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New prices and rules: That will change for drivers in 2022

New Year, new rules: That is true 2022 also again for motorist. There are a few things to consider for all motorized road users. Perhaps the most important change has been in effect since November 9, 2021: the StVO amendment with significantly tougher penalties for many traffic offenders.

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There is also, as always new insurance type classes, one fresh TÜV sticker color and interesting facts about the Tolls in the southern neighboring countries. Why some Driving licenses exchanged need to be like that Environmental bonus stricter is caught and why it is Even more expensive for drivers in 2022 could be – AUTO BILD provides all the information!

What changes may there be for novice drivers?

There is good news and bad news for novice drivers: on the one hand, this is what the new traffic light government wants accompanied driving already at the age of 16 instead of the previous 17 years enable. On the other hand, according to the “Rheinischer Post”, the federal states’ transport ministers want the Trial period for novice drivers of two increase to three years. The reason is the still high number of accidents with young drivers. One Reduced by one year should be possible with two voluntary “feedback drives” of 90 minutes each at the earliest four months after receiving a driver’s license and with special driver safety training.

Which drivers will have to exchange their driver’s license in 2022?

The red or even gray “rags” are not forgery-proof, their owners can hardly be recognized in the ancient photos. That’s why everyone has to old driver’s licenses gradually until 2033 exchanged will. For driving licenses with date of issue until finally December 31, 1998 is this Year of birth of the driver’s license holder crucial.

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Some old gray “rags” will have to be converted into new driver’s licenses in credit card format in the coming year.

at driver’s licenses issued later is that alone Year of issue decisive. For the first candidates it ends Exchange deadline on January 19, 2022, namely for everyone who were born between 1953 and 1958. After that people are with the Years of birth 1959 to 1964 turn to you have until January 19, 2023 Time. All information, including how the driver’s license exchange works, is available here!

Will there be a mask requirement in the car in 2022?

Not one, but at least two Corona protective masks belong soon in every car, bus and truck. However, not necessarily in the face of the inmates, but in the just in case First aid kit. This provides for a change in the road traffic licensing regulations, which in all likelihood will occur in the year Comes into force in 2022. The exact time is still unclear, as is the amount of the fine. So far, the lack of first aid equipment in the vehicle has cost 5 euros.

What changes in the electrical purchase bonus for plug-in hybrids?

the Funding conditions for the purchase of Plug-in hybrid models will be in autumn 2022 tightened. A purely electric range of 40 kilometers is currently sufficient or maximum 50 grams of CO2-Emissions per kilometer, vehicles must be eligible from the October 1, 2022 at least 60 kilometers purely electric can cover. (These models will in future go away empty-handed when it comes to funding!)

What color is the TÜV sticker 2022?

Get all vehicles that have not been registered for the first time 2022 after General inspection (HU) a so-called TÜV badge with the color green; so they have to be checked again in 2024. New registrations get in the color orange one glued, as always, have three years. All vehicles with one brown badge have to to HU in 2022.

An HU badge, which indicates the next date of the main inspection (here June 2022), sticks on September 3rd, 2019 in Berlin on the rear license plate of a car.

All cars with such a sticker on the rear license plate have to go through a general inspection in 2022.

The month can be recognized by the number above (e.g. 1 for January, 9 for September). Alternatively, you can orientate yourself on the two thick black bars on the edge, which are emblazoned at the relevant point on a clock face (at the very bottom = 6 o’clock = June).

What’s new in the type classes of vehicle insurance 2022?

For more than seven million drivers apply to the Motor vehicle liability insurance future higher type classes. Around 4.3 million will benefit from the reclassification in 2022, and nothing will change for around 30.3 million (almost three quarters). According to the General Association of the German Insurance Industry (GDV), around three percent of vehicles (approx. 660,000 cars) receive a higher and around 40 percent (approx. 9.5 million cars) a lower rating in fully comprehensive insurance. In semi-comprehensive insurance, around four percent (approx. 490,000 vehicles) slide into higher, 32 percent (approx. 4.1 million vehicles) into lower type classes.

Will gasoline and diesel become even more expensive in 2022?

In the year The CO2 tax will increase in 2022 to curb fossil fuels in Germany, from 25 euros to 30 euros per ton. When refueling, this results in a price increase of 8.4 cents for petrol and a surcharge of 9.5 cents per liter for diesel. So far the increase was 7 and 8 cents respectively. However, the development of fuel prices is largely determined by the oil price, which in turn depends on the amount of crude oil produced and the global economic development during or after Corona. A reliable forecast can therefore not be given.

How the rising price of CO2 affects the price of fuel

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Which safety systems will be mandatory in cars in 2022?

On July 6, 2022, the “EU Regulation No. 2019/2144 on the type approval of motor vehicles and motor vehicle trailers as well as systems, components and independent technical units for these vehicles with regard to their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and unprotected road users “mandatory for all manufacturers. This means that your vehicles must be able to present certain assistance systems for greater safety during homologation, which must be installed as standard in new vehicles from July 7, 2024. These include highly developed Emergency braking systems for cars and light commercial vehicles, Emergency lane departure warning, one Drowsiness warning system, one Interface for setting up an alcohol immobilizer, one automatic speed brake (Intelligent Speed ​​Assistance), a Reversing assistant and a Accident data storage (“Black Box”), which is controversial for data protection reasons.

What will change in terms of toll charges in Austria and Switzerland?

Transit travelers will be interested: The Vignette in Austria became around 1.4 percent more expensive in 2022 and is colored apricot. The new “badge” will be available from the end of November 2021 and will be valid from December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2023. If you don’t want to stick and scratch, you can use the digital vignette. It is available at ASFINAG, ÖAMTC, ADAC bases, at various petrol stations and tobacconists as well as at ASFINAG toll stations. Only when purchasing in the online shop or in the ASFINAG app is there an 18-day consumer protection period until the beginning of the validity period. These are the prices:

Vignette prices for 2022 in Austria

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Annual vignette for cars

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2-month vignette for cars

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Annual motorcycle vignette

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2-month motorcycle vignette

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In the Switzerland the e-vignette is still waiting until 2023. the National road tax (motorway vignette) costs unchanged in 2022 40 Swiss Francs, converted 38.50 euros. As always, it is valid for 14 months from the beginning of December of the previous year to the end of January of the following year. Failure to comply with the regulation could result in a fine of 200 Swiss francs.

What innovations are there when buying a used car?

A will apply from January 1, 2022 new warranty law when buying a used car, which increases the risk for the trader. For example, by extending the reversal of the burden of proof from six to twelve months. For example, they have to repair damage to the car that is not recorded in the sales contract for twelve months if they cannot prove that the damage occurred after the purchase. In addition, the warranty will also apply to software updates in the future. Good news for used car buyers. However, according to the prognosis of the Federal Association of Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers, the increased entrepreneurial risk could be reflected in a price increase of 10 to 20 percent.

What happens to the increased purchase premium for electric vehicles?

By the end of 2022 the amount of the purchase premium for electric cars and plug-in hybrids remains unchanged. By increasing the environmental bonus as part of the innovation bonus (doubling the state share), there are still up to 9,000 euros for pure e-cars and up to 6750 euros for PHEVs. According to the will of the new federal government, the regulation is to be tightened.

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Since when has the StVO amendment been in force?

The StVO amendment came into force on November 9, 2021. It contains new penalties and, in some cases, drastically increased fines, for example for fast drivers and emergency lane ignoramuses. (Details can be found here!)

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