Anyone who has received a fine does not have to accept it.
Drivers can object.
The chances of success are particularly high at the moment.
Depending on the speed and severity of the violation, anyone who is flashed must expect a fine, points in Flensburg or even a driving ban.
From January 2023 there will be new rules for drivers that can cost quite a bit of money.
summarizes the ten most expensive traffic violations.
Anyone who has been flashed and does not want to simply accept the penalty has the opportunity to appeal against the fine.
At best, sanctions can be avoided in this way.
"gebiltzt.de" explains why the chances of being successful with an objection to a fine are currently particularly high.
Objection to fines in the event of violations - that's why the chances of success are particularly high
According to “geblitzt.de”, one reason why motorists are currently at a particularly good time to have allegations of fines checked is that the relevant authorities are overburdened: “Federal states such as Berlin and Saxony can no longer keep up with the processing of cases.”
This is primarily due to the amendment to the Road Traffic Act (StVO) on November 9, 2021. The result: speeding violations are penalized more severely, even for minor offences.
reported at the time for which violations the fines were increased.
That means more work for the authorities.
"However, since there is a high staff shortage in many fine offices, not all cases are processed in good time and the allegations often become statute-barred," explains "geblitzt.de".
That is why many violations go completely unpunished.
Courts decide in favor of the motorist - judgments make objections easier
In addition, new court decisions are made again and again, which grant more rights to road users who have been flashed and make it easier to appeal.
Recently, a judgment by the Constitutional Court has given motorists who have been flashed the right to access the maintenance and repair records of the speed camera if they so wish.
In November 2020, the Federal Constitutional Court also decided that those affected must be granted access to the raw measurement data, which increases the chances of finding possible measurement errors.
Incidentally, a nasty trap is the speed limit on the acceleration lanes, which hardly any driver knows about.
Objections to fines can be worthwhile for motorists
Statistics from the district of Cuxhaven show that the chances of a successful appeal against allegations of fines from road traffic have increased steadily in recent years.
The number of successful appeals for speed violations in Cuxhaven has increased from 16.05 percent in 2019 to 28.57 percent in 2021.
Final figures are not yet available
Fine proceedings can also be submitted to "gebiltzt.de" for review.
According to their own information, around twelve percent of the cases handled are discontinued, and there is the possibility of a reduction in sentences for a further 35 percent.
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