Traffic light for no parking: Here’s what drivers need to know about stock

Motorists should pay attention to the position of the white arrows. No parking is not always the same as no parking.

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  • toDominic Jan


Traffic ‘stop’ sign: Arrows are especially important – but drivers may be allowed to park where there is an absolute no-stop zone.

Road traffic laws often have many unanswered questions for motorists. There are different regulations for bike paths. Even with the “Anlieger Frei” sign, it is not always clear who is allowed to drive here. The situation is similar with the traffic light No parking. The position of the white arrows is not completely unimportant.

loud important German Automobile Club (ADAC) As well as the legal definition between stopping and standing. Article 12, Clause 2 of the StVO states: “If you leave your vehicle or stop for more than three minutes, you are stopping.”. To keep her saying that “Intentional break in travel that was not caused by a traffic situation or an order”.

No parking and absolute restrictions: signs

According to the law, this also defines that parking is always prohibited if a stop is not permitted. A distinction is now made between restricted and absolute parking restrictions. The restrictive stop ban still allows stopping up to a certain limit – no more than three minutes. However, drivers are not allowed to leave their vehicle.

A round sign with a blue background, a red border and a red line running diagonally from top left to bottom right represents a restricted parking. If there are two crossing lines, this is an absolute prohibition of stopping – and no stopping. Then there are always little white arrows.

Motorists should look closely at non-stop signs

No stop signs according to ADAC “Always only on the side of the street where the signs are placed”. Ban begins where the mark and . are “Extends to the next crossing or intersection”. However, drivers should always pay attention to the presence of white arrows on the traffic sign.

This means that there is always a limit to the ban on stopping. White arrows are found on the shields with a blue background and a red border at the top or bottom.

No stop signs: white arrows at the top or bottom

If motorists see the white arrow on a no-parking sign at the top, indicating the direction of the road, then according to the ADAC, this indicates Start of a no-parking zone. goes on to say: “If the arrow is attached to the bottom edge of a traffic light and points away from the road, this marks the end of the no-stop zone.”.

Two arrows on the sign: The following sign – No parking or parking before or after the sign.

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For the area between these signs, a parking ban applies to motorists. If traffic signs indicate a restricted parking area, short stops are permitted. A special feature: if there are two arrows on the sign, then according to experts it is a follow-up sign. Therefore, it is not permissible to stand or stand behind or in front of the banner.

Stopping in an absolute no-stop zone: drivers should pay attention to additional signs

It is not uncommon for no-parking signs to come with additional signs. These are the times when this request is valid. Outside of these periods, even parking is permitted in the absolute no-stop zone. A quick overview of some parking violations and fines*:

violations Fine (€) and points
Ignore the parking ban \ t 25
– more than an hour 40
– More than an hour with a disability 50
Parked in the second row 55
– People with disabilities 80 and points
– in danger 90 and points
– With property damage 110 and points
Longer than 15 minutes 85
parked in the fire department corridor \ t 55
– The obstruction of an emergency vehicle at work 100 and points
illegally parked on the sidewalk and bicycle path \ t 55
– People with disabilities 70 and points
– in danger 80 and points

* Information provided by ADAC

Stop-and-park penalties are getting really expensive for drivers. You should definitely save yourself these fines. According to an ADAC report, ignore parking restrictions “One of the most common traffic violations” is that the standard rates of fines have only recently increased.

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