|License Plate Code||D|
|Max Width||2.55M (Fridges 2.6M)|
Arctic - 16.5M |
Road Train - 18.75M
Car Transporter 20.75M
Arctic 40000kg |
Road Train - 44000kg
|Toll Box Identification||Germany Toll Box|
Also known as Deutschland in the local language.
Vehicles Less Than 3500kg
Cars, Motorbikes etc...
City Centre Driving
When driving in some german city centres, it’s a legal requirement for cars to feature emissions stickers (Umweltplakette) for entering the country’s major cities which detail their emissions standard.
These stickers are being used to improve air quality in so-called environmental zones, which restrict access to certain areas of city centres depending on a vehicle’s emissions standard.
The use of winter tyres on snow or ice covered roads is mandatory in Germany. €60 fine for unsuitable tires; €80 fine for causing obstruction of traffic due to unsuitable tires; €100 fine for causing hazardous situation due to unsuitable tires; €120 fine for causing an accident due to unsuitable tires.
Vehicles More Than 7500kg
LGV, HGV, Trucks etc...
Germany's LKW-MAUT (Lorry Toll) is a government tax for trucks based on the distance driven in kilometres, number of axles and the emission category of the vehicle. The MAUT system is a GPS-based toll system, there are no toll booths or plazas on the highways instead this system works via the following methods:
- On Board Unit
- Manual Payment Terminals (at Gas/Petrol Stations along major motorways)
- TollCollect App
Snow chains must be carried during winter months - when the snow chains are fitted the speed limit is reduced to 50km/h.
Driving ban enforced from Saturday 22.00 until Sunday 22.00 and on Public Holidays from 00.00 to 22.00 for vehicles over 7500kg gvw.
- Reflective jacket
- First-aid kit
- Warning triangle