Penalty Catalog 2019 – how many penalty points threaten to stvo?

New fine- & Points catalog 2019 + current fine calculator

Welcome to! Here you will find the points and fine catalog 2019 incl. Fine table and fines calculator. Always up to date, based on the StVO and valid since 1 May 2014.

Please select now a fine table from the fine catalog 2019:

  • distance violations
  • alcohol
  • lighting & warning sign
  • drugs
  • speeding
  • Hold and park
  • Mobile phone at the wheel
  • red light violation
  • TÜV and papers
  • police
  • safety
  • road
  • passing
  • environment badge
  • accident
  • right of way
  • Turning and turning
  • 30-Zone

… or use our fines calculator!

What penalties does the current fine catalog provide??

Road Traffic Act, Road Traffic Act, Road Traffic Licensing Regulations … there are Numerous legal bases that define the rights and obligations of all road users. By adhering to it, the threat to the general public that inevitably exists when participating in road traffic should be greatly reduced. Therefore violations against the traffic rules always mean at the same time also an increase of the general accident risk. Not every offense but to the same extent. False parkers, for example, are potentially at lower risk than rippers or tedders.

Depending on the seriousness of a violation, the fine catalog provides for different sanctions. Differences are between Verwarn- or fine, points in Flensburg and driving bans, the latter being able to follow serious traffic offenses. A warning or fine, however, follows in any case. However, the fine catalog offers wide range of fine rates. If the fine for an administrative offense in quiescent traffic is usually 35 euros or less, a third trip under alcohol can make the purse easier for 1,500 euros. Below you will find extensive information on the individual sanctions provided for by the fine and points catalog.

Information about the fine

The imposition of a fine is bound by definition to the commission of an administrative offense. But not just traffic violations. For example, a fine may also be possible in the case of unlawful conduct with regard to other legal bases (eg in the case of violations of animal welfare or environmental protection, data protection, tax law)..

The amount of a fine is in accordance with § 17 offense law (OWiG) on a span between 5 and 1,000 euros limited. A deviation upwards is however possible, if individual regulations determine this explicitly. The environmental fine catalog of individual federal states provides for sanctions of up to 50,000 euros, while the new data protection regulation of the EU even fines up to 20 million. However, these are only maximum rates that are likely to be exploited only in the rarest cases really.

To distinguish between fine and fine

In everyday language, many terms are often used interchangeably by laymen, although theirs Meaning not really congruent is, but only one similarity relationship consists. A well-known example of this: the use of the term “fine” for “fine”. In fact, both words describe something similar, namely: one monetary sanction, which is imposed for a violation of applicable rules.

Nevertheless, there are significant differences:

  1. While a Fine for an administrative offense under an administrative procedure, there is a threat of fine (or imprisonment) after committing one criminal offense.
  2. The amount of one imposed after an administrative offense Fines are usually fixed in advance (in case of violations in traffic, for example, in the nationwide catalog of facts). At a Fine is the amount individually set in a criminal case. Relevant here are the number of daily rates (determined by the court) and the amount of the individual daily rate (depends on the income of the offender).

In principle, offenses are also possible in traffic, z. As drunk driving, negligent assault, danger or coercion. These can then result in a fine or imprisonment. After an administrative offense such as a speeding, a red light or distance violation, however, threatens a fine (in addition to possible points and driving bans).

Interesting: An administrative offense committed in road traffic does not always result in a fine. The authorities can in individual cases refrain from opening a fine and instead one first Pronounce a warning, but only with penances until maximum 55 euros. Then, unlike a fine, there are no additional fees for fine proceedings, but the fine laid down in the fine catalog remains. The accused refuses the Payment of the warning fee, after a period has expired, a fine will be opened, the fines will be converted into a fine and fees and expenses for the proceedings will be deducted.

What are the fees in the fine proceedings?

As already noted, the tax and the fine are significantly different, that additional fees will be incurred as part of the fine proceedings. The amount of the fee depends on the amount of the fine.

“In the proceedings of the managing authority, the fee is calculated on the basis of the fine imposed on the person concerned in the fine. […] As a fee, a fine of five per cent of the amount of the fine imposed shall be levied but at least EUR 25 and not more than EUR 7 500. ”

The fee, which is set at the imposition of a fine, thereby amounts to 5%, but at least 25 euros.

In addition to the fees, the person affected but also the incurred expenses (§ 107 (3) OWiG). As a rule, a lump sum of 3.50 euros will be charged for the delivery of the fine. Further expenses for telegrams, public announcements, travel costs u. a. can be added. As a rule, these costs rarely arise.

If you receive a fine, you will be given additional support during the fine proceedings at least 28.50 euros for fees and expenses be invoiced. Pay particular attention to this, especially if the fine you imposed initially seems too high.

