German driving laws – fines for speeding, drunk driving, parking violation etc.

Von Sandra, letzte Aktualisierung am: 30. August 2019

German traffic laws for foreigners

german traffic laws for foreigners

German traffic laws for foreigners

Regarding the question, whether Germans are considerate or rather reckless drivers, everyone will have a different answer after a visit to Germany. That is not surprising considering there are after all 43 million registered cars in Germany, whose keepers have very little in common. Therefore, the “German driving style” can hardly be evaluated, because there is no such thing as “a German driver”, needless to say.

According to a recent survey conducted by an insurance company, 96% of all German drivers consider themselves as “very good” or at least “quite good” drivers. Admittedly, the number of traffic deaths is declining every year, but nevertheless, the proportion of traffic deaths in other countries like the UK or the Netherlands is still smaller than in Germany. In spite of that, you can give credit to the Germans that only a sixth of the 43 million car drivers has got so called Punkte in Flensburg (points in Flensburg).

It is recorded on the Flensburger Konto (account in Flensburg), if someone committed traffic violations like speeding. The bigger the hazard caused by the misbehaviour, the more points will be recorded on the account. If a traffic offender has gathered 8 points, he or she must hand in the driving licence permanently.

The points also apply to foreigners

Points for foreigners

Points for foreigners

Under German law, foreigners travelling through Germany are able to collect points in Flensburg as well, if they commit a violation according to the schedule of fines. The rules regarding the points apply to foreigners just like to natives. Additionally to the points, there are further penalties which can be imposed on foreigners.

  • For instance, a fine which is sent as a penalty notice in foreign countries as well. If the recipient does not pay the fine, it will also result in enforcement proceedings – at least in the EU.
  • Furthermore, car drivers who committed certain violations like running a red light may be punished with a temporary driving ban which usually lasts for one to three months.

The German schedule of fines is a unified compilation of all German traffic violations and fines according to German driving laws. In here is also stated which penalties are inflicted for the different violations: which fine is imposed, if there is a driving ban and how long it lasts or how many points in Flensburg are being recorded.

Furthermore, the German law states that criminal offences like drunk driving can already result in the revocation of the driver’s licence – even if the offender has not gathered 8 points on the account in Flensburg yet. A so called MPU is one of the steps to regain the driver’s permit. It is short for Medizinisch-Psychologische Untersuchung (medical-psychological examination) and requires a report which must attest the offender a more careful driving style in the future. It is often not that easy to receive one. As long as this report is not issued, the offender cannot drive a car in Germany with his or her previous driver’s licence.

In this instance, the traffic offender can lose his or her driving permit abroad as well. The EUCARIS (European Car and Driving Licence Information System) has the data of holders of a driver’s licence from many European countries and provides authorities abroad with it. Thus a driving ban can be enforced there. If this really does happen, cannot generally be said; it is also possible that only the violation of “carrying a driving licence” is punished abroad, while the criminal offence “driving without a driving licence” does not exist there.

Revocation of a foreign driving permit

German driving laws allow for two different kinds of driving bans in Germany. In the case of a temporary driving ban, the driver’s licence will be revoked as a penalty for a period of up to three months. Afterwards, the holder reacquires it. This procedure is also legitimate with a foreign driver’s permit.

Even if someone is in Germany for just a short time – as a tourist for example – and is punished with a driving ban, the traffic offender cannot unmake it by leaving Germany without complying with the penalty, because the offender can be charged with driving without a licence upon re-entry into Germany, if the person is driving a car. This is a criminal offence by German law which is punished with a fine or even a prison sentence of up to one year.

A permanent driving ban for the holder of a foreign driver’s licence is regulated by section 69b in the StGB (German criminal code). It states that the preliminary permission to operate a vehicle in Germany with a foreign driving permit is revoked with the driving ban. Furthermore, it is not possible to get a German driving licence within a retention period set by the authorities.

If the offender is from an EU country, his or her seized driver’s permit will be sent to the appropriate authority there. In some cases, it might be sent to the home address of the offender. If not, the ban will be noted on the licence itself – it will not be valid anymore in Germany. Someone who drives a car in spite of that, commits a criminal offence: driving without a licence will not be treated as a traffic violation according to the schedule of fines, but as a offence as per German law. That means it will be taken to court. Needless to say, you cannot drive without a licence abroad as well, but the legal consequences differ from country to country.

Do I need a German driving licence?

German driving licence

German driving licence

Someone who is staying in Germany for extended periods of time and is driving a car there may want to get a German driving licence. According to German driving laws, this is not necessary in most cases, though! The foreign driver’s licence is valid in Germany in the first few months, especially if you are from an EU country. You should check the age limits for the different kinds of licences in Germany. A driver’s licence class C1 and C1E is only valid in Germany until the holder is 50 years old, otherwise such a licence is invalid.

Drivers from one of the member states of the EU or a contractual state of the European Economy Area (EEA) will have less problems having their foreign driver’s permit validated in Germany. Here, a translation of the driver’s permit into German is not necessary. A driver’s licence acquired and issued in such a country will still be valid, if the holder registers a new place of residence in Germany as per German law.

But heads up: the termination date of the driving permit remains valid! Possibly, you have to request an extension at the German authorities. Since the processing will take some time, you should contact the authorities opportunely. You will receive the German documents together with the extension of your driver’s licence, provided that your registered residence is in Germany and you spend there at least 185 days a year.

Driving permits from non-EU countries

So a driver’s licence which was issued within the EU is usually applicable in Germany without any problems. If you have a foreign driver’s permit, though, which was not issued in a EU country nor an EEA country, we strongly advise you to get professional consulting at your local admissions office. According to German driving laws, your current driver’s licence will be valid for the first six months you have registered a German residency, then it will expire. You will have to apply for a German driving licence in due time.

The regulations for acquiring the German driving licence depend on the country the original driver’s licence was issued in. You can find out the regulations for your country at your local driving licence office. Provided that you are not staying longer than a year in Germany, you can get a special permit there; thereby you do not have to get a new licence. This special permit must be recorded in your documents; otherwise you might get into problems at a traffic check.

Speed limits in Germany

Speeding fines in Germany

Speeding fines in Germany

Germany has a speed limit of 50 km/h within built-up areas and 100 km/h outside built-up areas like most European countries. On the other hand, there is no speed limit on the German Autobahn (motorways) – just a recommended speed of 130 km/h. Car drivers have to drive accordingly to the weather conditions. For instance, ice and snow make it necessary for drivers to drive slower. Consistently, there are heated discussions on establishing a speed limit on the German Autobahn as well. Up to now, this is not the case though.

However, there are traffic signs indicating a speed limit at many street sections. Drivers who are speeding in Germany may be caught by a speed trap. The driver must be recognizable on the photo which is automatically taken by the radar trap, since the driver is liable for most violations in Germany in contrast to other countries. Therefore, the registered keeper of the vehicle does not always receive the penalty notice, but it must be undoubtedly clarified on the basis of the photographic evidence that the suspected person was in fact driving. Overall, the German speeding fines are rather small compared to other European countries.

The following table contains some violations against German driving laws along with the related points. The table also shows which fines are inflicted and if a driving ban is imposed.

German speeding fines

Out of townFinePointsDriving ban
…1 - 10 km/h€ 10
…11 - 15 km/h€ 20
…16 - 20 km/h€ 30
…21 - 25 km/h€ 701
…26 - 30 km/h€ 801
…31 - 40 km/h€ 1201
…41 - 50 km/h€ 16021 month
…51 - 60 km/h€ 24021 month
…61 - 70 km/h€ 44022 months
> 70 km/h€ 60023 months

In townFinePointsDriving ban
…1 - 10 km/h€ 15
…11 - 15 km/h€ 25
…16 - 20 km/h€ 35
…21 - 25 km/h€ 801
…26 - 30 km/h€ 1001
…31 - 40 km/h€ 16021 month
…41 - 50 km/h€ 20021 month
…51 - 60 km/h€ 28022 months
…61 - 70 km/h€ 48023 months
> 70 km/h€ 68023 months

Parking violations

Parking violations

Parking violations

Many tourists do not know the regulations when it comes to parking in Germany. That is not surprising, since there are a lot of rules to follow: it is stated in the StVO (German driving laws) that it is forbidden to park 5 m in front of crossovers or side roads. Lowered kerbs are also off-limits. Moreover, drivers are supposed to park in a space-saving way and must not park in front of a drive, bus stop signs or on manhole covers. Overall, parking is not allowed in a lot of places pursuant to German driving laws. If these regulations are violated, the driver will get a parking ticket. Parking is permitted at places with a blue traffic sign with a white “P” on it. Sometimes you will have to get a pay and display ticket first, though.

