Why do we use stop signs

Catalog of fines Driving over the stop sign: What is the impending fine?

In a nutshell: What to do if there is a stop sign

What does a stop sign mean?

If there is a stop sign, you must stop and give way.

Where do you have to stop at a stop sign?

If there is a stop sign with a stop line, stop at the stop line.

Where do you have to stop if there is no stop line?

If there is a stop sign without a stop line, stop at the line of sight.

Fines - run over stop sign

Drive over the stop sign10 €
... and other road users at risk70 €1
... and caused an accident85 €

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Traffic sign: Stop - give way!

Stop signs are at intersections and junctionsthat are generally considered more dangerous because, for example, in these places more frequent accidents occurred to have.

According to the catalog of fines, incorrect behavior at the stop sign is not only punished with a fine, but in some cases is also punished with points in Flensburg.

In the following we will inform you about the correct behavior at the stop sign and what fines and points you can expect according to the table of fines if, for example, you drive over a stop sign or ignore a stop sign.

How to behave correctly at the stop sign

Basically, the first rule is that every vehicle at an intersection or fatigue stop at a stop sign and give way got to.

  • Stop sign with stop line:
    If there is a stop sign with a stop line, the driver must first stop at this stop line. If he cannot see the traffic well from this point, he may then carefully “feel his way” forward with the vehicle and, if necessary, stop again at the line of sight. Stopping at the line of sight again is not explicitly required by the StVO, but is often recommended.
  • Stop sign without stop line:
    If there is a stop sign without a stop line, the driver must stop at the so-called line of sight - So at the point from where he can see the traffic. Only then is he allowed to continue.
Attention: Observe special stop sign regulations in road traffic!
Not at every "stop - give way!" Traffic sign must stop motorists or cyclists. Because a functioning traffic light or a police officer who regulates traffic have priority over the stop sign.

Run over a stop sign: How much are the fines?

When drivers are out and about at night and seem to have an overview of what is happening on the road and no other driver is in sight, then such a situation is not uncommon disregard the stop sign. But we advise you to stop once more than risk a fine under certain circumstances.

Because was the stop sign ignored or run over a stop sign, a fine of 10 euros is due. If the stop sign is run over and there is a risk of being driven over a stop sign, the driver can expect a fine of 70 euros as well as a point in Flensburg.

Attention also applies to signposted bottlenecks. Because anyone who does not follow the "narrowed lane" signs and does not give right of way to oncoming traffic must expect a fine of 5 euros and, in the event of endangerment or damage to property, 10 euros or 20 euros.

Did you know,
... that the stop sign was first used in the United States in 1915? The German version of the stop sign followed in the 1930s and looked a little different than we are used to today, namely in the form of a triangle with the inscription "Halt". The stop sign as we know it today, was only introduced in 1968.
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