Entries under "Traffic rules"

Use of cell phones and electronic devices: increased fines

December 15th, 2017 (No Comments)

Cell phone ban: Guest author Christoph Becker explains the fines for the use of mobile phones and electronic devices behind the steering wheel.

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.

Information about the list of penalties

November 11th, 2016 (No Comments)

Chief of Police Christoph Becker reports on the current list of fines in case of violations of traffic regulations during the cold season.

Traffic accident prevention: Safely through the dark season

November 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

Fog in the morning hours or early darkness in the evening in the cold season change the traffic conditions to the disadvantage of all traffic participants. Chief inspector Christoph Becker shows what is important, for example, in the departure control, and what must be paid particular attention to in the cold and dark season.

Winter tires and snow chains are mandatory in Austria

November 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

In Austria between November 1st and April 15th of the following year winter tires are mandatory for trucks over 3.5 tonnes, as well as a snow chain obligation. Severe penalties are due for infringement. Police Chief Commissioner Christoph Becker informs.

Switzerland: Be careful with navigation devices on the windscreen

October 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Drivers having their navigation device mounted centrally on the windscreen are expecting sensitive fines and even the withdrawal of driving licenses in Switzerland. This rule also applies to other mobile devices that are used to navigate.

No truck tolls for semitrailers driving solo – the police headquarters inform

July 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

The Cologne Administrative Court has ruled that semitrailers driving solo are not subject to truck tolls. Police Chief Inspector Christoph Becker explains the background.

New court rulings for road traffic – the police headquarters inform

July 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

Three court rulings are dealing with the duty of care when reversing in a parking lot, with trucks, driving on hard shoulders and behavior during lane changes in the zipper method.