Safety regulations in the car

It is advisable to equip your car according to the safety regulations before driving in Germany. It can be inspected at a traffic check, if you have

  • a reflective vest
  • a first aid kid
  • a warning triangle

in your car. This equipment is obligatory in Germany just like in most EU countries. Furthermore, the condition of the tyres is sometimes checked. The minimum tread depth in Germany is 1.6 mm as per German law; it also is mandatory to have winter tyres, if the weather conditions dictate it.

There is a seatbelt requirement in Germany: all passengers must wear a seatbelt while driving. By the way, this also applies to coaches!

Passengers of full age are punished with a fine of € 30, if they did not wear a seatbelt in a moving car. In accordance with German driving laws children smaller than 150 cm have to be double secured: with a seatbelt and a child’s seat. As soon as one of the obligatory safety measures is violated, a fine of € 30 is inflicted. If a child is detected with no safety device whatsoever, the driver will have to pay a fine of € 60 and will get a point in Flensburg. If several children are not secured at all, the fine will increase to € 70.

Drunk driving and drug driving

drunk driving

Drunk driving

It is undisputable that the consumption of drugs and alcohol limits the ability to respond. Therefore, the risk to get into a car accident increases enormously. This way, you not only endanger yourself, but also other road and transport users.

The German alcohol laws and the German drug laws are very strict, thus the punishment for drunk driving or drug driving is particularly harsh. The fines go from € 500 to € 1500. Additionally, long driving bans are imposed and multiple points.

A driver who is caught with 1.1 mg/ml even commits a criminal offence and is taken to court. A car driver who is at least 21 years old and has his or her driver’s licence for at least 2 years has a legal alcohol limit of 0.5 mg/ml. There is no traffic violation existent up to this limit, as long as the driving style is not suspicious or endangers others. Adolescents under 21 have a legal limit of 0.0 mg/ml: they are not allowed to drink any alcohol, if they want to operate a vehicle afterwards.

The use of marijuana is also prohibited by law in Germany. Therefore, drug driving can not only result in prosecution, but a driving ban as well.

Fines for cyclists and pedestrians

Most of the violations mentioned in the schedule of fines refer to drivers of power-driven vehicles. Pursuant to German driving laws, pedestrians and drivers of non-motorised vehicles can receive a penalty notice as well, though. Cyclists whose bike is not equipped with the proper lighting have to pay a fine of up to € 25. Pedestrians have to pay a warning fine of € 5, if they cross against the red light. Cyclists get a point and a fine of € 60 for this violation. Helmets are not mandatory for cyclists in Germany. By the way, a ride with the bike with over 1.6 mg/ml or a suspicious driving style with at least 0.3 mg/ml can already lead to a criminal charge! Additionally, the offender gets 3 points.

German driving laws are only slightly different to the regulations in other countries, since all sets of rules like the StVO are intended for the same thing: increase traffic safety so most accidents can be prevented. Car drivers who are on the road in Germany can only do little wrong, as long as they stick to the prescribed guidelines in section 1 of the StVO: All road and transport users are urged to be considerate of others and drive carefully at all times. Everyone who takes these principles to heart will have no problems while driving in Germany or elsewhere.

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  1. branney sagt:

    how many points for the tyres all 4 NOT matching?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Branney,

      unmatching tyres are not generally forbidden. What’s forbidden is the combination of radial tyres and diagonal ply tyres. You’ll have to pay a fine of 15 € using a combination with these tyres.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

    • Jesus sagt:

      Who wrote this article? I can’t find the Author.

  2. Crystal Bazzell sagt:

    Hi there
    Can you please tell me the law and or restrictions regarding a crack in the windshield of the vehicle. Its not in direct sight of the driver its in the top left corner of the window.

    Thank you
    Crystal B.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Crystal,

      unless the crack does affect the sight of the driver there aren’t any restrictions.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  3. Sastreri sagt:

    Hello, I would like to know the fine for going over the speed limit on a 50 km/h going 74 km/h. The camera flashed. The vehicle is from Sweden. Will the police take the time and effort to send the ticket?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Sastreri,

      if this happened in town you have to pay 80 euro and a charge of about 28 euro on top. Due to international agreements your public authorities can pursue the fine in your country.

      The editors of bussgeldkatalog.org

  4. val sagt:

    Hi,

    Where can I go to obtain a fine in person? I am concerned the postal box at my address is not secure.

  5. Paul G. sagt:

    Hello,
    I may have gotten a violation while on vacation!
    I think it was an auto/ photo computer thing on the autobahn near Frankfurt.
    There was a flash, like a camera. Also the rental car co. sent me a letter
    that authorities wanted my personal info.
    But I was never contacted, what is the procedure, and who do I write to?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Paul,

      the german law says that the driver is liable for the violation. At first the german authorities write to the car owner – the rental company. The second step is that the company will give them your personal information. Third step: the authorities will contact you. So you don’t have to write something – just wait for the letter.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  6. Mumin E. sagt:

    Hi,

    I’m from Holland and I paid 25 euros for driving a bit too fast. It was ok to pay it and I was wrong, but I would like to know if it is possible to see the actual picture. The letter I got says “Film-Nr” and “Bild”, but who do I contact to get this picture?

    Kind regards,
    Mumin E.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Mumin,

      on you penalty notice there have to be a phone number of the competent authority. You can call them and say that you want to examine the files.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  7. Hamza junaid sagt:

    Hi

    Iam from pakistan now iam in germany hessen iam take politecal stay asylum i make driving licence pleas u tell me i make licence ….yes….kay…no
    iam listen new laws come for asylum boy pleas tell me

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Hamza,

      normally you need an official proof of when and where you were born.
      But a court decision in June 2015 said that this is not necessary anymore. So a residence permit according to the Asylum Procedure Act should be enough to start with your driving license.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

      • Jesuran sagt:

        Hello,
        I was born in SriLanka . I’m 23 years old and I had a SriLankan authorized driving license (issued in 2013 and expired 2020). Now I was live in germany since 2 years . I applied for german driving license but I didn’t do a driving test because of my financial problem. Once i drived my car 100 meter because of parking place then I went to my work suddenly police came and required my license. I gave my SriLankan license . I want to know 100 meter drived my car is that false can I get a penalty and howmuch ?

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hello Jesuran,

          driving without a valid licence is a traffic offense. The distance you drove is not relevant to the offense. The penalty depends much on the individual case so that a general answer is not possible.

          The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  8. oldyellow sagt:

    What defines in town and out of town boundaries?

  9. Nicholas sagt:

    Hello sir, three months ago I was speeding around 75 km/ in 50 zone and I was cought by this speed camera….by then I was closer to a car in front….up to now no letter been received…hope nothing comes . Please sir what do you
    After three months….

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Nicholas,

      your fine maybe became invalid. There is a german limitation period for penalty notices.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  10. Nicholas sagt:

    Hello sir …It me again….Please after this three months been cought again by police Mobil camera speeding around 60km in 50 zone… beside am in probation…

  11. Elise sagt:

    Hello Sir,

    I would like to know the penalty for driving someone else’s car without their knowledge and getting a speeding fine. Even though they let you drive it before.

