2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The performance of the German national soccer team may soon lead to spontaneous car corsions again. Although it is forbidden to drive around uselessly in built-up areas, law enforcement officers usually don't just turn a blind eye.
At weddings and soccer world championships, German drivers like to express their joy by driving in columns. But is that even legally allowed? Strictly speaking, a parade should be registered as an event, explains traffic lawyer and lawyer Christian Demuth. As a rule, however, a parade is not registered and each participant must be responsible for himself.
Honking the horn can result in a fine
Theoretically, unnecessary driving back and forth in a built-up area is prohibited and can be punished with a fine of 20 euros. The obligatory horn can also be punished with a fine, but the police usually turn a blind eye.
On the other hand, flags and scarves are officially allowed, provided they do not impair the view or endanger passers-by. However, all parade participants should refrain from leaning out of the window. If the distance to the vehicle in front is too short, the risk of an accident increases and should be avoided. (mid)