Entries in "From Practice"

New regulations for winter tire requirement!

December 13th, 2017 (No Comments)

The winter tire requirement has been re-regulated. Guest author Christoph Becker informs.

Rescue path – increased fines!

December 7th, 2017 (No Comments)

Rescue lanes can save lives. Therefore, the fines were drastically increased if ignored. Guest author Christoph Becker informs.

De-Minimis 2018: BAG promotes secure parking

December 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

Too few parking spaces lead truck drivers to park in dark places. Monitored security parking lots are far too expensive for many. Therefore, the Federal Office for Goods Transport (Bundesamt für Güterverkehr/ BAG) wants to support the use.

Lack of truck parking spaces – digital networking will improve the daily struggle

September 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

Emergency lanes, motorway on- and off-ramps, driveways to rest stops or simply on the green. Today’s drivers, especially in the early morning or evening hours, will likely be confronted with illegally parking trucks and the associated danger to the traffic on the motorways of Germany.

Drivers, clear a path for rescue vehicles

August 24th, 2017 (No Comments)

Any driver can be involved in an accident. For the rest of the traffic, this usually means traffic jam, blocked motorways and waiting.
For the victim(s) now every minute counts. The first requirement for the waiting traffic is to clear a path for the rescue vehicles.

Holiday travel ban – from 1 July it is time again:

July 1st, 2017 (No Comments)

Trucks with a permissible total mass of more than 7.5 tons and tractors with trailers shall not be used in the period from 1 July to 31 August. This ban is valid every Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm.

Securing of heavy-duty vehicles and buses in the BAB area

June 30th, 2017 (No Comments)

Our guest editor, Christoph Becker, chief of police, provides information on the correct securing of heavy-duty vehicles and motor-buses in the BAB sector.

Microsleep can be fatal. Tips to stay awake.

June 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Tiredness at the wheel can be fatal. Police chief commissioner Christoph Becker explains the risks and provides tips for a safe trip.