    Many thanks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Elise,

      here it depends on whether you have a driving licence or not. The so called driver liability is in force in Germany. Therefore, the driver has to pay the fine. If you do not have a driving licence, you have comitted a criminal offence. In this case the car owner usually does not face any consequences.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  12. RBK sagt:

    Hi guys . A few months ago my drivers licence was taken because i was implicated in an easy car accident 2 scratches on my car just the paint . Ive had 0.76 air alcohol , and then the devil pushed me to drive a second time without drivers licence and they got me again . What will happen . ? Can i make a new drivers licence ? Im not from Germany , what fines i will have to pay?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi,

      in Germany there is a differnce between drivers license and driving license. The first is the document. If you drive a vehicle and forgot the document you have to pay 10 euro. But if you drive without the license (it’s a criminal offense in Germany) – you can expect an imprisonment or a heavy fine. The appropriate authority will check your case and say if you could change into an German driving license.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

      • Maaz Ahmed sagt:

        Hallo, bitte sagen Sie mir, wie viel habe ich Geld zu zahlen und was andere Regel mich zu beeinflussen. Meine Geschwindigkeit war 95 km / und die erlaubte Geschwindigkeit 70 km / h. Und ich bin in probezeit Zeitraum.

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hallo Maaz Ahmed,

          wenn Sie innerhalb einer Ortschaft geblitzt worden sind, müssen Sie 80 Euro zahlen und wenn Sie außerhalb einer Ortschaft geblitzt worden sind, müssen Sie 70 Euro zahlen. Sie erhalten einen Punkt. Ihre Probezeit verlängert sich auf vier Jahre und Sie müssen zu einem Aufbauseminar.

          Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  13. Islla sagt:

    Greetings

    I just came to live in Germany , family reunion and I’m from non european country so I can use my driving licence for 6 months, but 2 weeks ago I got fined in the road out of town where the limit was 80 kmh and I was 113 kmh but the car is not mine and I want it to ask you will the charges be the same also for non european driving licences or no, and will that affect later if I want to get German driving licence..

    Best regards

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi,

      you have to pay 120 euros and you will get one point in Flensburg. The appropriate authority will check your distict case when you apply für a German driving license.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  14. Tom sagt:

    Hi ,

    I came to germany from another eu country 2 years ago and still have not changed my driving license and since last month i have new one, but now i have fresh CE 95 and D1E ,before i had just B . Do I have to register my driving license with some organisation ? I have read somewhere that i have to , because professional categories are less then 2 years old? I live in Baden Wuertenberg.
    Cheers

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Tom,

      truck- and bus-classes on your driving licenses have a limited validity. After five years you have to apply for a new license. You will need then a medical inspection for example. If you use your drivers license for business, you have to attend a postgraduate training every five years. Your local driving license authorities (“Führerscheinstelle”) can exactly explain more information.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  15. Tom sagt:

    Category B i have more than 10 years.

  16. raja sagt:

    hi
    ich habe uk driving licence and living in berlin.i got last weekend sathurday an a accident with alhol.
    so what will happent to me next step.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Raja,

      when drunk driving additionally results in an accident a criminal offence may be committed and taken to court. You should consult a lawyer, when the penalty notice arrives.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  17. Katrina sagt:

    Hello. A friend was just stopped in Frankfurt airport for a security check. When they looked my friend up they asked about a ticket he had received the previous year when in Germany. He said yes he got one and he paid it. He was asked if he drove in Germany this particular trip and he said yes. The police informed him that it is now German law that if a foreigner receives a ticket they are permanently banned from driving in Germany. Is this true????

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Katrina,

      your friend can receive a driving ban for Germany. But there is no lifelong ban for foreign tourists in Germany.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  18. Peter sagt:

    Hello,

    I have just received a warning fine for travelling 49kph in a 40 zone in town.

    Apparently the camera was located in a taxi stand.

    There is no static camera in that location so it must have been a portable radar equipment?

    There were no visible Police officers or vehicle’s, no warning signs and I didnt even see a camera or radar operator.

    Please can you tell me what is the procedure is for mobile static speed enforcement in Germany?

    Is it different in each state for example? (I am in Hessen) In the UK the local authority must use a marked camera vehicle or the traffic Police in uniform with marked cars. The days of policemen hiding in a bush are over in the UK, as its classed as entrapment.

    Obviously i committed the offence, and the €15.00 fine is no problem. But i would like to understand the methods used for speed enforcement here.

    Many thanks,
    Peter

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Peter,

      there is no differnce in each state in Germany. There is no law that says that a radar control (mobile or static) should be visible in Germany as a whole.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  19. JShy sagt:

    Hello,

    I was wondering is there a way to check your driving license points listed in the German Flensburg system?

    Thank you

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi,

      there are several ways to look it up. The simplest way is to sending your enquiry by post to the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt. This Bundesamt maintains the Register of Driver Fitness.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  20. Roger sagt:

    I have been called to my local police station(Germany) to answer a report from someone that I undertook them on the highway. Apparently they have witnesses.. How much will I have to pay? And will I lose my licence?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Roger,

      do you mean that you illegally overtake a car on a highway? In this case you have to pay a fine of 30 Euro (up to 120 Euro and 1 point in Flensburg). You normally won’t lose your licence accordning to this crime.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  21. John B. sagt:

    Is there a way that I can pay a higher fine rather than receive a one month driving ban.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi John,

      yes, there are options. For example, if you are a first offender, you could bypass a driving ban. Maybe you should consult a lawyer for traffic law.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  22. gordon c. sagt:

    i am a british coach driver .i knocked a lamp post over in the dark .the police have confiscated my licence ,and say i can not drive in germany .how long does this last . thank you

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Gordon,

      you have to ask the police or the appropriate authority. This driving ban is determined individually, depending on your degree of penalty.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  23. Carl H. sagt:

    I was recently in Germany on vacation and upon my return to Canada was advised by the car rental company that I had been caught on camera speeding and that they were required to provide the German authorities with my personal information. I am expecting a ticket/fine to arrive shortly and would like to know if it is enforceable in Canada and what can they do if I simply ignore it?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Carl,

      the fine might be enforceable in Canada. The canadian authorities can surely answer your question more precisely.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  24. Sithara sagt:

    Hi . I was caught on camer over speeding at 50 kmph at 30 zone out of city and plus I was using a cell phone. What will the fine be ?? Do I get a black point for using cell phone ?
    And how do I know how many black points I havw gathered till now ? Will they be accumulated over the years ? Or does it get erased at some point ?
    I am new in germany.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Sithara,

      you will most likely get one point and get fined 60 euro because of the cell phone as well as receive a 30 euro fine for over speeding. You can make a request to the KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) to find out, how many points you’ve gathered. Your points will get erased after 2.5, 5 or 10 years – depending on the offenses, they have been given for.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  25. Mikey sagt:

    hello, I dropped my friend off at Frankfurt and was caught speeding on the highway going 36 kmph over the speed limit but I was driving my friends car at the time. she received a ticket in the mail but it neither has a price nor can the picture really be made out. what are the possible penalties, if any? or is this just a warning ticket.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Mikey,

      maybe this is a reply form, because the driver is liable in Germany. He has the chance to comment on the offense. You have to pay a fine amounting to 120 Euro and get a point on the driver’s record (points: only if your registered residence is in Germany).

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  26. Yazeed sagt:

    صباح الخير
    احتاج الي قانون المرور في ألمانيا؟
    جميع انواع المخالفات الموجود ؟
    شكرًا

  27. Daniela sagt:

    I was caught driving with 45 km over the limit, on Highway in Germany, 2 months ago during my holidays. I live in Netherlands. Will the points and licence ban apply here in NL? I mean, I will have to give my licence to dutch authorities or how it goes? How about the fine? 160 euro I guess. The 2 points do they apply also? Thank you.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Daniela,

      the driving ban and the points won’t concern you in the Netherlands, but you have to pay the fine of 160 Euro.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

      • Daniela sagt:

        Hello again. For the 45km /h over speed , I received 347 euro fine (320 fine +27 euro administration cost ). Why so much? I was expecting 160,like you said. Thanks.

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hi,

          the German Bußgeldkatalog specifies fines for first-time offenders who have acting negligent. If the fines authority considers that you have acted with intent, the fines can cost twice as much.

          The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  28. Dan sagt:

    Hi,

    Been caught speeding 35kph over the limit, not sure yet if it was in town or out town, looking at the pictures it was a two lane carriageway. If it is in town the chart above says there is a 1 month ban. is that just in Germany? I’m from the uk.

