Drive in Germany
Here are the practical info, and everything you need to know, to drive in Germany without problems.
As always, it is recommended to follow some basic and universal rules.
Always respect speed limits. The checks are frequent throughout the road and motorway network. A fundamental principle for safety and, also, for your pockets; avoid heavy fines. You can pay the fines directly on the spot.
If you have drunk alcohol, DO NOT DRIVING. For no reason.
In the event of an accident, YOU MUST ALWAYS STOP and provide assistance; it is important, however, not to hinder circulation. It should also be remembered that it is COMPULSORY to provide their personal details.
BASIC RULES TO DRIVE IN GERMANY
In Germany you drive to the right and overtake on the left. Always respect the safety distance.
It is always necessary to give priority to pedestrians who cross or are about to cross a road; even if there are no pedestrian crossings on the ground.
The infrastructures are particularly efficient. The network is highly modern and efficient. The motorway is also free for cars, motorcycles and vehicles weighing less than 12 tons
DOCUMENTS TO DRIVE IN GERMANY
Driving license, registration certificate and valid insurance certificate. If you are driving a vehicle that is not your own, we recommend that you take a DELEGATION TO CONDUCT. This is a delegation of the vehicle owner with an authenticated signature. It is not mandatory.
The seat belts must be fastened on all seats, front and rear. It is advisable, but not mandatory, to have a triangle, first aid kit and spare light bulbs kit.
In winter, tires must be secured to the chains in the event of ice or snow. They must also be appropriate for the season of use.
ROADS AND SIGNS
The letter A, followed by the numbers, indicates that one is in the presence of one Autobahn, that is, a motorway.
The highway signs have white characters on BLUE BACKGROUND.
The network covers about 13000 km, and a total of 138 Autostrade. This makes it one of the longest in the world, after the US network of Interstate Highway, and the Chinese National Trunk Highway System (NTHS).
Characteristic of the Autobahn is the obligatory presence of two carriageways, separated by a traffic divider. The network is modern and highly efficient.
The Bundesfernstraße they are the long-distance federal roads, which cross the whole territory. To them belong the Highway, that is, the normal federal roads.
Federal roads are very similar to highways. They may not have a dual carriageway with a traffic divider and sometimes they cross the inhabited centers.
State and extra-urban roads are marked by a yellow and black background sign. Urban routes, on the other hand, are indicated by signs with a white background and black characters.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limits are as follows:
50 km/h in population centers
100 km/h outside population centers
130 km/h on urban highways and dual carriageways by carriageway, and motorway.
DRIVE IN GERMANY WITH CHILDREN
All children up to 12 years, or less than 150cm, must travel by car only if they are secured with seats that are suitable for their weight, approved in compliance with the minimum safety requirements, stability by law.