2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
If you think you don't have to stick to a recommended speed of 130 km / h, you're wrong. In the event of an accident, those who drive faster can be held jointly liable.
The recommended speed of 130 kilometers per hour is more than a mere recommendation. Those who drive faster can be held jointly liable in the event of an accident, says Volker Lempp, Head of Traffic Law at the Auto Club Europa (ACE) in Stuttgart. According to this, only those motorists who adhere to the recommended speed behave as an “ideal driver” within the meaning of the Road Traffic Act.
Basic judgment of the BGH
According to the information, this was already decided by the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe in 1992 in a landmark judgment (AZ.: VI ZR 62/91). Those who drive faster increase the risk of an accident and may have to be responsible for an accident.
According to the ACE expert, the high level of technical development of the cars and the state of development of many motorways have no influence on this situation. Rather, it is crucial that human characteristics limit the technical possibilities of the car - also with regard to foresight and the ability to react. (dpa)