  29. Eldon F. sagt:

    To whom it may concern;

    I received a notice of a traffic violation during my stay in Reutlingen, Germany in August 2015. This was a photo speed trap of me traveling at 68 km/HR with a posted speed of 60 km/HR. I am responsible and I am obligated to pay my fine of 15,00 eur. To where do I send this payment?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Eldon,

      on you penalty notice there have to be a phone number and a adress of the competent authority in Germany. Please contact them for further information,

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

    • Dona sagt:

      I was taken b drunk driving on 0.47 what could be the fines?

      • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

        Hello Dona,

        if the police stopped you because you were driving in a drunken manner, the fine will probably be high, even if your alcohol level was below the allowed 0,5 blood alcohol limit. This offense is punished either with a prison sentence or an equivalent fine.

        The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalaog.org

  30. Mike sagt:

    Hi,

    I’m interested to know if I where to move to Germany from the US would my driving record here have any impact on me once I arrived? Would past violations be visible? Would I receive any type of credit for a good driving record?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Mike,

      normally, your driving record from the US will not be taken into account in Germany. The german system does not gibe any credit fpr good driving.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  31. John sagt:

    I have received a one month driving ban for speeding in Germany. I have to return to UK in 2 weeks time for 1 month. I understand the ban is only valid in Germany. Will I be allowed to give a photocopy of my license, so I can drive legally through Holland and France to get home? I will also need my license when I drive back to Germany.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello John,

      you can find out if this is possible by contacting the responsible fine authorities.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  32. Scott sagt:

    My wife got a ticket for doing 119kph, and following the vehicle in front of her 4/10 of the required distance. What is the fine, and are there any points?

    Thank you.

  33. Scott sagt:

    Edit. 119kph was in an unrestricted zone. The ticket was for 4/10 the required distance.

  34. tc sagt:

    Hi,

    I received a letter saying that I was caught driving though red traffic light in Germany.
    I have a non German driving license, I have a Dutch one.

    Could someone please provide me information on what I can expect ? costs ?

    Thanks!

  35. Michael sagt:

    Hullo,just wanted to know what penalty awaits someone who has a blood alcohol consetratoin of 0,80 promille (111 a Abs.3 StPO). Thx

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Michael,

      a fine of 500 Euro, a point in Flensburg and an driving ban for one month are the consequences.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  36. hussain sagt:

    good morning,

    i was given parking tickets in berline in March with only Bank IBAN No. to pay them. and I was not able to pay them in berlin airport before I leave becouse I wasn’t aware of that. but now I keep recieving on mail here in my country which seems to be memos from some kind of government athurity which I can understand any othem becouse they are all in dutch!

    my question : do I pay for the total of tickets or for the extra amount that I recieved and if I do , how can I make sure that the paid amount goes for my tickets specifically!
    please if you can provide me with link that has english language option taht will be graet. thx

  37. Leandra sagt:

    I live at the end of a street with a turn around area. What are the parking rules for this area? There are not any No Parking signs. The trash man is not happy that I am parking in front of my house in this turn around area and has said he will have me towed. The former owners parked there and other neighbors park in all directions and on both sides of the street leading to the turn around area and at times also in the turn around area.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Leandra,

      as long as there are no parking signs, you should be able to park your car there. It would be better to park there in a way which doesn’t impede the garbage collection.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  38. BillyBo sagt:

    Hi, can you tell me what the fines are for driving with a true size that is not on the Fahrzugschein, ie if the Fahrzugschein states 250/R17 and what is fitted is 255/R17? Also, is there any implication for the insurance? thanks!

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi,

      the insurance should only pay attention to the rule if you cause an accident with these tires. The fine amounts 50 €.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  39. Daniela sagt:

    Hello again. For 45km over the limit on the highway, I received a fine of 320 euro+ 27 euro administration cost. Why so much?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Daniela,

      we can not explain, why the fine is that high. There may be an error – a lawyer can help you finding that out.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  40. Cagri O. sagt:

    Hello,

    While i was in germany, i got caught by the camera and red light. When i got back to Turkey, i got letter that says i have to pay 98.5 €. (21 km over the limit.)
    What happens if i dont pay this. I visit Germany regularly..

    Thanks.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Cagri,

      if you don’t pay the fine, it can be demanded that you pay it the moment you’re coming back to Germany. As you are saying, that you are visiting Germany regularly, it would be advisable to pay the fine.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  41. Jahre sagt:

    Hello,

    I received a letter from a German county authority informing me that I had committed a speeding offence but there was no monetary amount or bank account details for payment in the letter. I do not quite understand the letter entirely as it is written in German. May I know how do I proceed with this?

    Thanks!

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello,

      this might be a “Anhörungsbogen”, with which you can give your version of what happened on said time. On this paper, there surely is an adress or a phone number. This ist how you can contact the authorities.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  42. Rahul sagt:

    Today, while coming through a bundestrasse where speed limit was 70km/h, I was driving at 69-70km/h.
    Then a signal came which was green, so I didnt reduce the speed, I went on.
    But soon a camera flashed, how much fine, will I be needing to pay and will I get any points?

    In how many days will I get the notice to pay the fine?

    Please, let me know

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Rahul,

      unfortunately, we can’t give you any answer: it is not possible to know, why the camera flashed. We’re afraid that you will have to wait for the notice to know, what went wrong and if you have to pay a fine.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  43. scott sagt:

    Hi,

    I received two speed tickets while on temporary military duty in Germany. I know this because I was billed by Hertz rental car on my rental statement. However, my address is not correct on the rental agreement so I never received any official documentation from the German driving authority. I plan to fly commercial air to Germany in the future and do not want any issues at the point of entry, so I would like to pay both of these fines. However, I have no idea how to pay! I have the penalty notice number and AKTENZ number, but no contact information on who to pay. My next step is to hire an attorney, unless you can help. Thank you for your time and assistance.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Scott,

      it might be helpful to contact Hertz again and ask them to give your real adress to the authorities or to give you the right contacts.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  44. Sid sagt:

    Hello!

    I got caught driving too fast on the highway near frankfurt i didnt see the 80 sign and well i have 2 points, i think. How am i able to get those two points away so i have 0 again?

    sorry i forgot to mention who do i have to send my drivers license to? because it says i have to send it to someone or wait 4 month then the penalty starts. can i bring it to the nearest police i live near frankfurt. when does the driving ban start? the day i receive the paper with penalty or?

    thanks!

  45. Johan sagt:

    Hello

    Our truck driver last weekend make 24 hours break, this week he make break from Thursday 16:00h until Friday 20:00, which is 28h break and he will continue driving for another 6 hours from 21:00h until 03.00 Saturday, than he goes on ferry at 08:30, does that will be accepted as 45 hours break until Monday 05:30h with two moves for ferry boarding and disembarking?

    Thank you in advance for your assistance

  46. Madelain sagt:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    We have recieved the Anonymverfuegung claiming that our car broke the speed limit by 17 km/h (durchschnittlich 17km/h ueberschritten). The fine is 50EUR (place Hartberg, speed limit 80 km/h, speeding approximately 110 – 116km/h – according to the letter).
    At that times we have borrowed our car to few people and since there is no picture attached to the letter we do not know who in fact shall pay the penalty. The letter claims it’s best just to pay even if the car owners were not in charge of the overspeeding.
    However, I’m not very keen on paying someone’s depts and moreover, we have sold this car not planning to visit Germany in next 3 years. Will this fine record be errased after a longer period of time (how long?), or it stays in the German records for ever, under our name, not under the car’s number?

    sincerely,
    Madelain

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Madelain,

      Hartberg is a town in Austria, not in Germany. Please consult the corresponding office in Austria to get the right informations.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  47. Benny sagt:

    Hallo I have a fine for parking at Schönefeld Airport but have received the letter later than a week, I have payed 19 days late of the supposed reception is it too late or will the legal proceedings continue? and if so what happens from here?

