Speeding tickets and traffic fines in Germany

Who is flashed in Germany, for example in speeding car, truck or motorcycle, will almost certainly within a few weeks a ticket sent to your home. Since January 2009 the fines for various traffic violations have drastically gone up. In this article you can read more about speeding tickets and traffic fines in Germany and read more below how you can object to a traffic ticket.

Traffic Violations

Regularly Dutch hurled rationed for traffic violations. The most common traffic offense in Germany made by Dutch, is speeding. Here, the driver of the car, truck or motorcycle for example, usually flashed by a speed camera. Illegal parking or red light comes on Dutch regularly. When a driver of a vehicle is detained by German police, he / she must pay a fine for the violation immediately. This can usually contact but also by means of a mobile ATM.

Level of fines in Germany

Although aware of various traffic offenses often are not as high as in the Netherlands, the cost for a traffic violation since January 1, 2009 have considerably gone up. Here is a summary of the average cost of fines for speeding in Germany:
Level of fines for driving through a red light error or parking depends on the situation. A 'normal' fine for driving through a red light can cost about 50 euros. But when there is danger or damage the fine will be higher. Illegal parking in Germany on average costs about 25 euro; but in some large cities could be fined for illegal parking of up to 60 euros. Moreover, it is true that local authorities in Germany can adjust the level of fines. In Berlin, for example, the police are working to address traffic offenders hard by handing out higher fines. Who the current amount of traffic fines in Germany want to watch, among others can visit the website verkeersboetes.webklik.nl.

Driving ban

For large traffic police can give the Dutch a driving ban in Germany. For exceeding the speed limit by 30 kilometers or more in urban areas already subject to a driving ban for one month. Drivers who do not obey the ban and held in Germany can lose their license. It is also true that the Dutch who do not pay a fine to get a driving ban of one year.

Traffic ticket pay or not pay?

Dutch who have to pay a fine for a traffic offense, would do well to do just this. Usually it is a fine example for speeding less than a penalty in the Netherlands, while it is true that the German and Dutch police work closely together; you're so good to find. There are a number of ways to be able to get out of a fine:
  • Demur
  • React with a letter, asking for explanations in the Dutch language in your fine
  • Explain that you are not the person in the picture accompanying the fine
In the latter case: in Germany, the driver of a car, truck or motorcycle a photo when it is flashed. This is added to the fine.

How do you pay a traffic fine from Germany?

In many cases, traffic offenders receive a payment slip sent home indicating the amount of the fine. For a minor traffic offense sent a Verwarnung ', a' Bußgeld 'sent to a medium-heavy offense. Drivers who find the ticket in the mail they can pay it quickly; in a subsequent letter, the penalty will be much higher. The amount of the fine thus rises quickly when a fine is not paid or late. In a medium heavy offense is sometimes necessary to return a form to the German police containing personal data; only there will be a penalty to be sent afterwards. The traffic fines can be paid via a bank transfer to the bank. To do this you need a special code; This is usually at the bottom of the check or in the letter.

Appealing a ticket from Germany

To object to a traffic ticket you should be within two weeks of receiving the traffic fine lodge an objection. The objection must be substantiated with hard evidence. If you have no hard evidence for the complaint it is best to just simply pay the fine. Incidentally, it is possible to apply to the ANWB support such objection or legal aid.
Comments (63)
19-02-2018

Thank you, very clearly in the explanation.

19-02-2018

Does anyone know what it will cost if you are stopped in Germany with an expired license? I've always looked at the date on the front of the license and did not see that on the back of certain categories of other maturities were ??

19-02-2018

I have just been fined for speeding in Germany but I lost the paper where the money was to be transferred to. Is it possible to find out the address so I can contact this agency to pay the fine yet?

20-02-2018

My question is, my 18 year old son rode to duitsland.daar was an overall control, my son had urine inspected, it now appears that two days ago here he had smoked a joint in Netherlands, there were still traces found back in evolutionary timescales urine, and had to pay a fine equal to 600 euro.ik find this amount ridiculous, how can I check if that amount or visit is.had like to receive a message back

20-02-2018

Yesterday I received a German fine. I was on 11 April 9 km have ridden hard in Cologne. But that can not, I have not been there at that date, and neither does anyone else with my car! What should I do with this? The surrender of the fine is only 15 ?? - so which I will pay, but what if there was a much higher ticket is caused by someone who runs my license plate?

