2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Bad news for traffic hooligans. According to a recent verdict, speeders and pushers may be filmed by the police on video.
Pushers and speeders can be filmed by the police. This emerges from a current ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerGF). The Karlsruhe judges consider such recordings to be a permissible interference with general personal rights.
Constitutional complaint lodged
In the case decided, a motorist appealed against the conviction of a fine of 360 euros and filed a constitutional complaint. He was prosecuted for driving up too tightly at a speed of 137 km / h for less than 4/10 of half the speedometer value on a vehicle in front. The police had videotaped the offense. The plaintiff saw this as an interference with personal rights. According to the ruling, however, this interference was justified because the recordings were used to ensure road traffic safety. In addition, only drivers are filmed who gave cause for the recordings because there is a suspicion of a traffic violation.
A few weeks ago, the BVerFG declared "flashing" and photographing offenders to be permitted. The judges ruled that it does not violate the Basic Law. Road safety is therefore more important than the right to informational self-determination. The situation is similar with the current judgment on the filming of traffic offenders (BVerFG., Az. 2 BvR 1447/10). (mid)