2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
After an initial grace period, the municipalities are now taking different degrees of enforcement of the environmental zone. The most common fines were imposed by Berlin.
In the environmental zones that have been in effect in Germany since the beginning of the year, bad guys have largely had free travel. They were only caught when they parked their car in an environmental zone. After an initial grace period at the beginning of the year, however, the cities have been monitoring more consistently in recent months. In the second quarter of this year, the Berlin police and the public order office imposed around 2,600 fines per month. On the other hand, badge offenders get away with it relatively unscathed in Hanover: an average of only 16 drivers per month are caught because the police have not yet been able to rely on the support of police officers during controls.
In Cologne, an average of 726 drivers are caught and punished each month.
Before the police officers issue a fine there, they first draw attention to missing badges - and at the same time offer one for sale. Anyone caught in an environmental zone without the particulate matter sticker or a special permit must expect a fine of 40 euros and one point in the Flensburg traffic offenders register. (mid)
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