20-02-2018

Dear people do not complain you were caught in belgium than had you not even geklaagt now, they're really soepel.Als your 30 kilometer drive too fast in built-up areas should be ashamed just broken and you're fine if you betalen.En 30 kilo meters to drive fast on the highway you should be glad that you controbutie for racing as well buy remember that you're in Netherlands already above the 40 km too hard, as the cap wrong state of the agent you the right to come or your vehicle inleveren.Dan can get there just here to Stavel gehouden.Face it, everyone driving sometimes too hard, and everyone has a human reason.

21-02-2018

02/13/2015 geflits with laser measurement with beautiful photographs and an information about the cost of the fine is boete.Deze ?? 70.00 euro + ?? 27.95 euro charge fee for these fine stems from 21 km / h too fast outside built kom.In table should I get fined ?? 40.00 euros, so this table is faulty

21-02-2018

In Germany, I became geflits but sheep at the police station filled the wrong name of the vehicle stood Opel and Ford ZYN which ZYN. Hitler states with the necessary charade anyway but paid but the best part of this story that stood guard with laser equipment in the bushes. Whilst when I was standing geflits who pee in a hedge which allowed by the police all citizens to pay a large muffs gang is

21-02-2018

Until a few years ago and still CJIB takes no fines from abroad as the fine under the ?? 70 - lies. So just ignore letters from abroad and assume a registered letter. Only when you get a letter from the CJIB you can pay the most but equal.

21-02-2018

Hello, I have unfortunately driven too hard, 44 km from Bielefeld. Now I have a fine, one month driving ban and two penalty points. In the German text of the letter is that I have to send my driver's license and is in Dutch Appendix to sending a copy is sufficient. Now I had already sent a copy of my license because I had to prove that I was the driver and not my husband, as the vehicle in the name of my husband stands. After receiving the actual fine, I once again a copy of my driver's license to them mailed. I got here and learned that sometimes you have to go to an office to be signed to the ban on your drivers license. Du I can not figure out where it is and the fact that I want to quickly get in the ban go I want to know what I should do to make it go driving ban

22-02-2018

Hello I got a letter from Germany that I've driven too hard, where you can drive 100 is driven 122.Auto is certain in my name but my son has committed the offense, what is the best thing to do form filling or wait? Photo of my son is on the letter, and how much is the ticket? Can you inform me of what things and how to handelen.Met best regards.

22-02-2018

My son is in Germany bekeurt for speeding, 64 km. Too hard on rural roads. According to your statement, this would amount to 275 +/- ??. But now get fined ?? in 1050, arguing that the German police no 4 points deduction and no license suspension can claim a Dutch driving license and regular penalty is therefore doubled, I indicated to put the license in person along so that the fine will be normal height would get. Apparently this will put the German judiciary in confusion and is waiting two weeks uitsluitsel.Kan this just? You have experience with this?

22-02-2018

On holiday with the caravan on the way back in Germany I caught up on a road that was not allowed. The police stopped me I got to 90 euro fine. 3a4 weeks after I received a registered letter with that of payment card of 98.50 euros on top of the first fine can you tell me what this is, and what I should do?

22-02-2018

How long remains an unanswered letter registered if you drove a response from Who. do not send back? They are indeed not sent by registered mail. Who says you need a letter gehad.In Netherlands I have heard is that one year.

23-02-2018

Fine receiving 14km / h too fast 25euro, fine incl. Photo and giro payment slip, I can do just on the bus and ready?

23-02-2018

2mnd ago flashed, drove 92 70 where you might receive a letter within the city according mij.Heb with some questions for me to answer. Now I can do a little German but this is me anything technical. Also, if I cost not answered the questions this 1.000.- me when I read it. Do not hope that this is fine. We drove 3 of us in a row, the other two had a letter with payment slip with an average fine of 30, -. I hope that mine will not be much higher. I also drove a company car, I do not know whether this has implications regarding answering the questions. Also, the picture is very unclear with the interior for mn gezicht.Meer experiences with leasing cars and a questionnaire without giro? And the objection that can also e-mail? MvgChris

23-02-2018

Flashed with 171km / h where 130km / h is permitted in Boppard. I was indeed nice in the picture, mind you :) But those amounts are correct above for no meter.Ik first received a vague letter inside with pictures, not respond. The giro came two weeks later fined 210EUR + 20EUR admin costs. 41km / h too fast on the highway so cost 230EUR. Have paid him nicely.

24-02-2018

I also flashed, I received a letter home with pictures and, well then of course I could not but admit that I had driven. It was after roadworks on the highway when I missed a board of 80, was very clear. Now get a penalty from inside ?? 1105.00 and total costs over come his way ?? 60.05 ?? together so ?? 1165.05. Das very much considering the amount I've seen above? Whoever has once had and what can I do to get out there anyway drag that I have to pay less. Married I rode 146 where 80 were allowed.