The claimed fees and expenses are also to be paid by the accused, if the fine is recognized or has become final. On the other hand, if you only pay the fine but refuse to pay fees and expenses, you can Reminders result, which cause additional costs.

Prescription of fines: When the sanction becomes time-barred?

The following limitation periods are relevant for the fine:

  1. Limitation period: It describes the time limit available to the authorities for prosecuting and sanctioning a reported traffic violation. Pursuant to Section 26 (3) of the Road Traffic Act, the limitation period for prosecution is generally three months, and for alcohol offenses six months. It can be interrupted once, for example through the hearing in fine proceedings.
  2. By limitation: If a violation has already been fined by a final fine, the time limit for enforcement begins. It describes the period within which the authorities can advance the collection of the fine. In individual cases, they can also use the means of compulsory custody in the event of refusal to pay a fine. A legally imposed fine is statute-barred after three years, with sanctions over € 1,000 only after five years (§ 34 OWiG).

Furthermore: If the person concerned does not have sufficient financial means to pay a fine through a one-time payment, it is possible in individual cases to pay the fine To pay fine in installments. However, this requires prior agreement with the competent authority and proof of financial circumstances.

Do not pay the fine: compulsory detention as a last resort

If you refuse to pay a legally enforced fine because you do not recognize the offense, the penalty authority can remind you to do so. This increases the costs to be borne accordingly. In the case of stubborn refusal, the authorities may order compulsory detention in accordance with § 96 OWiG. This can happen even if only part of the fine has not yet been paid.

The compulsory custody should make the person concerned pay the required amount of money after all. As soon as he does so, the enforcement custody ends. The duration of enforced because of an unpaid fine compulsory custody is included maximum six weeks. If several fines have not been paid, the duration can be extended to up to three months. Enforcement can do this only one-time be imposed for a fine.

You can not pay the fine by a one-time payment? Contact the appropriate penal office to arrange installment payments if necessary and avoid the risk of compulsory detention.

If you do not recognize the fine, you should consider an objection in time. If the opposition period expires without you acting accordingly, the decision will become final. A legally enforceable fine can not usually be averted. Whether an objection to the fine has a chance of success, a lawyer can clarify.

Can you pay the fine locally?

It is not always the case that those affected learn of the charge against them by sending a hearing form or a fine. Police and control officials may instead also in the context of a traffic control or the measurement with laser handheld devices u. a. Record violations of the traffic rules. The drivers are confronted directly with the charge on the spot.

Depending on the amount of fine that the catalog of offenses provides for the infringement, one can Warning or the announcement of the opening of a fine proceedings entail. While it is possible for the officials to issue a warning directly, an on-the-spot fine can not be issued. This will be sent to the accused instead to the registration address. It is therefore fundamental not possible to pay a threatening fine on the spot.

Otherwise, it can be at a imposed caution money appearance. If you recognize the charge and want to pay the fine locally, this is usually possible. However, it is now in most states no longer possible to do this as part of a cash payment. Instead, it is possibly card payment possible.

Alternatively, you can get both caution money and fine as a rule at the competent fines authority pay in cash.

Which fines are threatened in Germany with violations in the traffic?

Violations of FeV, StVZO, StVG or StVO can result in a fine. When punishing such traffic offenses, the police and other control authorities use the nationwide fact catalog.

In this the individual are after Offense numbers (TBNR) sorted traffic violations listed. They are associated with the sanctions provided for in the Bußkatalog Regulation (BKatV) (Points in Flensburg, fine, driving ban). The authorities have with the fine catalog of the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg thus a handy and comprehensive equipment for the prosecution of misdemeanors in traffic.

Penalty Catalog 2019 as PDF

Penalty Catalog PDF: Free Download!

A comprehensive overview of the sanctions, which is provided in detail by the list of offenses, can be found in our fine catalog. You can download this as a PDF for free here. In this you will find answers to the following questions:

  • Which fine threatens when crossing a red traffic light?
  • How many points in Flensburg results in an alcohol offense?
  • From which distance below threatens a driving ban?
  • Information also for truck drivers, cyclists & pedestrian!

Which factors influence the amount of the fine??

The amount of the fine is generally determined by the Seriousness of the offense. In particular, those acts that significantly increase the risk of accidents are considered serious. This applies, for example, red light violations, significant speeding violations, distance violations and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The local situation also plays an essential role: Within built-up areas, traffic is usually higher than out-of-town. In addition, here are also non-motorized road users, who are less protected in the event of an accident and therefore exposed to a greater risk of injury. The sanctions are therefore regularly higher, especially in the case of speeding in urban areas than outside built-up areas.

But not only the act itself has influence on the fine and the other sanctions, but u. a. also the vehicle, with which the offense was committed.

Basically, larger vehicles are at greater risk. The mass of a truck can cause greater damage at the same impact speed than the weight of a car. Statistically speaking, car drivers are in particular involved in accidents. However, this is mainly due to the fact that their share of the vehicle stock is the largest.