    Thank you for your assistance.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Benny,

      the legal procedure should be closed. It as however possible, that you’ll get a dfault summons, which has been sent before you payed. In this case, you might have to pay the charges for sending this document.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  48. Michael sagt:

    Hi,
    I just got a letter that I went 41 km/h above the speedlimit on the autobahn. From what I can see that means that I get a one month driving ban in Germany. But will the points and driving ban also be effective in Luxembourg, where I live, or just in Germany?
    Thank you

  49. Donna sagt:

    I just recently came back from Germany, I fear we got a ticket because we seen the red flash, I’m waiting for information to come in the mail. Just yesterday I got in the mail from the car rental company a letter saying we got a ticket in Erlensee, which was on our second day, we weren’t speeding but I thick it may of been when we somehow got in a shopping area on a Sunday no people around and that area was no driving just buses, we couldn’t turn around so we had to just keep going until we found a street to turn onto. we were charge a processing fee of 29 EU and said in 3 months we will get a letter stating violation and fine, how much could it be and is there anyway of fighting it, it was honest mistake we didn’t know. Thank you

  50. david James sagt:

    Hi Group, wondering if you can help me. I drank a lot the night before as was here during Christmas market and then on day two believed was drinking alcohol free beer, it wasn’t. Im mortified but still I have been done for DUI and the figures were 146. The police have my licence but what happens now? can I drive in the UK? I feel so bad im really on the edge and frustrated that I trusted someone, naïve stupid Englishman that needs to learnt the language. many thanks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi David,
      the penalty depends on how much alcohol flows through your blood and how often the police stopped you in the past. You have comitted a criminal offence, therefore a criminal procedure is following. Under certain conditions you have to pay 1500 Euro, get 3 penalty points (Driver Fitness Assessment System) and a 3 month driving ban in Germany. Presumably you’ll receive your licence back after the deadline, because it ist a temporary ban. Please contact a traffic law expert for further information.
      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  51. Sieng sagt:

    Hi. I was caught on camera speeding over 70km/h with my friend’s car. By looking at the fines table it would be 680€ with 3 months driving ban.
    While caught by the camera I only had my driving license from Canada. I was in the process of having my German driving license. Are the consequences the same if I didn’t have a German license during the offense? Is there another fine table for foreigners?

    Thank you for your assistance

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Sieng,
      the consequences are the same. The driving ban is just for germany. In Canada you will be allowed to drive.
      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  52. Edita sagt:

    Hello,

    I would like to know if winter tires are mandatory for foreign car when crossing the country?

  53. Daniel sagt:

    Hello, I got a small parking ticket in Nordlingen for 10 euros with a rented car. Is there an easy way to pay online from France? I am hoping that if I pay it then they won’t need to contact the rental car company and avoid the administration fees. Thanks.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Daniel,

      it is very likely, that the rental company is already informed – this is the usual way for the authorities to find out, who committed the infraction. Normally, you can transfer the amount on the corresponding account – the BIC and IBAN numbers should figure on the fine.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  54. Gregory D. sagt:

    After visiting Berlin as a tourist (U.S driver’s license/passport) and using a rental car, I received a letter from the Berlin police. It claims that I didn’t stop fro a red light (more than 1 second in length). I don’t remember this happening– it would have happened in the first ten minutes of renting the car, when I was still figuring out how it worked– but they have a photograph. The letter states that I may respond to the charge if I choose before they assign a fine.

    My questions:
    –If I respond to the letter with an appeal, is it likely to work? If not, is there a chance that the fine will be larger?
    — What happens if I simply don’t pay the fine? Will it have an impact upon my ability to drive in the U.S.? Will the fine increase in size? Will an unpaid fine effect my ability to enter the country (or rent a car) in the future? I will not be returning to Germany until at least 2017; is the record of this infraction eliminated from the record at some point?
    –If I do pay the fine, will the fact that I will have points in the Flenser effect my ability to drive/rent a car in the future (again, I will not be returning to Germany until 2017).

    The biggest question I have will be whether an unpaid fine will prevent me from entering the country a year or more from now.

    Thank you

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Gregory,

      sadly, we cannot answer questions about appeals, because we are not allowed to give legal advice.
      If you don’t pay the fine now, you will have to pay it it when you come back to Germany. It is likely that the ammount will have increased until then. It might as well be more difficult for, to get a rental car in this case.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  55. Crina sagt:

    Hello! We received a speedticket with a picture in witch you can see only the driver. (The passenger in the right is cut off). My question is- can i ask for the entire picture to be sent to us ? I want to check who the other passenger is. Thank you

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Crina,

      the picture is taken to find out, who the driver is. You can ask to see the complete picture at the office, but it is possible, that the passenger is not on the picture.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  56. Benjamin sagt:

    Hello…i am a British driver and have received a letter relating to a speeding fine in Germany for 124kph in a 100, however i have no german and cannot see an obvious address or bank details to which to make payment. Or a fine amount for that matter?? looking at your table implies a 70E fine and a point, correct?

    Note to those heading to drive in Germany…Germany has some large and quick and regular variations in its speed limits, this is ok in a modern vehicle but anything older renders heavy braking dangerous. Common sense tells you to keep up with traffic for safeties sake however to avoid fines keep speed to the lower of the changeable limits. This can be lethal on the unlimited autobahn when overtaking slower traffic, mainly due to high speed German drivers whom (like the rest of us) think they are better drivers than they actually are. Reckless tailgating is also very common!

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Benjamin,
      70 Euro and a point is correct. Maybe u can’t find an information for payment because your letter isn’t the fine. Mostly before getting the fine, people receive a form to fill in. After that you will get the fine.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  57. Bill sagt:

    I too have received 2 notices/CC debits from Avis re speeding tickets, but after 106 days in one case and 65 days in the other have not yet received any tickets which may or may not include a driving ban (have no info on speed/limits – based on the days/hours in question one must have been in the Hoch-Sauerland, the other on the Autobahn around Cologne). Noting from your reply to another Canadian, such a driving ban does not affect driving in Canada, only Germany. Would that, in case of a driving ban, mean when arriving in Germany again some years later my Canadian licence would be taken away for a specified period, i.e. I could not rent a car? Also would Germany inform Canada of these infractions? From age 80 onward we have to renew our licence every 2 years and a ticket affects such a renewal. I also still have a valid German drivers licence from 1956. LOL

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Bill,

      it might be possible that Avis is going to collect the money for your speeding tickets even when you are in Canada. If you recieve a driving ban, it’s only valid in Germany. But entering Germany again might force you to pay your penalty.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  58. Bill sagt:

    Avis charged for advising the “Behoerden” of my address. They stated that I will receive the ticket within 3 months. I have all the intentions to pay them. That’s not the problem. I did the deed, I pay the piper!.
    In fact I actually had on my last day another ticket, long after the other two. For this one I received the Avis notice and charge and the ticket very shortly thereafter for Euro 15. going 56 km in a 50 km zone. No points etc., etc.. (I believe that one will not be registered in Germany) I paid that via a draft the same day I received the ticket.

    The potential problem for one of the other outstanding ones may relate to the fact that I didn’t see any sign reducing the speed on the autobahn before a bridge around Cologne but saw the “blitz” just behind the underpass so I assume I may have been well over the limit):

    A) Future visits to Germany:
    If I receive a driving ban (not a problem in Canada) what happens when I arrive in Germany. Will they take my drivers licence upon arrival? Will car rental places refuse to provide a car for me?
    B) Impact on insurance and renewal of drivers licence in Canada:
    Will Germany advise the Canadian authorities, i.e. is there a reciprocal arrangement between Canada and Germany (as I believe is within various EU countries)? I could not find any such info in Canada.

    Thanks in advance for your further comments.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Bill,

      you should wait for the ticket. If there is a driving ban, the letter of the “Behoerden” will tell you what to do and how you can handle the driving ban. There is no impact to your drivers licence in Canada.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  59. Jeremy sagt:

    Hello,

    I got flashed in the city some time ago :( The digital speedometer of my car indicated 67km/h at the time of the red flash. It was in a 50km/h zone. I have a few questions…

    Is there a 3km/h tolerance subtracted from the registered speed as there is in Austria?

    How long does the fine usually take to arrive in the mailbox?

    Is there any governmental website that allows me to check my current situation, including details of my fine?

    Thank you and very nice work on the website, it is very helpful.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Jeremy,

      there is a tolerance which is substrated – the amount depends on the type of speed camera. Normally, the fine should arrive within three months. Sadl, there is no website which allows you to check the current status of your case.