24-02-2018

Driving too fast in Germany, where 102 km driven 80 km. is permitted. According to the site will cost the offense ?? 40.00. Are these rates yet? They are raised and how much?

24-02-2018

Was today detained 27 km too hard in the village had to pay 95 euro deposit. My question is, is there a legal penalty on top of it is here dealt with? I heard the policeman say anything about 800 euro may also be that he meant between 80 and 100 euros

25-02-2018

Today I got the expected German envelope in the bus because I have a couple of weeks ago, flashed in Germany. Trier to be exact. The highway will turn into a turnpike. there you may 100. no problem. However, after about 20 min drive 100 I was already two times over an end plate 70 while driving I honestly never seen a board beginning 70. with that I realize I'm fired, with 100 so! if I had known you since 70 if I had this done fairly. but ich hab das never gewuscht ?? now I must also first send the contact form. As far as I was I did. but at the attached picture my head is difficult to see. my right eye sits behind the mirror, and I have my hand over my mouth ?? I can bring some here. or will I'll just pay? frankly I think it's not fair. I'm there flashed in the darkness, and light snowfall so very focused on the road and have so really not seen 70 boards.

25-02-2018

Just in Germany on the job wyler flashed. Just sign here is not speed! Does anyone know if I can make an objection here when I get home fine?

25-02-2018

I drove through a red light to make room for seven police vehicles with blue lights and sirens which I saw coming behind me. When I was a piece of the left lane to the middle row I was geflits. I'm afraid that I get a fine where I actually can not do anything because I wanted to make room for those police cars. What should I do so as the ticket is?

25-02-2018

Have three months ago driven Cochum. When I went to one B & B I was driving was stopped by a check. Lap, too much to drink 1.55promile. One month license lost, I mean it back, but now you get a penalty of 3200 ??. I would not hesitate to pay a fine, but I do think there is something about it, what can I do, because it did not pay

26-02-2018

I had to send my driver's license and pay a fine. I have sent my license and now received again! Fine but I have not paid and still hear nothing of it. Soon I must fly via Germany, which would be a problem? At the airport? Anyone have experience with this?

27-02-2018

Yesterday, 21-10-2012, I'm with a laser controlled in such a three-lane from the A31 towards Enschede, close to the Dutch border. I drove 123 where I was 100. Cost me 30 Euro, but had to pay cash. He says to me too I was lucky, because if I had driven 125 it would have cost me 100 euros. The only strange, I found that they are not legitimized. But both Dutch and Germans were arrested. 've Been given a receipt and proof of payment. I also wanted to say too much because it was so in Germany, and I had only a driver's license with me, and no passport. There, they asked not after, nor are the papers of the car. But hey, for this price I do not want to complain too much, because I was wrong.

27-02-2018

In Berlin road parked on the wrong side of second direction, so basically with the nose wrong way, there is no problem, so there'll get fined 15 euros. Whether she send? However raar.Dit can surely just according to me! Or I run out?

28-02-2018

I got a letter that I must fill in, but what? I can understand a little German but still nothing of it. So I have what I understand from the police will tell who has ridden at the time of the speeding offense. It says that there are 122 km on the clock in a place where you can just 100. But I did not drive but my husband. What should I do now? See everywhere on the net all different stories. They still send a giro and why do they do so with this picture and all, I do not understand any of this. Can anyone help me?

28-02-2018

I got a letter that I must fill in, but what? I can understand a little German but still nothing of it. So I have what I understand from the police in Kassel will tell who has ridden at the time of the speeding offense. It says that there are 122 km on the clock in a place where you can just 100. But I did not drive but my husband. What should I do now? See everywhere on the net all different stories. They still send a giro and why do they do so with this picture and all, I do not understand any of this. Can anyone help me?

28-02-2018

This fine table is indeed very outdated! Few weeks ago geflits 176 100 where you could. First received a letter with which I had to give up the driver. Which I kind of ignored. Some weeks later had a registered letter. With fines of 1263, 50 euros and license suspension of three months and 4 points. So the speeding ticket in Germany have also gone up alarmingly.

29-02-2018

On 18-05-2012 I drove too fast in Germany. After adjustment 59 km too hard. There was suddenly a sign above the road with up to 60 km per hour. After maybe 200 meters after the sign already flashed. It is normal that you are so quickly after a board already geflits and what can be the result for me. I like to hear from someone. Thanks in advance.

29-02-2018

You write that there the penalty is sent to the photo. Now I just received the photo with whether I'm the driver. There was no penalty / giro or similar to. What is sensible to do? I read viz. On other sites that the justice of Germany must first prove that I'm the driver. NB: I drive a lease car.

