The controversial new fines catalog with higher penalties for speeders is no longer used in most countries. So far, two federal states have insisted.
Since there were doubts about the legal certainty of the last change to the Road Traffic Act, which also affected the Ordinance on Fines Cataloging, the previous regulations would be applied, said the Hessian Ministry of the Interior in Wiesbaden, for example.
According to the new catalog of fines, driving licenses can be withdrawn for one month if you drive 21 kilometers per hour too quickly in urban areas or 26 km / h too quickly outside of cities. Previously, this was the case when the vehicle exceeded 31 km / h and 41 km / h outside. These rules now apply again.
The Hessian Ministry of Transport said that it was waiting “for a then hopefully error-free draft correction, which we will then take a look at in peace”. In terms of content, there is no need for changes, it is just a matter of form. The guiding principle in the amendment remains that serious traffic violations should be punished much more severely. “This is an important building block for implementing Vision Zero, a transport system that no longer claims dead and seriously injured people,” said the ministry.
Hessen follows a request from the federal government to suspend the new regulations, as the proposed driving bans are likely to be void – because of a “missing reference to the necessary legal basis”.
These states return to the old catalog
A number of other federal states have also announced that they will return to the old catalog. Here is an overview of all countries:
- Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
- Lower Saxony
- North Rhine-Westphalia
Only Bremen has not yet decided. And Thuringia sees no reason to withdraw the regulations.