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Violations of traffic regulations are to be increased significantly. This is provided for in a draft of the new catalog of fines by Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer.

Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer (CSU) wants to drastically increase the fines for traffic violations. This is provided for in the draft of a new catalog of fines, which the "Bild" newspaper reported on (Saturday). For example, anyone caught with their cell phone behind the wheel will pay 70 euros instead of the previous 40 euros. Disregarding the right of way or a red light should cost 80 instead of 50 euros.

"We are in the departmental coordination," said a spokeswoman for the ministry - but without giving details of the catalog of fines. The draft of the new fine regulation is currently being coordinated with the other federal ministries, the federal states and the transport associations.

80 euros fine for incorrect lighting

According to the newspaper, anyone who does not properly light their car in rain, fog or snowfall should pay 70 euros, as well as those who do not observe the winter tire requirement. Both violations have so far been punished with a fine of 40 euros. The fine is to be doubled from 40 to 80 euros for those drivers who drive in the environmental zones of large cities without an environmental badge.

Anyone who endangers pedestrians when crossing appropriately marked crossings should pay 70 instead of the previous 40 euros. If an ambulance is hindered, the fine should climb from 50 to 65 euros and in the future, if the tire is worn, 70 instead of 50 euros will be due.

ADAC spokeswoman Maxi Hartung told the dpa news agency in Munich: “A mere increase in the fine does not bring anything. Rather, the density of checks would have to be increased in order to bring about a real rethink among motorists. " The Automobile Club of Germany (AvD) accused Ramsauer in the “Bild” newspaper “Rip off”. There is “no discernible justification for the increases. (dpa)

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