29-02-2018

My question is: Are the autobahn flashed with 170km which 100km is permitted. Do I get a license suspension for Germany?

29-02-2018

My question is: Are the fines sent by registered mail from Germany or get just a acp.giro on the bus?

30-02-2018

Current fines in Germany: http://www.schadenfixblog.de/bussgeldkatalog_2012.php

30-02-2018

I am in the urban area flashed with 34km to hard drive from one ma, what will it cost?

30-02-2018

I get a letter in which she ?? 72.18 recover from a debt collection department Jura! vooreen traffic offense in Germany. Is it normal that a direct debit from my Posterholts fine may collect and not CJIB? Because they may do so only from ?? 70. And the claim is ?? 36 of the kreis Aachen. Can someone give me an answer regarding the Dutch legislation? What is my duty / right?

31-02-2018

Drove to Kleve just across the border at Nijmegen on a provincial road where 70 is permitted, however, these roads run suddenly by village kreis and suddenly 50 nurses light let your car uitrijdenwat happened to me, I will be 66 flashed by a mobile brigade, so 16 km too hard! question is still something corrected, and what costs with that in 2012 ...

31-02-2018

On 7-10-2011 flashed with 102 which you could 80 on the highway. The fine amounts to 70.00 + 20.00 + ausslagen Gebühr verwaltung of 3:50 is totally 93.50! The table above is no longer actueel.Tevens I advised by many people first requested a Dutch translation in the hope that they are not in the set Time would react. Alas ... two days later headed in a Dutch translation on the doormat :(

01-03-2018

Have just received a letter that I've driven 40 km to hard at road works in Germany ... I understand more or less that I have to come ?! Can someone tell me what the consequences could be because there is no amount is listed ?!

01-03-2018

Reaction to Nico. I've had the same last summer when I was on my way to Hungary. At Frankfurt, I was also in a "geschlossener Ortschaften" flashed. This means that you are close to a (large) city where you are on this stretch of the highway speed limit is often 100 km per hour geldt.Maar indeed this table should be removed quickly, because there really is nothing quite beats it. The fine is in fact a total of 506.80 euros. My speed measured was corrected 152, so 52 kph too fast. Still scared pretty

01-03-2018

The table that you use no longer completely true. I drove near Kassel opp the 44. That's a six-lane highway. As far as I know there is no limit. I arrive at a valley bridge, immediately I see a board of 80, and a flash unit. I drove 62 km to hard after correction. Today I got the Bon ?? 962.80! and four points on the driving license. I therefore like to change your table ...

01-03-2018

The fines have been in Germany for quite elevated, but according to Dutch standards'm still betaalbaar.Ikzelf flashed in urban areas within a 30km zone, net 66 km drove 36km to so snel.Dit joke cost me 184 euros and one month driving ban, and ban you must register with the relevant authority within four months, where you ask the ticket of kreeg.Ze to send your license registration, they will send it back, but it will last or two weeks before you get it back at home , better tip is to gaan.Je personally along kontact can call the person listed on the letters is to make an appointment to register to come along, they will then your license and you must sign some paperwork that you your license back again genomen.Neem have someone with you who can drive back, because you can leave the driving ban immediately ingaan.Als you've done that and it has been paid, then you have fulfilled your obligations, and of course one month not drive for Duitsland.Succes one who'll see it too.

01-03-2018

Dear friends, look out - this site resp. the amount of the fines is heavily outdated. Example 27/07/2011 Accommodation in Cologne: 29km to hard outside the village -> 80 Euro and 50 Euro NO. In addition, 20 Euro and 4.60 Euro Auslagen Gebühr - whatever that may be: short, 29km of running in Cologne 104.60 Euro! And three points in Flensburg - as well as Dutch. Be warned.

01-03-2018

Received today have a penalty of 10 EUR due within 7 km to drive the car hard outside urban areas. I just paid the fine through the ING / Giro because I knew I had driven too hard. Do with that kind of money, therefore no effort to pay.

01-03-2018

I also received a fine, payable immediately in Germany. Now I get sent back a form I get back 111 euros with a bank transfer. I must return it with my bank details?

01-03-2018

Dear Sir / Madam De Ruyter, on roads is doubly careful! Many of these roads run through rural areas, unchanged, through villages, hamlets and towns where there is a different speed. This is not always indicated by means of a plate for maximum speed. You pass a sign at the city limits and there should be passen.Het to your speed is perhaps somewhat "verneukeratief" but it is quite simply a matter of opletten.Ik wish you much pleasure in future visits to Germany.

