License Plate Code D
Max Height 4M
Max Width 2.55M (Fridges 2.6M)
Max Length Arctic - 16.5M
Road Train - 18.75M
Car Transporter 20.75M
Max Weight Arctic 40000kg
Road Train - 44000kg
Road Authority BAG
HGV Toll TollCollect
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.

Purchase German Emissions Sticker

Winter Driving

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:

Winter Driving

Snow chains must be carried during winter months - when the snow chains are fitted the speed limit is reduced to 50km/h.

Driving Restrictions

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.

Required Equipment

  • Reflective jacket
  • First-aid kit
  • Warning triangle