If traffic on the highway comes to a standstill or comes to a standstill, a rescue lane must be formed for the police and rescue forces in order to be able to act quickly in the event of an emergency. However, there are always road users who do not comply and block the emergency lane. Penalties are increased at regular intervals. We show you how the rescue lane properly formed will and with which fine they currently have to reckon with if the salvage lane is prevented.
emergency lane in germany: legal basis
Since the 1970s, the rescue lane is required by law in germany. the basis for this is section 11 (2) of the road traffic regulations. It says:
from the formulation "free lane" the meanwhile established term "rescue lane" has developed. contrary to what many people think, the emergency lane is not to be formed only when a traffic jam has developed. The above paragraph clearly states that the free lane is to be formed already at walking speed, i.e. an impending traffic jam. The emergency lane may only be used by the police, emergency services, fire department, ambulance, doctor’s or towing vehicles.