Cars

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

New Year, new rules: That applies anno 2022 again for motorist. Although there are no revolutionary innovations like at some other turn of the year imminent, 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, but it is worth emphasizing again: the StVO amendment with significantly tougher penalties for many traffic offenders.

Car subscription

AUTO SUBSCRIPTION

ID.3, Golf, Multivan, Ateca and other models from VW, Seat and Skoda as a car subscription

Flat rate, short minimum terms and monthly cancellations: ID.3 from 499 euros / month, Seat Ateca from 499 euros / month. Compare prices now!

In co-operation with

AUTO SUBSCRIPTION


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 even more expensive for drivers in 2022 could be – here is all the information!

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

Gray driver's license

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

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. With driving licenses with date of issue until finally December 31, 1998 is this Year of birth of the driver’s license holder decisive. at driver’s licenses issued later is that alone Year of issue decisive. For the first it ends The exchange deadline is January 19, 2022, namely for Born 1953 to 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 electromobility are for Plug-in hybrids in autumn 2022 tightened. 40 kilometers of purely electric range are 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 go away empty-handed in terms of funding in the future)

What color is the TÜV sticker 2022?

An HU badge stating the next date of the main inspection (here June 2022) sticks on the rear license plate of a car on September 3rd, 2019 in Berlin.
All cars with such a sticker on the rear license plate have to go through a general inspection in 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, have to be checked again in 2024. New registrations get orange one glued, as always, have three years to spare. All vehicles with one brown badge have to coming year to the HU. 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 motor vehicle insurance 2022?

For over 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 German Insurance Association (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 the partially 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 for petrol of 8.4 cents and diesel of 9.5 cents per liter. So far the premium 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 CO2 price affects the price of fuel

Junction

2021

Junction

Junction

2022

Junction

Junction

2023

Junction

Junction

2024

Junction

Junction

2025

Junction

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 of 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, among other things, highly developed Emergency braking systems for cars and light commercial vehicles, Emergency lane departure warning, a 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 changes are the tolls 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, 18 days after purchase at the earliest. If you don’t want to stick and scratch, you can use the digital vignette. It is immediately valid after purchase from the ÖAMTC traffic club without an 18-day withdrawal period. These are the prices:

Vignette prices in Austria in 2022

Junction

Annual vignette for cars

Junction

Junction

2-month vignette for cars

Junction

Junction

10-day vignette for cars

Junction

Junction

Annual motorcycle vignette

Junction

Junction

2-month motorcycle vignette

Junction

Junction

10-day motorcycle vignette

Junction


In the Switzerland the e-vignette has to wait 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 may result in a fine of 200 Swiss francs.

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)

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button