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Traffic regulations - Germany

Officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe. It includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate.

Speed limists - Germany

Inside built-up areas Outside built-up areas Highway 2 separate lanes Other roads Motorway
with trailer
<3,5t
>3,5t
special or camping
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
with trailer

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
<3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t
special or camping

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads

Mandatory documents - Germany

ID
Identity card valid for at least six months or a passport valid for at least 3 months.
AC/OC
Mandatory vehicle insurance - civil liability, it is also recommended to have accident insurance, medical expenses and card-NHF EHIC.

Mandatory vehicle equipment - Germany

Vest
Mandatory.
First aid kit
Mandatory.
Warning triangle
Mandatory.
Fire extinguisher
No special regulations.
The minimum size of the tread
1.6mm (summer tires); 4mm (winter tires).
Winter tires
The obligation to use winter tires in winter if weather conditions require it (the lack of a designated period).
Studded tires
Forbidden.
Snow chains
Permitted if the layer of snow or ice is on the road.
with trailer
Additional mirrors if the trailer is wider than the towing vehicle, the additional warning triangle.
A set of spare bulbs
No special regulations.
Spare wheel
No special regulations.
Tow rope
No special regulations.

Other legal restrictions - Germany

Alcohol limit in the blood
Generally - 0.5 ‰; drivers with driving license for less than 2 years and under 21 years of age - 0 ‰.
Driving with dipped headlights
Recommended for 24h.
Driving with safety belt
Mandatory.
Children transportation
Children up to 150 cm must be carried in a child seat or pedestals. Prohibition of carriage in the front seats of children under 12 years of age.
Accommodation in vehicle camping outside camping
Permission is granted for a one night in the car in order of rest before continuing the journey. You can't sleep in the areas of national parks and protected natural areas. Always be careful of regional limitations - best to ask local people.

Payments on roads - Germany

Using the road is free. In the cities you must have a sticker emissions class - in the centers of cities were created so. environmental zone where cars can enter with certain classes of emissions. The boundaries of green zones are marked with special signs informing that vehicles can move in the zone. Every vehicle that wants to enter the designated area must have adequate emission sticker. If you enter the zone without a sticker the mandate is arounf 40 EUR.
Warning: The information shown on this page is for informational purposes only. In the case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. DriveSurfing is not responsible for the consequences of the use of the information contained above.

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