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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