The German rules of the road that are hard to get your head around
FOR MEMBERS

The German rules of the road that are hard to get your head around

Driving on German roads can be fun, or terrifying, depending on your level of experience. But it is important to be aware that there are some subtle differences here to the rules in other countries. Here’s what you need to know.

Who are the worst drivers in Europe?

Who are the worst drivers in Europe?

Child caught ploughing snow with excavator

Child caught ploughing snow with excavator

Germany orders drivers to slow down on Autobahns over fears roads will ‘blow up’ in heat

Germany orders drivers to slow down on Autobahns over fears roads will ‘blow up’ in heat

How our readers feel about imposing a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

How our readers feel about imposing a speed limit on Germany’s Autobahn

Eleven motorcyclists killed on German roads over long weekend

Eleven motorcyclists killed on German roads over long weekend

Are Germany’s autobahns really the safest highways in the world?

Are Germany’s autobahns really the safest highways in the world?

Balloons and spray cream: nationwide campaign launched against illegal parking

Balloons and spray cream: nationwide campaign launched against illegal parking

Two deadly accidents mark start of motorbike season

Two deadly accidents mark start of motorbike season

Thick snowfall brings severe travel restrictions to Hamburg

Thick snowfall brings severe travel restrictions to Hamburg

Berlin’s emergency services warn of danger of icy roads and pavements

Berlin’s emergency services warn of danger of icy roads and pavements

Police call drivers to caution as thick snow falls in western Germany

Police call drivers to caution as thick snow falls in western Germany

Fears for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Fears for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Wrap on the knuckles: the curious way Stuttgarters are deterring selfish parking

Wrap on the knuckles: the curious way Stuttgarters are deterring selfish parking

Germany tightens road laws in response to reckless and selfish driving

Germany tightens road laws in response to reckless and selfish driving

Street racers arrested for murder after pedestrian killed crossing road

Street racers arrested for murder after pedestrian killed crossing road

Road deaths fall to lowest level in 60 years, but thousands still dying

Road deaths fall to lowest level in 60 years, but thousands still dying

Germany’s first ‘intelligent’ bridge to open in Nuremberg

Germany’s first ‘intelligent’ bridge to open in Nuremberg

City installs floor traffic lights for smartphone addicts

City installs floor traffic lights for smartphone addicts

Eight things you never knew about the German Autobahn
FOR MEMBERS

Eight things you never knew about the German Autobahn

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Traffic deaths rise in first half of 2015

Traffic deaths rise in first half of 2015

Govt turns to Dark Side to enforce bike safety

Govt turns to Dark Side to enforce bike safety

Police on nationwide hunt for speeders

Police on nationwide hunt for speeders

Bundestag passes ‘foreigner toll’ for roads

Bundestag passes ‘foreigner toll’ for roads

Coalition agrees final road toll changes

Coalition agrees final road toll changes

‘Speeding’ emergency doctor can drive again

‘Speeding’ emergency doctor can drive again

Arsonist trucker jailed for €3.5m revenge rampage

Arsonist trucker jailed for €3.5m revenge rampage

‘Street Pong’ peps up traffic light wait

‘Street Pong’ peps up traffic light wait

Couple awake to flaming lorry in the house

Couple awake to flaming lorry in the house

CDU-CSU strife grows over road toll plans

CDU-CSU strife grows over road toll plans

Warning system planned against ‘ghost drivers’

Warning system planned against ‘ghost drivers’

Who should pay for Germany’s roads?

Who should pay for Germany’s roads?

Cops ‘arrest mystery autobahn shooter’

Cops ‘arrest mystery autobahn shooter’

Road fatalities up – eleven die each day

Road fatalities up – eleven die each day

Germans rage against the road works

Germans rage against the road works

Greens to limit autobahn speed and replace car tax with road toll

Greens to limit autobahn speed and replace car tax with road toll

Police seize ‘ancient’ bus after 1.8 million kilometres

Police seize ‘ancient’ bus after 1.8 million kilometres

Environment agency backs national road tolls

Environment agency backs national road tolls

Avalanche danger closes Bavarian roads

Avalanche danger closes Bavarian roads

Porsche test driver dies in autobahn crash

Porsche test driver dies in autobahn crash