      The editoriel staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  60. John sagt:

    Hello

    I received today a letter that i exceeded speed limit in traffic sign 325.1 , 325.2 . I am a new driver in Germany and not familiar what that even means. it says I was driving 33km/hr in 10km/hr zone but I though it was 30Km/hr as there was no sign saying 10Km/hr. Anyone knows how severe will the fine be and will they ban my license?

  61. Stu sagt:

    Hi I live in Germany but have a UK driving licence. Just got a letter to say I was doing 102 in a 80km how does this effect me? How would they put points on my uk licence ?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Stu,
      in this case you’ll have to pay a fine of 80 euros, furthermore you’ll get 1 point. If you don’t have a driver’s record in germany, they will create one. It is not possible to put the points on your UK license.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  62. Nicole sagt:

    I have just received a notice and have looked at the photo attached on line. It appears that I was traveling on the Autobahn and was approximately 1 car length to close to the car in front of me. This was visible by the markings you see on the road approaching an underpass or a bridge. I am an expat living in Germany and am about to sit my German driving test (written only). What are the consequences of this ticket and how will it affect my ability to get my German driving licence?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Nicole,

      you will receive a letter with the notice how much you have to pay for to driving too close to the car in front of you.

      Die redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  63. Julio sagt:

    Hi I’m a tourist here in Germany, I rented a car, I was following the satnav, it stated to go through a road that had a traffic light that was green, but also had a no entry sign road workers barriers.. My gut feeling told me to go through. Last minute decision.. I checked again upon entrance again there was no cameras and received no flash.
    Should I be expecting anything? And if so, what can be given to me? I have a British license

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Julio,

      if there was no flash and no policeman to see what happened, the will be no consequences.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  64. David sagt:

    Hi

    I’ve been caught on a random check by the police for drink/driving over Christmas 2015 with a British licence in Germany.

    The blood test was 1.5 promille and police took for good my driving licence as I accidentally say that they can have it to have my personal information – a big mistake I did !!!

    During 2 months and waiting for the court decision I could not drive because the police had it.

    After almost 2 month I’ve received the letter from the court :

    – A fine for 1600 euros
    – 10 months ban from driving in Germany
    – After the ban I got exchange my British driving licence to a German one

    I need to drive in Germany desperately for work, school run etc…

    And in June 2016 I’m going back to England for good.

    The problem is that they confiscated my UK licence until November 2016 and once in London I needed to drive straight away.

    Do you think a lawyer can request to the court another date for the ban ?

    When i wish to do the the driving ban

    With a letter from a lawyer – would it be possible to have my UK licence back as soon as possible because I’m going back to the UK before finishing the full driving ban in Germany

    Would it affect my UK licence ?

    Many thanks

    ==========================
    TO ALL : SIMPLY DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE !!!
    If you’ve had too much – just take a taxi or let someone else who had no alcohol to drive your car or simply come back another day when you are not undet the influence of alcohol.

    Loosing your driving licence can damage your entire life, family, your work etc… You it costs a big money !!!

    DON’T DRINK and DRIVE !!!

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello David,

      it would be better if you contact your lawyer for the special case you are in. The lawyer can give you also the answer of the affect on you UK license.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  65. Matt sagt:

    Hello,

    I was stopped by the Police. 65 kph in a (temporary) 30 kph zone, normally this road is 50kph. I paid the fine on the spot €160 via EC card. However, I have now received a letter to my UK address saying I owe €160 fine + €25 admin charge + €3.50 for Flensburg points = €188,50 in total. Plus the 2 points in Flensburg and a 1 month ban.
    Why am I being charged the fine of €160 again? (luckily I kept the EC Card machine receipt)
    Can I choose when the 1 month ban is in effect or does it begin from when I received and signed for the letter?

    Gr,

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Matt,

      it’s not regular that you are forced to pay the fine again. Maybe the authorities made a mistake. You should ask for clearing up the situation. In the letter you received, the authorities should have told you if you can choose the time.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  66. Xhulio sagt:

    Hi, I’m on holiday in Germany, I rented a car and today I got flashed which nearly blinded me. which I assumed was for speeding as I asked the car next to me and she said is was 30km an hour I think I was doing about 40-50 or so.
    I understand the fine amount, but the points, do they contact the UK and put the points on my license or do they create a record for me in Germany and add it onto there? Would I be required to send over my details to the authorities or will they take them from the rental company.
    Thank you

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Xhulio,

      they will create a record for you in Germany. There are no consequences for u in the UK. The rental company will send you the penalty notice and give them details about you.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

      • Mark sagt:

        Hi..

        I have a international driving permit *non EU country* which is now roughly 3 months old,,it is valid till next year August,I live in germany now just to finish my studies..
        I have been flashed driving 90-100 in a 40km/h zone.. what are the consequences..?

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hello Mark,

          you will get a fine and have to pay about 280 €, two points in Flensburg and two months ban from driving.

          the editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  67. Edgaras sagt:

    Hello, recently I was driving my friends car in Germany. I was cached by camera on autobahn driving over speed limit of 31km. Apparently my friend just received a letter. I live in uk, can you advise what to do, and how it will effect my uk driving license. Thank you in advance. Regards Edgaras

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Erdgaras,

      your friend will have to give some informations in his answer to the letter. You will probably then get a fine to pay and one “Flensburg point”. This does not affect your US driving license, as it concerns only german law.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  68. James sagt:

    I have been living in Germany for almost 6 months with a non Eu foreign license. My appointment for my drivers license test is one week after my 6 month limit. Am I still eligible to drive after the 6 month limit without a German license ?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello James,

      no, you will have to wait this one week without driving. Foreign licenses are only valid in the first six month.

      Th editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  69. Petr sagt:

    Hi,

    how many points, if any, driver gets, when he drive a truck and is over dimensions limits, ie 4,3 high, 18m long and without oversize transport permission? Thank you

    Petr

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Petr,
      in this case a driver usually has to pay a fine of 50 euros and gets 1 point in Flensburg.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  70. andy sagt:

    hello, i have a friend which is chinese, he had the chinese driving liscence, and he applied the german driving liscence to replace the chinese one, normally we understand that he need to past the thoery and road test, then he could get his liscence, but he already got the german driving liscence without joining the thoery test and road test, so my question is, is his german driving liscence valid in this case?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Andy,

      normally, he should have to pass the tests to get a license. The authorities can check his license and confirm, if it is valid or not.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  71. Mattia sagt:

    Hi,

    I’ve been fined for driving under the influence of THC in Berlin and I’ve been “permanently” banned from driving on german territory, but as I hold a foreign driving license the ban restricts only to Germany and they didn’t confiscate the driving license itself.
    As I now actually live Berlin on a stable base I have been told by local authorities that i can definitely get my driving “permit” back if I undergo to a series of test for the duration of a year, and around three months before the end of that year I can start doing the paper work to then apply for my new “permit” once the drug testing procedure is over.
    As I’m really keen to do this as soon as possible and that was an isolated episode as I don’t have any actual issues with drugs of whatever sort, my question is: where can i actually start doing these tests? do I have to consult a random psychologist or there are specific places that operate this kind of procedure?
    Unfortunately I couldn’t manage to obtain more specific information from either the Polizei or the local Staatsanwaltschaft, so any suggestion would be much appreciated.
    Best regards

  72. Petr sagt:

    Hello,

    I would like to ask you, if there are points for oversize transport (LKW), without a permission or when dimensions are bigger, than allowed by the permission?
    Also, if there are points for weight of the trucks?

    Thank you

    Petr

  73. Eric sagt:

    Hi
    I am a US citizen and traveled to Germany in Summer 2015, rented a car with my US drivers license. Upon returning home I received a certified letter from Beyerisches Polizeiverwaltungsamt saying I had a speeding ticket. The letter did not have a fine or payment method.

    This week I just received a letter stating: “da Sie bisher trotz verschiedener Zahlungsaufforderungen die Geldbuße (offener Betrag: 148,50 EUR) nicht bezahlt haven, wird die Zentrale Bussgeldstelle nunmehr Antrag auf Erzwingungshaft stellen”. This is first letter I’ve received since last summer, and I suspect other attempts to deliver correspondence regarding this matter went undelivered because a) my name is misspelled, and b) the address is incorrectly formatted on the letter.