Accidents involving lorries and buses are comparatively rare but regularly occur to serious damage. The fine for speeding is therefore higher for the drivers of larger vehicles. For bus drivers and drivers of dangerous goods transporters, these are even higher, as they have a special responsibility, for passengers or because of the transported hazardous substances.

But not only the mass of a car plays a role in the amount of the fine. Trailers also change the driving characteristics of vehicles. Failures in overtaking and too high speeds may encourage the trailer to break. Therefore, the fine catalog also provides for stricter sanctions for infringements involving a motor vehicle with a trailer in such cases.

Increase in fine: Deviation from the standard rate is permissible in individual cases!

The listed in the fine catalog Fines are to be understood as rule sentences, however, authorities may deviate in particularly serious cases. You are so some discretion given to the hand. The increase of the fine provided for in the catalog of facts is possible, inter alia, in the following cases:

  • intent: Recognizable intentional action in the event of a traffic violation may cause the control authorities to raise the fine appropriately. Such a z. B. are accepted even if a driver drives more than twice as fast as allowed by local situation. Here, therefore, often doubling the rule set.
  • Persistence: If a road user is caught repeatedly in the commission of the same misdemeanor, it is possible to deviate from the rule set (for example, if the illegal use of a mobile phone at the wheel is repeatedly ascertained).
  • Pre-registrations in the Flensburg fitness register: Even existing entries in the traffic offender register may result in an increase in the fine if the breach is equivalent in individual cases.
  • Addition of danger or property damage: If danger or damage to property is not already listed in the catalog of facts with the traffic offense committed, the occurrence of the fine may justify a deviation upwards. The increase follows Table 4 in the appendix to § 3 (3) BKatV.

How much the fine can be raised on a case-by-case basis (except in the latter case) is not clearly stated. The authorities should instead include the circumstances of the individual case in their consideration and set a fine, the circumstances and possibly also the circumstances of the offender appropriate fine in the fine. The agent decides what is appropriate. If the defendant disagrees, he may initiate the (judicial) examination in opposition proceedings.

The authorities can but vice versa also deviate downwards from the rule sets, if particular objective or subjective factual circumstances can justify this in individual cases. In principle, however, this assessment is also within the discretion of the competent authority.

Effect of activity and majority on the fine

In addition to the above-mentioned discretion, other factors may justify the deviation from the rule sets. This applies in particular cases, in which a traffic offender commits several misdemeanors at the same time. A distinction is made between the action unit and the majority of the action:

  1. coincidence occurs when two active violations overlap or follow each other in quick succession, eg B. unlawful use of mobile phones at the wheel during a speeding or persistent violation of long distances.
  2. Tatmehrheit occurs when several facts are realized, but which do not overlap, eg B. defective tires in case of late registration to the HU.

As a rule, the majority of the majority has no influence on the amount of the fine. The fulfilled facts are usually treated separately and punished individually.

By contrast, the following effects are possible:

  • The violation will be punished, for which the higher fine or stricter sanctioning is set. The fine for the other, minor infringement may be waived. In this case, a reasonable increase in fines may be made if the standard rate set out in the fine catalog exceeds 55 euros.
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Object to a threatened fine

You have received a fine, which provides for a high fine? Are you even threatened with a driving ban? Or is the imposition of points in Flensburg noted? Even the fines authorities can make mistakes, in the individual case even the chances of success in one Objection to the fine can increase. This may lead to measurement or operating errors by the measurement officials already when detecting traffic violations. And mistakes are possible as part of the investigation.

It is therefore advisable to receive a fine, to carefully examine the content, the sanctions and the charge. If in doubt, serious errors can even mean the lifting of sanctions if an appeal is successful. In case of doubt, turn to one Lawyer for traffic law, to examine the facts more closely.

This is especially recommended if Doubts about the correctness of the measurement results that led to the fine. Although the affected drivers themselves can Request file inspection. However, they do not receive the same amount of insight into the investigation file and the measurement or maintenance logs. In addition, as a rule, they can only inspect the competent authority on the spot.

If you want to challenge the impending fine, you may want to contact a lawyer to have the fine reviewed and to assess the chances of success of an appeal.

Serious penalties in addition to the fine: points in Flensburg

Another measure that drivers can apply in the event of serious traffic violations is the Imposition of points in Flensburg. These are in the Driver access register of the KBA noted. If the score is well-defined, the driving ability of the driver concerned can be doubted, so that the driving license can be withdrawn on this basis.

Since the point reform in May 2014, the points system has been rebuilt. Threshold the driver’s license previously only at a level of 18 points noted in the traffic central register, this was Upper limit lowered to eight. However, the withdrawal of driving licenses is not to be feared faster overall, because with the reform of the points system were also revalued the individual violations.

