Caught by the speed camera: the penalties can vary

These fine tables show the penalties that have been imposed since 9.11.21 apply. The fines, which were valid until then, you can find in our guide to speeding.

Speed camera: Let the computer calculate the penalty

The most important facts about speed camera fines

After the acquaintance with a speed camera, the penalty depends first of all on what type of violation it was. If you were flashed for speeding, between 20 and 800 euros fine is possible. In addition, one to two points in Flensburg and a driving ban of between one and three months may be imposed. With a red light offence can become due according to fine catalog up to 360 euro, two points and a one-month driving ban.

With our free fine calculator you can find out within a few clicks how high the fine will be, how many points in Flensburg are threatening and whether possibly even a driving ban will be imposed for the committed offence. You can find the calculator here.

The penalty following the encounter with the speed camera is not stricter during the probationary period, but special measures may be imposed. This sometimes includes an extension of the probationary period from two to four years or the ordering of an additional training seminar. This happens, for example, if you were flashed at 21 km/h or more.

There is actually no “penalty” with speed cameras

Typical penalties for speeding (also: radar penalties or speed camera penalties) can be found in the catalog of fines

Typical penalties for speeding (also: radar fines or speed camera fines) can be found in the catalogue of fines.

Sooner or later every driver gets caught and then it is a fine is due. Who was flashed, would like to know most immediately, what the Fine notice will hold ready.

How are Speed cameras and penalties with each other, when actually ordinary Speeding no offences are? In fact, the traffic law generally between Misdemeanors and traffic offenses (z. B. Drugs at the wheel). Only the latter really “Penalties” according to the Criminal Code (StGB) after.

From the average motorist will fine, points and driving ban often perceived as “penalties”, which is why often speed camera penalties are. Also this councellor adapts itself to the vernacular and places typical speed camera penalties in Germany and actual traffic offenses in the sense of the StGB in front of.

Specific guides on the subject of “speed cameras

No matter which speed camera: Tolerance must be deducted first for all penalties

Fine for speed cameras: With the calculator you can determine possible fines free of charge

Penalty for speed camera: With the calculator you can determine possible fines free of charge.

The penalties based on a speed camera recording are not levied arbitrarily, but are deducted according to the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) and based on the Ordinance on the catalog of fines (BKatV) determined.

Stationary and mobile speed cameras are designed to catch traffic offenders who drive at excessive speeds so that they can be held responsible for a Violation also held responsible can be. But because also the speed measuring devices Mistakes can make, must in principle with each measurement a tolerance deduction take place.

This depends on the maximum speed allowed. At speeds under 100 km/h are usually 3 km/h deducted. At speeds over 100 km/h are they 3 percent. Some devices, z. B. at video measuring devices, those on the speed monitoring by following must be paid for each 5 km/h or 5 percent tolerance be deducted.

Speed camera: Higher fine within town or in the 30 km/h zone

Penalty for speed cameras: The fine is higher in built-up areas or in 30 km/h zones

Penalty for speed camera: In towns or in the 30 zone, the fine is higher.

Special caution must motorists within built-up areas, especially in traffic-calmed areas like play street or 30 zone, true. Because there more Pedestrians and cyclists are on the road than on extra-urban roads, are also the consequences for Speeding violations correspondingly higher.

Between 115 and 180 Euro and one point in Flensburg threaten you if a speed camera detects you with over 20 km/h too fast caught in town. The speed camera penalties for violations over 30 km/h too fast amount to 260 to 800 euros. In addition, those affected will collect two points and have to be additionally one to three months driving ban calculate:

ViolationFinePointsDriving ban Worth an appeal?
10 km/h 30 € rather not
11-15 km/h 50 € rather not
16-20 km/h 70 € rather not
21-25 km/h 115 € 1 Check here
26-30 km/h 180 € 1 (1 month)* Check here
31-40 km/h 260 € 2 1 month Check here
41-50 km/h 400 € 2 1 month Check here
51-60 km/h 560 € 2 2 months Check here
61-70 km/h 700 € 2 3 months Check here
over 70 km/h 800 € 2 3 months Check here
* As a rule, you can only expect a driving ban if you have committed a speeding offence of 26 km/h or more twice within a year.

Particularly painful: In the case of a red speed camera, the penalty is up to 360 euros

At the red flasher, the fine can be up to 360 euros

In the case of a red speed camera, the fine can be up to 360 euros.

