speed cameras on the freeway

German highways are known worldwide for the lack of a general speed limit. But in fact ca. 40 percent of the autobahn excluded. There are speed limits on stretches with road works, road damage, curves, tunnels and inner-city highways. In the federal state of Bremen, a general speed limit of 120 km/h has been in force on freeways since 2008. Where a limit exists, it is monitored. Speed cameras are also used on freeways. Why both stationary and mobile speed cameras are used on these, what penalties are provided for speeding drivers, and how to defend oneself against accusations of fines, will be explained below.

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Stationary& Mobile speed cameras on the highway

So speed cameras are also in use on highways – no matter if on the A3, A7 or A9. Their locations are not always known to drivers from notices on the radio or from hearsay. Because in addition to permanently installed speed cameras, mobile measuring devices are also used. These are positioned spontaneously as required on sections of freeway where, according to the experience of the authorities and measuring officers, too many road users are driving too fast or where there are accident blackspots. Flexibility is one of the advantages of mobile speed cameras.

Speed limit for passenger cars& Trucks

As long as the traffic situation, road and weather conditions permit, drivers have free rein in terms of speed, at least on a large part of the autobahns. There is only a guideline speed of 130 km/h. However, exceeding this speed limit can be legally relevant in the event of an accident, not to mention the diminishing chance of your own physical safety.

The situation is different for trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than 3.5 metric tons. They are allowed to drive a maximum of 80 km/h. The same also applies to cars with trailers and caravans, whose maximum cruising speed on the autobahn is limited to 80 km/h on the speedometer. For these, however, there is the possibility of obtaining a speed 100 permit, if the vehicle concerned withstands an appropriate TuV assessment.

Buses and coaches, on the other hand, are automatically given a permit to drive up to 100 km/h on the freeway if their initial registration is from 8. December 2007 and their design meets the necessary requirements. This includes an approval for the maximum speed of 100 km/h, as well as that the bus is mainly built for seated passengers and that the seats have a seat belt.

fine, points& Driving ban

Fines for speeding are no small matter. Before you know it, a fine, points in Flensburg or even a driving ban will be incurred. Even those who do not keep the distance or are caught driving with a cell phone can expect severe penalties. Finally, even such an offense can quickly lead to an accident. The following table shows in detail which penalties are imposed for speeding as well as cell phone and distance violations on the highway for which type of motor vehicle:

Speeding offences on the freeway can be sanctioned for car drivers with up to 2 points in Flensburg, 600 euros and a 3-month driving ban. Criminal penalties are also possible in the event of endangerment or the consequence of an accident.

Tolerance for speeding

In order to take into account any inaccuracies in the measurements in the interests of the flashed driver, there is a tolerance range when flashing the speed camera. Thus, if the speed is less than 100 km/h, 3 km/h are usually deducted from the difference with the maximum speed. If the speedometer shows more than 100 km/h, the measuring officials deduct 3 percent. In the case of a measurement by a video post-processing system, however, the tolerance is 5 km/h or. 5 %, as the measurement results can be even more susceptible to error than with other measurement methods.

Reasons for an objection

Typically, a hearing sheet or penalty notice is sent out within a few weeks of the alleged traffic violation. However, if the service takes longer than three months, the offense is statute-barred. But what can a lawyer for traffic law do as a result of timely issued penalty charges in order to represent his client successfully? It is important for him to find out whether a fine can be declared invalid. The following aspects may be relevant:

A speed camera must be regularly maintained and calibrated to ensure that it functions properly and that the results are legally usable. The wrong angle during a measurement, darkness or unfavorable weather and weather conditions such as snowfall and rain can also falsify the measurements. In addition, in most federal states the speed camera must be at a minimum distance from the traffic sign indicating the speed limit. A general exception are special danger areas, where the minimum distance may be undercut. These include roads adjacent to nurseries, schools and homes for the elderly.

Simultaneous flashing of several vehicles can also lead to incorrect results. In addition, a faulty measurement protocol can be cause for the discontinuation of a fine proceeding. Measurement officers should also have a training certificate to be qualified for the job.

There are numerous reasons why a measurement may turn out to be incorrect or ineffective, which is why it is advisable to always have allegations of fines reviewed.

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In case of success, you avoid sanctions such as fines, points in Flensburg or driving bans. All costs incurred by the legal examination (legal fees, procedural costs) will be covered either by us in the context of litigation financing or your legal protection insurance. If there is a chance that the fine proceedings will be discontinued, your case will be represented by our partner law firms after we have received a confirmation of coverage from the legal protection insurance or a confirmation of financing from us – including the assumption of any court costs.

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