    I do not speak / read German, but looked up translation online and the word “Erzwingungshaft” appears to translate to “corrective detention”. Does this mean jail if I ever return to Germany? I travel to Europe on vacation nearly every summer, usually flying into Frankfurt. If there is a fine, I will pay, but I’m not even sure how to do this from the US. I tried calling the number on the letter under “Erreichbarkeit”, but they didn’t speak English. Any advise? Tks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Eric,

      indeed, “Erzwingungshaft” means detention. But you can avoid detention, if you pay the fine directly on arriving in Germany or before, via bank transfer.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  74. Kruger sagt:

    Hello
    I understand that wintertyres with spikes are banned from germany. I live in Norway and need to drive through germany, i have wintertyres with spikes. What is the fine for driving with spikes If i Get caught?

    Kruger

  75. Camilla sagt:

    Hi
    What is the fine for parking in what was apparently a “fußgängerzone” in Kiel? We got to the car before it was towed, luckily. On the little red paper, the boxes that are crossed out is parking in Fußgängerzone, behinderung and getting towed (which luckily got stopped because we got there in time). From Denmark.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Camilla,

      you have to pay 25 Euros for parking in the wrong zone in germany.
      Especially for this case.

      the editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  76. Bert sagt:

    Hello,

    I am from Belgium. I was caught speeding this week. Just about 9km/h too fast on the highway, which would result in a EUR 10 fine. For this small amount, would the police come after me abroad? Also, will there be extra charges (adminstration costs etc…)

    Thank you!

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Bert,

      normally, only fines with more than 70 Euro are carried out in another country inside the European Union.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  77. Steve sagt:

    Hello,

    I have been caught over speeding by 33 Km/h in an 70 Km/h street outside of town. I am in my probation period in Germany (<2 years since driving license). I know that the fine will be around 120 euros and 1 point, but will I also get my probation period extended? are there any other consequences?

    Thanks.

  78. MSM sagt:

    Hello,
    I got my German driver’s licence 5 months ago and I’m regularly traveling inside Germany. I’ve noticed that many drivers don’t respect the speed limits in the Autobahn, and also the distances when overtaking, so I tend to think that it is not an issue (the bad things are the ones that one copy, sadly).
    In any case I’ve been very careful when driving, since I have one year conditional, but I made 2 mistakes: one was in the Autobahn in which suddenly there was speed limit but I was overtaking a car in the fast lane (left) –> 120 Km/h was the limit and I was around 130-135 Km/h. The second one was in a city, in which I had to turn to the left and the light was green but there were few cars in front of mine, I kept going and when I started to cross the light changed to red. Should I have stopped or waited behind the line? or I was right to keep going? How long do I have to wait for the fine if any and how much would it be more or less? Is there any chance that I can get a ban o revocation of my driver’s licence? :( Many thanks in advance for your answer!

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello MSM,

      you should have waited before the line. If the street is ready to pass and the green light is on, then you could have pass. But if there are too many cars in front of you, then you should have waited if there are less cars and you could easily pass with the green light. The fine should come within the next three months.

      The editoral staff of bussgledkatalog.org

  79. DB sagt:

    Sorry if you have received this already but my question keeps disappearing from the site.

    If I receive a ban for travelling too close to a car does the ban start immediately or can it start at another time?
    I need my car for work so this might be a problem if I cannot plan ahead.

    Thanks
    DB

  80. Tugba sagt:

    Hello Sir
    I rent a car from Berlin at november 2015. I went to Hamburg. I didn’t realize the park machine. I found a paper on car. It is a park violation . I am waiting a letter but it isn’t come. I afraid that if the letter lost in post office. Where can i find traffic fine?
    Best Regards

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello,

      it may take some time for the letter to arrive to you: first, it wil probably be sent to the car rental, which will have to give your name and adress to the authorities.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  81. Cristian sagt:

    Hi,

    Me and my wife drive in Germany a car registered in other EU country. I have lost somehow the car registration paper and the proof of insurance. Until I get the copies of the said documents, what do I risk if I drive the car and get stopped by the Police? Also, if my wife drives (car is registered on my name) , does she risk supplementary actions?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hi Christian,

      In Germany you (or your wife) normally have to pay 10 €. What kind of administrative fine (speeding fine bei Geschwindigkeit) you have to pay in other countries of the EU and how much it is, we are unfortunately not able to tell you.

      The editorial department of bussgeldkatalog.org

  82. SL sagt:

    Hello,

    I got into a car accident and the other driver had a witness from the street shaking his hand then claiming I ran a red light. I got a letter in the mail from the police (not really sure what it says but it does not state the fine except accident due to running red light). I also got a form asking for all sorts of information and a description of the accident. What should I do? Can I challenge the witness? I’m leaving the country in a few weeks (after 3 years here in Germany) and going back to Canada. How long will this take to settle? Can I just give them back my German license and not pay the fines (or at least for a few months instead of a fine and I will pick it up the next time I’m back in Germany)? Thanks for your advice.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello,

      you will probably have received a “Anhörungsbogen”. It allows you to state your side of what happened. You are not obligated to make a statement, only to confirm your personal data. The fine will most likely come later. You con not exchange fines for a driving ban (by giving back your license). It ist probable, that the amount will be asked again from you when you come back to Germany.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

      • SL sagt:

        Thank you. I will no longer have residence here in a month so do I need to inform them? They will not be able to contact me as I am relocating back to Canada. Though I will come back for very short business trips (like one week at a time) every now and then. I just don’t want to have issues at the border when coming back. Thanks again.

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hello,

          if you make a change of adress order, to get your mail at your new home in Canada, the german authorities will have a way to send you the fine. You don’t have to inform them of your adress change.

          The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  83. greg sagt:

    I have an unpaid fine of around 200 euros from 3-4 years ago. I am not German. The fine was sent to me after the hire car company gave the police dept my contact detaisl.
    Will I get in any trouble for this if I return?

  84. Daniel sagt:

    Hi,

    I rented a car from Germany and travel to Belgium. I got 2 parking fine ticket and maybe a speeding ticket in Germany. How do I pay those ticket now if I’m still residing Germany and will be leaving Germany soon.

    Possible if a friend of mine in Germany pay on my behalf with his bank transfer for the Belgium fine ticket and Germany speeding ticket? What I got on the fine was just IBAN and BIC details.

    Thanks in advanced

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Daniel,

      you can pay the tickets if your are in Germany or Belgium, because of that you have the IBAN and BIC and most of the time a number, which do you have to write in the paycheck.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  85. NA sagt:

    Hello,

    I have received a mail today stating that I have exceeded the speed limit by 23kph but they did not send me the fine. They just sent me a paper to fill in and that’s it. I donot have a german driving licence. What do you think will happen?

    NA

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello NA,

      it depends on the letter you got. Probably the public authorities know that you were too fast. The Paper you got is maybe the first hearing. You have the oportunity to tell them what happened but you aren’t forced to. Just check the personal data and send the paper back to the adress which is written on it. After that you will get the fine. Probably you are requested to pay an administrative fine of 70 Euro and will get one point.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  86. Naty sagt:

    Hello, is there anyway to appeal a ticket? Does it worth it?Secondly how long does a point appears in your record? Thanks for your help

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Naty,

      yes there is a way. On the fine should be explained what to do. If it works depends on the forfeit u got. Sometimes it is better to ask a lawyer. The Point lapse after 2,5 years or 5 oder 10 – depends on the point.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  87. Steven sagt:

    Does the German law have a time limit for the German police to contact send a speeding ticket? For example if you are flashed on 5 Nov and the speeding ticket is dated 10 February. Is the ticket valid? Is it written somewhere in policy or law about them having only 90 days to make contact?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Steven,

      there is a limit of 3 month, but it could be 6 month, too. It depends on the first hearing. If the letter comes after 3 month the limitation is reached. Between 5th Nov and 10th February are 3 month. But it is realy tight. Maybe it’s better to ask a lawyer. He can tell u if the limitation is realy reached an if you don’t need to pay.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  88. Daniel sagt:

    US citizen with German license since 2014.
    I was driving company car. Received via email the “Zeugenfragebogen” from fleet manager.

