Police presence: are there enough controls?
Traffic controls are primarily intended to ensure more safety on the roads. In addition to the technical condition of the car and the prescribed emergency equipment (warning triangle etc.), the focus is on the driver’s ability to drive. The main focus is on alcohol and drug consumption.
Search of the car not allowed without consent
The request to walk in a line or to touch your nose with your finger also requires approval. But: If you refuse, for example, the breath alcohol test, the officials can order a blood test if there is a suspicion. However, an official decision is then required for this.
The motto for drivers should always be: keep calm and remain polite. But: You do not have to answer informative questions, such as whether you have drunk alcohol. In general, do not comment on allegations, but insist on your right to legal advice. Instead, answer: “I don’t want to comment on that.”
And: Warnings and fines do not have to be paid immediately on site. Better to wait for the fine notice.
These sayings and gestures are particularly expensive
Motorists with a loose tongue should read carefully here. Anyone who uses the wrong tone during a check and/or insults with a gesture must expect severe penalties. The universally popular Stinkefinger can cost up to 4000 euros. If you say “You girl” to a police officer, you have to reckon with 200 euros. Incidentally, the same applies to any person you abuse or insult. Since there is no catalog for insults, the fines are based on court decisions and only serve as a rough guide.
When and where should more checks be carried out?
59% Near nightclubs
58% On weekends at evening time/night
37% On the highway
18% On public holidays
10% Controls should not be intensified