01-03-2018

In August 2010, I was sentenced to a fine of 10 euro rate close to 6 km to Cologne because I was driving fast. Because I'm quite practically minded I thought what a nonsense to try to collect 10 euros while it costs at least 25 euros to therefore decided to innen.Ik not betalen.Ik summonses was followed by a registered letter on November 1, 2010. This registered letter I refused and then it will return to sender. I then gave up four reminders and the fine was now pretty opgelopen.In April 2011 I a debt collection agency in the Netherlands was approximately 140 euros to make the request I emailed the incasoburo Kreis Düren I did not know as a supplier, and requested a duplicate invoice. A day later notified the collection agency that the claim by the Kreis Düren was so ingetrokken.Mijn advice: DO NOT PAY JUST!

01-03-2018

I have received a fine of 518 euros. I do only what is in the letter. I let them know by email that I want to explain in English because I do nothing van.Er is something that I've driven 51 km to hard where I was 100. In itself, this could well be, and I therefore do not deny. But how on earth did not they come to this sanction is clear to me when I look fine table above. It also says something about "geschlossene Ortschaft" What does this mean? by google translate I get something from closed city as a result? However, I only drove on highways? Who can / will help me?

01-03-2018

Conforms to the above list, four weeks after being flashed in Germany neatly ticket from relevant '' Kreis' Direct the amount and payment slip attached to it ontvangen.Geen letter in which I must admit that I am the driver on the attached picture, directly boetebedrag.17 k / m too hard on rural roads ?? = 30, -

01-03-2018

Last year I received a fine of 10 euros for 6km speeding. I received for this offense and near Aachen, a few reminders to registered reminder which I declined. After that I have between Christmas and Nieuwjaaar 2 notices received, but nothing done Run, and so far successfully, I hear from our German friends, nothing more!

01-03-2018

Okay this table is not correct as all previous comments indicate. since I was a little bit of German, a table here who unfortunately knocks it in German. 1st table is within the beboude bowl and the 2nd table to come off the beboude, success with it.

01-03-2018

I am with 49km flashed too hard at road works in Germany, does anyone know what the consequences are for me?

01-03-2018

The cost for an offense actually not correct. I drove 13 kilometers corrected too hard, but have to pay 80 euros! And the penalty is three months after the offense in, and at the time of receipt of the payment slip, there are already two of the four weeks for payment has passed! Tasty useful! Anyway, not speeding so.

01-03-2018

This article is not right, the fines for speeding are much higher than stated here, eg '' more like 70, "does not cost 425 euros but will cost you 680 euros for a moment..

01-03-2018

I'm with the truck 32km to drive fast through the urban area knows someone tell me what the consequences are.

01-03-2018

We were also recently geflits on a country road, where you apparently only 50 km / h allowed. We drove 76km / h and liable to a penalty of EUR 123.50. We'll pay, but does not feel good because I drove more than neat for my feeling with 76 km / h on a road proviciale. Will not for the fun of going to Germany.

01-03-2018

I got a letter for speeding in Germany, completed the letter and sent back. Now just afwatchen for the fine, but I've also heard that I can come to court, that may be true?

01-03-2018

In Germany I have fallen into the skid on a two-lane back road, ended up in the ditch and no other road users harmed. The German police has to pay me fined 35 Euros locally. Original receipt received and paid. Is this the usual course of affairs?

01-03-2018

Well just got my summons within 25 km that hard is not as above 50 euros but 70 penalty money and still there bebuhr of 20 and another 4.80 settlement so totally 94.80euro. Nasty setback as you read above 50 euro!

01-03-2018

I drove the car from a friend in March 2010, this car was in the name of his former employer. Now he has received a letter in which he must fill in a form with the name of the bstuurder. We have not received any picture and any fine, we drove to Oberhausen and afterwards I heard that you are there only 100 k / mph can drive, so we are flashed with 183 k / mph. Does anyone know what the consequences are?

01-03-2018

On Sunday there is a driving ban for trucks, provided that it is a Sunday license is present or when transporting fruit, vegetables or meat. Flowers and plants does not belong only here,provided there are vegetable and / or fruit is recharged. This has been discharged and you want to go home then you may like to drive home, provided there is a stamp of losadres.Het ban on Saturday apply from 1 July to 31 August from 7:00 am to 20:00 pm except holidays on Saturday drop, then apply it as a Sunday driving ban. The Sunday driving ban from 00.00 to 22.00. On the following site you can find everything about the ban in Germany: http://www.feiertage-newsletter.de/fahrverbot.html

01-03-2018

When the sailing ban heavy goods vehicles actually do in Germany were on Saturday and Sunday. In particular, I am unclear on Saturday. How exactly?