With the point reform, which will come into force on May 1, 2014, only violations that endanger road safety will be recorded. Offenses that do not pose a direct threat to road safety are no longer penalized with points. In addition, the fines for some violations will be increased. The most important changes for common offenses at a glance:
|Up to 20 km/h too fast out of town||30||0|
|Up to 30 km/h too fast out of town||70||1|
|Up to 50 km/h too fast out of town||160||2|
|Up to 70 km/h too fast out of town||440||2|
|Over 70 km/h too fast out of town||600||2|
|Up to 20 km/h too fast in town||35||0|
|Up to 25 km/h too fast in town||80||1|
|Up to 40 km/h too fast in town||160||2|
|Up to 50 km/h too fast in town||200||2|
|phone while driving||60||1|
|In environmental zone without sticker||80||0|
|Missing license plate||60||0|
|Without winter tires||60||1|
|Children not buckled up||60||1|
|Running a red light (over 1 second)||200||2|
|Right of way disregarded||70||1|
|Dangerous overtaking manoeuvre||100||1|
|First violation of the 0.5 alcohol limit||500||2|
|Driving without a permit||70||1|
This list will continue to expand.
Many other violations and any resulting driving bans can be calculated and viewed, for example, at http://www.bussgeld-info.de. More information on the basics of the new regulations can be found here at motoreport.de.
The most important information on awarding and reducing points:
- Instead of the previous 18, the driver’s license will be revoked at eight points in the future.
- For violations or criminal offenses there are only 1-3 points instead of 1-7 as before:
– a point for administrative offences
– two points for gross administrative offenses and criminal offenses
– three points for offenses involving disqualification from driving
- Deduction of points: If there are one to five points, one point can be deducted through a voluntary driving aptitude seminar.
- Better overview of deleting points after fixed redemption periods:
– Administrative offenses with 1 point in 2.5 years
– Administrative offenses and criminal offenses, each with 2 points, in 5 years
– Offenses with 3 points in 10 years
Incidentally, you can get free information about your own points balance on the website of the Federal Motor Transport Authority.
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