2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
After a crash, drivers have to wait for the owner of a vehicle that has been bumped into. In the worst case, the fugitive could face imprisonment.
Especially in large cities and narrow parking garages, another vehicle can easily be bumped into when pulling out of a parking space. Anyone who simply drives away is hit and missed. The consequences can be a fine, driving license revocation and even imprisonment. A note stuck behind the windshield wiper with the address and the history of the accident is usually not enough to avoid the penalty.
Driving ban and points in Flensburg
The amount of damage caused by third parties determines the consequences of a hit and run. Up to 600 euros in damage to the other car, the procedure is usually discontinued against a monetary requirement. According to the ADAC, damage of up to 1200 euros threatens a monthly salary fine, and seven points in the Flensburg traffic offender list and a driving ban of up to three months. If this damage limit is exceeded, the driver's license is gone for at least six months. If people are harmed in the accident and you still move away from the crime scene, you have to expect jail. In addition, the driver loses the insurance cover: The comprehensive insurance does not then pay for its own damage and liability takes the driver with up to 5000 euros in recourse.
If you want to avoid a crime, you should therefore wait at the scene of the accident until the driver of the other vehicle comes. Alternatively, the police must be informed immediately. If you don't have a cell phone, you should wait at least 30 minutes before going to the police. This records the accident and notifies the owner. (mid)