At intersections traffic lights regulate the right of way. Because this is also about the protection of pedestrians and cyclists, there is for a Red light violation, in which other road users were endangered, a penalty. Red flasher or. Speed cameras red traffic light monitor, usually work as follows:

At the Stop line and before Danger zone of the crossing are located Induction loops under the carriageway, registering the pressure of a motor vehicle passing over it. This is a way to determine when a car is ran the red light and how long this already on red was. This is important to determine if a simple or qualified red light violation is present.

But sometimes also Video cameras to use instead of the speed camera. The respective Penalties is shown in the following table:

ViolationFinePointsDriving banWell worth an appeal?
simple red light offence (traffic light 1 sec. or less red) 90 euro 1 Check here
– with endangerment 200 euros 2 1 month Check here
– with damage to property 240 Euro 2 1 month Check here
qualified red light violation (traffic light more than 1 sec. red) 200 Euro 2 1 month Check here
– with endangerment 320 euro 2 1 month Check here
– with damage to property 360 euros 2 1 month Check here

Depending on the offense a red light offence can actually be considered as offense according to § 315c StGB apply and accordingly punished not only with a fine, points in Flensburg and a driving ban, but with a Penalty in the sense of the StGB can be proven: fine or imprisonment.

Penalty for speed camera on the highway

The fine for speeding violations imposed speed camera penalties to Freeway or Roadworks are the same as out of town. If you were flashed there, the same fines, points and if applicable. Driving bans as for a ordinary speeding outside in built-up areas:

ViolationFine
PointsDriving ban Is an appeal worthwhile?
Up to 10 km/h 20 € rather not
11-15 km/h 40 € rather not
16-20 km/h 60 € rather not
21-25 km/h 100 € 1 Check here
26-30 km/h 150 € 1 (1 month)* Check here
31-40 km/h 200 € 1 (1 month)* Check here
41-50 km/h 320 € 2 1 month Check here
51-60 km/h 480 € 2 1 month Check here
61-70 km/h 600 € 2 2 months Check here
over 70 km/h 700 € 2 3 months Check here
* As a rule, you can only expect a driving ban if you have committed a speeding violation of 26 km/h or more twice within one year.

Caught by a speed camera as a novice driver: Penalties during the probationary period

You were flashed on the highway: What is the penalty? The table shows

Speeding on the highway: What is the penalty? The table shows it.

Two years the probationary period usually lasts. However, anyone who commits a traffic violation is guilty of, must if necessary with a Probationary period extension on four years calculate. It depends on whether you have been serious (A-offense) or less serious (B-violation) violation of the rules is charged.

Consequences for driving license speed camera penalties can have if you commit either two B violations or a A-offense have committed. The latter include z. B. Red light, distance and speed violations (from 21 km/h too fast). At first A offense, the probationary period is extended and a Advanced seminar ordered. At second A violation comes a Warning added and a traffic psychological consultation is recommended. The third violation of this kind finally leads to Suspension of driving license.

You have already been flashed for the second time? One possible penalty determined above calculator free of charge for you. Whether a higher speed camera penalty can be averted, however, can only be judged by a lawyer for traffic law.

Traffic offenses detected by traffic monitoring

Usually, speed cameras are used to Speeding Violations to be detected. Some devices can also Distance violations measure. Rarely, however, such violations also involve traffic offences according to the StGB. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out, of course, that through the measuring device detects a traffic offense becomes.

Increased penalty: If the speed camera catches you with a cell phone to your ear, you have committed two offenses at the same time

Increased penalty: If the speed camera catches you with your cell phone to your ear, two violations have occurred at the same time.

For example, the bridge distance measurement, the per Video camera works, also so-called Pushers on the highway are recorded. Is their driving behavior as Coercion in road traffic is there actually a Offense according to § 240 StGB before.

In addition, it can happen that you directly from the traffic after being snapped by a mobile speed camera. Penalties can then be imposed according to § 316 StGB be imposed if, during their inspection, the police officers find a significant Exceeding the blood alcohol limit (similar: Drugs behind the wheel).

Even a Red light violation can become a traffic offense (according to § 315c StGB) be used when a motorist not only runs a red light, but does so in such a way that reckless that other road users endangered or property of significant value damaged become.

Occurs with a speed camera penalty sometime Limitation a? At misdemeanors the statute of limitations for prosecution usually expires after three months a. If it is on Traffic offenses based speed camera penalties, the time limit depends on the Maximum the respective penalty from.

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