As reported by dpa, Scheuer and the Ministry are already working on a revision of the catalog of fines *. Above all, the regulation that driving at 21 km / h in urban areas and 26 km / h above the speed limit threatens the driving license is considered "disproportionate" . Numerous motorists have criticized this strongly - reference is made to the petition * launched by Mobil in Germany with the title " Undo driving license case of the StVO amendment". This has now reached over 150,000 supporters (as of May 18).
The adjustment should ensure that the " sense of justice " of the drivers is restored. How exactly this should be done is not described in detail. However, the ministry has already informed the federal states about this and is asking for their approval.
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ADFC vehemently against renewed relaxation of traffic rules
The General German Bicycle Club (ADFC) again strongly criticizes the fact that the petition is likely to lead to an amendment to the new catalog of fines . In a press release, ADFC chairman Ulrich Syberg stated that the deterrent fines for such excessive speeding are essential to protect people in cities from speeding. If the penalties became milder again, there would be drivers who drive in a 30 zone at 58 km / h without having to expect to lose their license. "Speed limits are completely ineffective if the excess is not sanctioned harshly ," said Syberg.
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