    First time offense. Driving 25 km/h over within city limits. (55 in a 30)

    Consequences: 80€ + 1 point?

    I have read that my license could be suspended for a month because I am a foreigner, is this true?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Daniel,

      It’s correct: 80 Euro and 1 Point. You only should pay the fine. There is no ban on driving with 25 km/h over the limit. Foreigner have the same rights in germany.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  89. Lorena sagt:

    Hi, there.

    I’m Brazilian and have had a German residence permit since 2014. However, I lived in Germany for one year, then left the country for 5 months (to live in England, so I did an Abmeldung) and then came back to Germany in February 2016 (and did a new Anmeldung then). Does the 6-month period start counting again from when I came back to the country last month or is my Brazilian license already expired because I lived here before for more than 6 months under the same residence permit?

    Also, in case I am still allowed to drive, is an official translation of my license mandatory (even though it clearly states that it is a “type B” license) ?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Lorena,

      it could be, because of the expiring date. the type of license you must have, should be a B License.

      the editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  90. Jay sagt:

    Hi, a tourist wants to know. What are the rules guiding pedestrian crossing regarding stopping and parking. Someone told me you cannot stop and park before and after.

    Another person said you can only stop after it.
    Another said 5m before is allowed. Please clarify because I am confused.

  91. Joshua Michaels sagt:

    Hello sir. I have a very important question and you may have answered it. I got a flash yesterday evening when driving 60km on a 50km zone, and the car that I drive is registered to my brother in law. Do the photos also show who is in the passenger seat or is it just the driver seat?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Joshua,

      usually the photos only show the driver. When there is a front-seat passenger with him, his or her eyes are covered by a black bar. This way only the driver can be recognized.

      The editorial team of bussgeldkatalog.org

  92. vaishali sagt:

    I have done my written test &took road test.I failed as I went in a road not meant for cars.There sign was covered not visible by some add .how do we know it was not for cars?it was stone road.
    My fahrschule teacher is very bad he is on phone for whole time &takes me to priority road &then freeway (I know the routes very well)as it is easy for him to talk on phone &it has happened every class.he does his work during my class gets money from ATM,gets his plumber work done &me waiting outside in the car & so many small works.is this allowed I can’t complain as it is his father’s driving school &secretary is his wife &I think if I complain thy wud tell me to take more classes. I HAVE TAKEN 14 classes (2 class together=75 euro so it’s 14×75 euro)each class for 1 & half hr.if I have to change how can i?takes 2 months &15 euro to change the school.

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Vaishali,

      it is possible for you to change your Fahrschule.
      You can search for a new driving school and get an appointment for counseling to see if a change would make sense in your case. They can give you advice how to proceed.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

  93. perry sagt:

    i was captured by the camera driving 137km/h when i was suppose to drive 100km/h in an autobahn(high way), it is my first time violating traffic laws and have my license for 1 year 3 months,first i would like to know the penalty or the consequences of my violation secondly if i would be ask to go for driving counseling or extra driving classes,if so , how many hours would be allocated to me and how much this classes cost per person.. thanks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello,

      you are likely to get a fine of 120 Euros and one “penalty point” in Flensburg. Furthermore, the probation period of you driving license will be prolongated for another two years. Additionally, you will have to go to an “Aufbauseminar”. These classes normally take five sessions, including one test drive. A “Aubauseminar” costs auroud 250 to 500 Euro per person.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  94. merc sagt:

    I was driving 28km above the speed limit (80km in the limit) on autobahn. I am still on probezeit (1 year 1 month), what are the possible consequences.

    Thanks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello,

      you’ll have to expect a fine of 80 Euro, one point in Flensburg as well as a prolongation of your probation time for another two years and an order to go to an additional class.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

    • merc sagt:

      Thanks for the reply. I have received the fine and have paid it. However, I have not received the order for aufbauseminar yet.
      I was flashed in the end of Jan.

      Do I have to go to the traffic office my self to ask for this or is requirement is waived-off.

      Best

      • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

        Hello merc,

        regulary yo should already received the order for aufbauseminar if this is your first serious traffic violation and you have a german driving licence. So maybe it’s better to ask the traffic office.

        The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  95. Jesus C.B. sagt:

    Hello,

    I got a fine using Company car. I receive the letter copy from the municipality without the payment fine. The letter is title: Zeugenfragebogen. I have EU driver license from Spain and I live in Germany since last year. I was driving in Autobahn at 146Km/h in a limit of 120Km/h. Will I get the ticket fine for +26Kmh?

    Thanks.
    Jesus

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Jesus,

      it is very probable, that you will indeed get the ticket fine. With the “Zeugenfragebogen”, the authorities give you the possibility to explain your point of view on the matter.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  96. Frank sagt:

    Please i was driving in town where i was cought by camara it was 30 km/h and was going by 50km/h. What will be my fine

  97. Aneel sagt:

    Hallo , my friend did license before 1 month and he was driving with over speed of 50 km , there was blinking orange light on signal , he think there was Camera there but not sure, can u tell plz what can he do, and what’s the meanings of orange blinking signal thanks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Aneel,

      a blinking yellow light on a traffic light means that the traffic light is not in use. It means that you have to give right of way according to the traffic rules without a traffic light directing you. If your friend was caught doing something unlawful, he’ll have to wait for the fining letter from the responsible authorities and act accordingly.

      Die Redaktion von bussgeldkatalog.org

      • Aneel sagt:

        Hallo again , he has New license , it ll b effect on his license?? And plz Tell that in how many days he have to Wait for letter ?thanks

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hello,

          ist seems, that there hasn’t been any offense, so there won’t be any consequences for his license. A letter normally arrives within 3 month.

          The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  98. Ricky sagt:

    Hello!
    I’m a non-german resident.
    A long time ago (about 4 years ago in 2012) I was flashed in Germany driving a rental car. Then I received a letter with my photo and text in german probably about the speed ticket for about 200 euros. I didn’t understand the full text and couldn’t pay fine because I didn’t know how to make such transaction from abroad. It has already passed more than 3 years – is there still any problem with this speed ticket? Can I enter in Germany? Am I in some debtor list or police database?

    Thanks in advance

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Ricky,

      after three years the fine is time-barred, but you can ask the authority if there is still a debt.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

      • Ricky sagt:

        Thanks for such a quick response! Do I have to ask that question at “Bundesamt für Justiz” like with e-mail for example? Or any other authority?

        • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

          Hello Ricky,
          it depends on where you were flashed. Usually if there are any questions, they put a phone number in the letter you received more than three years ago.

          The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  99. Martins sagt:

    I’m from Latvia, few months ago me and my friend were visiting Amsterdam and of course we were smoking weed, so we had a problem because I had been smoking 6 hours ago, crossing the boarder to Germany we got pulled over and the police man told us that it must be 12-20 hours until I can drive. They didn’t say anything about driving ban, but we had to wait 24 hours until I could drive. They said that the judge is going to determinate what’s happens next and they are going to mail us about the decision, but I never received nothing. So how I could get information about the consequences?

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Martins,
      it depends on where the police stopped you. Most of the cities in Germany have their own fines office (“Bußgeldstelle”). They can give you further information about the decision.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

  100. Adrian sagt:

    Hi

    I recently received a letter in the mail in German (I live in the US, but travel to Germany and Europe often) that I can sort of make out to be a speeding fine of 21 km/hr over in an 80km/hr zone of the A40 near Duisburg at 7 pm this Feb. Other than that their is no indication of what the fine will be and when it needs to be paid by. Their is some information on the back that looks to me to be where I would claim I was not the driver and provide the actual drivers information. Should I be expecting more? Other people on the internet indicated they received multiple forms in the mail and one that looked like a form to make payment against. What is the next step?

    Thanks

    • bussgeldkatalog.org sagt:

      Hello Adrian,

      you probably received an “Anhörungsbogen”. On this document, you can make specifications about the accusation or indeed write, if someone else drove the car at the time. The next step will be a proper fine, on which you will find the amount and the conditions of the payment.

      The editorial staff of bussgeldkatalog.org

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