Road Traffic Law

Every year, millions of fixed penalty notices are issued in Germany for various motoring offences. A study has shown that 85% of all traffic-related fixed penalty notices are inaccurate. From our experience and based on these findings, it is always advisable to take action against a penalty notice.

We are available to defend you against a penalty notice.

Our team of German lawyers can advise you on a whole range of summary offences in the area of road traffic law. Call us for a free initial assessment +49 (0) 221 / 951 563 0.

To help you navigate the plethora of summary offences in the area of road traffic law we have provided an overview below. You will find summaries of the most relevant legal provisions, general information and details of who to contact.

Speeding

SpeedingHave you received a penalty notice for speeding? If so, you may be facing a fine, points or even a driving ban.

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Fixed Penalty Notices

Fixed Penalty NoticesHave you received a fixed penalty notice? Up to 85% of all penalty notices are inaccurate.


We can help you appeal against a penalty notice.

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Tailgating

TailgatingHave you received a fixed penalty notice for tailgating? We can defend you and help you to avoid fines, points or even a driving ban!

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Driving Ban

FahrverbotHave you been threatened with a driving ban or has your driving licence already been taken away? We can help you to avoid or delay a driving ban. Call us for an initial free assessment.

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Points on your licence

Points on your licenceHave you been threatened with points on your licence? Do you already have points and now worry about losing your licence? We can help you reduce the number of points on your licence. Call us for an initial free assessment.

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Running a red light

Running a red lightHave you received a fixed penalty notice for running a red light? You could be facing a fine, points or even a driving ban. Call us and we will help you find a solution.

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Court hearing

Court hearingHave you received a notice of intended prosecution? How you react to the notice could affect whether you are invited to a court hearing. We can help you fill in the reply form.

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Witness statements

Witness statementsIf you are the owner of the vehicle you may be asked to provide a witness statement. Find information here on what to include and what not to include. Caution: giving false information can be dangerous!

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Company vehicle: Witness statements

Company vehicle - Witness statementsIf you were driving a company vehicle, your employer may be required to provide a witness statement. In this case, there are a number of things you should consider.

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Vehicle log book

Vehicle log bookMaintaining a vehicle log book can be laborious and cumbersome. You can find out here when you may be forced to keep a log book and how to avoid it.

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Time limits for prosecutions

Time limits for prosecutionsLike many other crimes, summary driving offences are subject to the statute of limitations. Information on the time limit the authorities have to prosecute you and how you can use it to your advantage is available here.

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Flashed on the motorbike

Flashed on the motorbikeEven motorcycles can be caught by speeding cameras. If you have been flashed whilst riding your motorcycle, click here.

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Driving at 17Driving at 17 is a popular way for new drivers to gain experience. Details of the special rules that apply to the driver and their accompanying adult can be found here.

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Driving offences and probationary driving licences

Driving offences and probationary driving licencesIt is particularly worrying if you receive a penalty notice whilst on probation. Click here to find out what you can do if you have been flashed during your probation period.

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Suspending proceedings

Suspending proceedingsA good result for our clients is when summary proceedings are suspended. Find out how we achieve this here.

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Funding

FundingQuality legal advice does not have to be expensive! Find out here about the financial options available to you to defend your motoring case.

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Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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