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Far more driving bans in Berlin since April
Since the tightened catalogue of fines first came into force at the end of April, significantly more driving bans have been imposed on motorists in Berlin.
From 1 May to 30 June 2020, there were 3238 bans, according to a police spokeswoman. In the same period in 2019, the number was 2674 driving bans. This is an increase of 21 percent. The "Berliner Morgenpost" had previously reported on this. The new regulations in the Road Traffic Regulations (STVO) had come into force on 28 April. Driving bans were provided for in built-up areas as soon as speeding exceeded 21 kilometres per hour and 26 kilometres per hour outside built-up areas.
However, the controversial new list of fines has since been repealed in Berlin and other federal states. The reason for this is a formal error. According to the Senate, ongoing fine proceedings will be dealt with under the old law for the time being, so the harsher penalties are currently no longer valid.
| Last edited: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 08:33 Uhr