Traffic Regulations in Germany

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Speed limits in Germany

Mandatory vehicle equipment in Germany

High visibility jacket High Visibility Jacket  Mandatory use of high visibility jacket when leaving the vehicle during accident or breakdown by all passengers and driver
First aid kit First Aid Kit  Required
Warning triangle Warning triangle  Required
Fire extinguisher Fire extinguisher  Not required
Min tire tread depth Minimum tire tread depth  Summer tires (1,6mm), Winter tires (4mm)
Winter tires Winter tires  Mandatory during winter months (no special dates - depands on road conditions)
Snow chains Snow chains  Tire chain usage is permitted for hazardous weather only, but may not damage the road surface
Vehicle with trailer Vehicle with trailer  Extra side mirrors when width of trailer is higher than vehicle. Extra warning triangle

Emission Class Sticker

Emission Class Sticker

Emission class sticker needed to drive into city centers


Spare light bulbs Spare light bulbs  No regulations
Spare wheel Spare wheel  No regulations
Towing rope Towing rope  No regulations

Other regulations for drivers in Germany

Alcohol level Maximum permissible
blood alcohol level
0,5‰; novices (driver licence less than 2 years) and drivers age below 21 limit is 0‰ 
Use of day lights Use of day driving lights  No regulations
Use of safety belts Use of safety belts  Required
Wild camping Wild camping outside campsites  Allowed for one night on streets and parkings. Not allowed in the area of national parks and protected natural areas

Road tools and charges in Germany

  • No vignette
  • Special tolls for tunnels, bridges, city tolls

Emergency telephone numbers in Germany

European emergency number 112
Roadside assistance 01802 22 22 22

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In case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. CampRest is not responsible for the consequences of use of the information contained above.



2020.02.18 10:21
Most sincere greetings ! With high Respect to Germany traffic safety on the highroads! I am an ordinary driver out of my experience I would like to share certain researches conclusions that I believe would help securitu on motorroads! I found out for myself that there is a serious “LIE” that most of the drivers uncosiosly believe and act on it which coses car accidents on the highways due to lack of sleep! This lie cosed many to fool themselves to the point of unwillinglu comiting -so to say suicide without knowing! Or what will happen NEXT! Please take a NOTE to what I will reveal ! IT IS NOT THAT MAN CONTROLES THE BODY -THE BODY SWITCHES OFF THE MAN! COMPLETELY... When it is very tired -excosted it hase dominion over the Man and it’s conciousnes and COMPLETELY switches of the Man as a being! This is the body sends the man in sleep! And it is not othervise!!! People think that “They are the ones that will tell the body when it goes to sleep” So now it is not time for that ! I will by The “Power of my Will” keep the body not to sleep! And this is where they mistake! And to test themselves when this time of the body switchim them off is close they can do this simple test! With Attention to : slowly but also not very ... to turn the head with the eyes left and put it back on the road with the eyes looking in front! If the picture they are looking in front is unstable -so to say, moving left, right, up and down and needs several seconds to stabilise this is alarming sign to stop the driving and park!!! Also another important Note is that if the man is very exosted or lack sleep -drinking coffee will not help him being more conscious but at the opposite it will worsen his ability to drive! This will actually make the man very dizzy!!! Very , very dizzy!!! He wil have problems with the centar of mantaining balance in the brain!!! Sincerelly a driver from Skopje, NR of Macedonia! Mr. Nikola Kovachev -a driver since 1993!