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Why the red dot on the car can cost drivers dearly

2024-02-24T18:12:57.731Z

Highlights: Why the red dot on the car can cost drivers dearly. The threatened fine can be up to 100,000 euros, plus the costs of towing and disposal. A missing license plate does not protect you from punishment, because the police can ask the neighborhood who the vehicle belongs to. The lack of insurance coverage can also be expensive. A typical example is the deregistered motorcycle that is parked inconspicuously on the side of the road and is knocked over by an autumn storm. The treatment costs for an injured pedestrian or the repair costs for a car that was unable to get out of the way can be significant.



As of: February 24, 2024, 7:01 p.m

By: Simon Mones

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The red dot on parked vehicles is more than just a warning sign.

Anyone who ignores it risks high fines and even the disposal of the vehicle.

Red is a signal color that rarely bodes well.

Anyone who drives through a red light, for example, is threatened with a hefty fine and a driving ban.

And a red dot on the car windshield is also not good news for the owner.

This is usually found on vehicles that are not registered.

In some cases, the license plate is completely missing or only the registration office sticker is missing.

And even if they are no longer roadworthy, the red dot can be attached.

The police do this themselves, for example if residents have complained or the vehicle has come to the attention of the officers.

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A red dot on the car can be expensive: there is a risk of a fine of up to 100,000 euros

A long, small print text explains what should or will happen to the vehicle.

The most important information can be found in the first paragraph: The owner or holder is “hereby requested to remove the vehicle immediately and not to park it on public property again”.

The word “immediately” is particularly highlighted: it is bold and underlined – and the “authorized person” (holder or owner) should take it very seriously.

If the red dot is on the car, the owner has to react quickly.

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Because what can happen next is sometimes written on the sticker: “Parking non-operational motor vehicles or trailers “is an administrative offense and can be punished with a fine of up to €1,000”.

After one month, the vehicle is considered dangerous goods and “waste” and is disposed of.

The threatened fine can be up to 100,000 euros, plus the costs of towing and disposal.

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Red dot on the car: excuses don't help

While drivers can get away with a good excuse when taking a speed camera photo, things are more difficult when it comes to a red dot.

The argument that you didn't notice the red dot because you live in a different place or because someone removed it is not valid.

The judiciary takes action in every case.

According to the current catalog of fines, a fine of at least 70 euros is due.

There is also a point in Flensburg.

A missing license plate does not protect you from punishment, because the police can definitely ask the neighborhood who the vehicle belongs to.

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The lack of insurance coverage can also be expensive.

A typical example is the deregistered motorcycle that is parked inconspicuously on the side of the road and is knocked over by an autumn storm.

The treatment costs for an injured pedestrian or the repair costs for a car that was unable to get out of the way can be significant.

If you want to properly remove your vehicle with the red dot immediately, you must do so legally: either registered and insured (alternatively with a red number) on your own axle or with a tow truck or trailer.

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Source: merkur

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