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New traffic fines in Germany: find out what drivers risk in 2024

Traffic fines in Germany 2024

Traffic fines in Germany -The year 2024 marks a series of notable changes for drivers in Germany, encompassing rising fuel prices, the cessation of the environmental bonus for electric cars, and a significant alteration in driver penalties. Notably, drivers now face the possibility of extended periods without their driver’s license. A comprehensive overview of the catalog of fines in Germany for 2024 sheds light on the implications of these changes, reflecting the evolving landscape for motorists in the country.
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List of traffic fines in Germany 2024

Drivers who fail to follow traffic rules in Germany face severe consequences, including hefty fines, accumulation of penalty points, potential withdrawal of their driving license, and, in extreme cases, imprisonment. Common traffic violations such as speeding, using a mobile phone while driving, disregarding red lights, improper parking or stopping, failure to maintain a safe distance, and exceeding the inspection (ITP) term all carry specific penalties in 2024. Below, we provide a summary of the repercussions for these violations, emphasizing the importance of strict adherence to traffic regulations.
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How high are the traffic fines in Germany in 2024

  • Missing registration plate: 60 euros / covered plate: 65 euros
  • Entry into an environmental zone without an environmental sticker: 100 euros
  • Violation of logbook requirements: 100 euros
  • Driving too slowly without a good reason: 20 euros

These offenses result in one penalty point and fines

  • Mobile phone while driving: 100 euros
  • Disregarding the red light: 90 euros
  • Deadline for main inspection , “TÜV” exceeded by more than eight months: €60
  • Violation of the winter tire requirement: 60 euros
  • Children who are not properly secured in the vehicle: up to 70 euros
  • Simple violation of the right of way: 70 euros
  • Driving without a license: 70 euros
  • Unaccompanied driving at 17: 70 euros
  • The load is not properly insured: 60 euros
  • Danger to pedestrians: 60 euros
  • Failure to comply with police instructions: 70 euros

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Speeding violations result in fines and driving bans in Germany
Speeding violations come with fines and the potential for driving bans in Germany

What fines do you risk diving drunk?

Drivers found operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol should anticipate stricter penalties, including increased penalty points and substantial fines. For first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.5 mg/l, the penalties include a one-month driving ban, a €528.5 fine, and two penalty points. Subsequent offenses result in higher fines, with €1053.50 for the second offense and €1578.50 for the third, along with a three-month driving ban and two penalty points. If the blood alcohol concentration reaches 1.1 or more, it is considered a severe offense, rendering the driver entirely unfit to operate a vehicle. Consequences include three penalty points, revocation of the driving license, and imposition of a fine or even a potential prison sentence. The Bussgeldkatalog outlines these penalties for alcohol-related offenses in 2024.
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Changes to speeding and driving ban

Speeding violations come with significant financial consequences and the potential for driving bans in Germany. Exceeding the maximum permitted speed by up to 10 km/h in urban areas can result in a fine of 30 euros, while outside the city, the fine is 20 euros. The fines escalate based on the degree of speeding, reaching up to €800 in urban areas and up to €700 outside the city for exceeding the limit by more than 70 km/h. Additionally, drivers face more strict driving bans, with the possibility of losing their driving license for an extended period. These measures underscore the severity of speeding offenses and aim to deter drivers from engaging in unsafe driving practices.