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Alcohol limit on bicycle: Violation can cost you a driver's license

2022-09-29T14:42:41.288Z

Alcohol limit on bicycle: Violation can cost you a driver's license Created: 09/29/2022, 16:30 By: Simon Mones The blood alcohol limit on a bicycle is significantly higher than in a car. If you drink too much, you still risk your driver's license. Anyone who drives a car while drunk faces a hefty fine and, depending on their blood alcohol level, their driving license can also be revoked. In so



Alcohol limit on bicycle: Violation can cost you a driver's license

Created: 09/29/2022, 16:30

By: Simon Mones

The blood alcohol limit on a bicycle is significantly higher than in a car.

If you drink too much, you still risk your driver's license.

Anyone who drives a car while drunk faces a hefty fine and, depending on their blood alcohol level, their driving license can also be revoked.

In some cases, it can even lead to imprisonment.

On the other hand, if you are caught drunk on a bike, you only face a fine.

At least that's what many Germans believe and are sorely wrong.

Too much alcohol can also have drastic consequences on a two-wheeler.

Compared to a car, however, the limit for an absolute driving ban is significantly higher: instead of 0.5, you are only liable to prosecution on a bike from 1.6 per mille.

However, if you cycle through the area in a conspicuous manner or cause an accident, there can be a fine and points in Flensburg from a blood alcohol content of 0.3 per mille.

If you ride a bike with more than 1.6 per mille, you also risk your driver's license.

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Alcohol limit on bicycle: Violation can cost you a driver's license

If you are caught with a blood alcohol level of 1.6 or higher, there are three points in the traffic offender file in Flensburg, as reported by t-online.de.

In addition, there is a fine staggered according to income and participation in the medical-psychological examination (MPU).

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An MPU can also be ordered below a blood alcohol level of 1.6, namely if you are conspicuous twice with a value of more than 0.3 per thousand and this can be attributed to the consumption of alcohol.

If this is not passed, the driver's license is gone.

The use of a bicycle can also be prohibited.

Alcohol limit on bicycles: novice drivers are threatened with a longer probationary period

There are no special regulations for novice riders on a bicycle; the same limit values ​​apply to them as to all other cyclists.

However, the probationary period can be extended by a further two years.

When in doubt, it is safer to push the bike home.

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But even on the day after drinking alcohol, you should think carefully about whether you should swing yourself in the saddle.

Because the human body breaks down just 0.1 to 0.15 per mille of blood alcohol per hour.

Depending on how deep you looked into the glass from the evening before, it may be advisable to stay at home.

Source: merkur

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