Up to seven points could be imposed in advance for a single violation, now threaten a maximum of three:

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  • particularly heavy order w > In the following graphic find one Review overview of individual offenses and offenses in the new points system:

How many points threaten? Infographic on the new scoring since May 2014.

The points from the old Flensburg points system were transferred to the new one. How exactly the old score was taken into the driving suitability register, you can the following graphic remove. You will also learn more about the individual here Measures that the respective score can lead to:

Infographic on transferring the points from the old to the new point system as well as the impending measures.

The fines have been raised in part from May 2014, but not last time. Time and again, the revaluation of misdemeanors, which result from the current developments, takes place. For example, the fine for ignoring the obligation to set up a rescue route and mobile phone violations was last increased in 2017.

New point catalog: From when threaten additional points in Flensburg?

Below is one Excerpt from the point catalog. Listed are the most frequent and important traffic violations for which appropriate sanctions can be threatened:

TBNR violation Points
illegal use of the page strip 1
off or on the highway opposite to the direction of travel 1
drive on side lanes on the highway in the wrong direction 1
drive in the wrong direction on the highway’s lane 2
Disregard of the legal driving requirement with danger or accident consequence 1
Violation of the situational winter tire obligation 1
Speed ​​not adapted to special road or traffic conditions 1
Speed ​​not adapted to bad weather conditions / visibility 1
in sight under 50 m in urban areas 1-25 km / h too fast 1
at visibility under 50 m in urban 31 km / h and more driven too fast 2
if visibility was below 50 m, the speed was 1-40 km / h 1
at a visibility of less than 50 m, 41 km / h out of town and driving too fast 2

Traffic offenses are not listed in the list of fines and points, since punishments and side effects are determined individually within the framework of a judicial criminal procedure. If a driving ban is specified as a secondary penalty, the imposition of two points in Flensburg. However, if the offense follows the withdrawal of the driving license, will three points noted in the driving fitness register.

When threatens next to a fine and a ban on driving?

For particularly serious misdemeanors, the fine catalog regularly provides not only a fine and points but also a driving ban. This is a Secondary succession, which should strengthen the education effect with appropriate offenses.

With appropriate offenses the affected person can one to three months driving ban be imposed, depending on the seriousness of the offense. For example, from a speed limit of 31 km / h in urban areas and 41 km / h outside the city, a driving ban of at least one month threatens, in addition to two points and a heavy fine.

In principle, threatens an additional ban on traffic offenses, for which according to penalty and points catalog at least two points are provided in Flensburg, so z. B. even in a qualified red light violation or considerable distance underruns.

Furthermore: Even with crimes can a Driving ban as a secondary penalty be imposed. This can last between one and six months. In the meantime, this no longer applies only to road traffic offenses, but according to Section 44 of the Penal Code (StGB) also for those who were not committed in traffic or in connection with a motor vehicle.

For offenses related to driving a motor vehicle, However, alternatively, the driving license withdrawal can be determined. The decision lies with the competent court. If this determines the withdrawal of the driving license, for example, as a result of drunk driving, illegal car racing, bodily injury or similar, additional three points in Flensburg entered. In the case of a driving ban, it would instead be just two points.

Further information about the driving ban you will find u. a. on the following pages:

Further fine catalogs on penalty money

Of course, in road traffic not only motorists face penalties, but also other motorized road users. In particular, drivers of heavier car like truck or bus They can even impose far more stringent sanctions such as a fine, points in Flensburg or driving bans. This results mainly from the following factors:

  • By the higher weight and size such vehicles are comparatively difficult to maneuver. The braking distances are also longer.
  • at accidents With a heavy vehicle, the risk of serious injury and major accident damage is higher than that of a motorcycle or car.
  • Bus drivers transporting passengers carry a larger one Responsibility also for their passengers. Traffic violations would also increase the risk of damage to them.

But traffic rules are also binding for non-motorized road users. Violations can also result in a fine and even isolated points in Flensburg for cyclists and pedestrians.

What is the maximum fine for truck drivers? With bike at red drove over the traffic lights? Here you will find the list of penalties and points for truck, bus and cyclists as well as pedestrians:

You want to know what fine can threaten traffic violations in France, Austria or other countries? Find the right foreign fine catalog here:

You disposed of bulky waste or environmentally harmful substances improperly? A violation of environmental protection can also result in a high fine. Our environmental fine catalog can be found here:

FAQ: Fine

In the catalog of facts for traffic offenses are the rule rates for fines between 5 and 1500 euros. Depending on the seriousness of the offense, the fine increases.

If a fine is not issued within 3 months (in exceptional cases 6 months), the offense is usually considered time-barred. If the decision is final, a fine is barred after 3 years (fines up to 1000 euros) or after 5 years (fines over 1000 euros).

1 point is awarded for serious offenses. These cost at least 60 euros.

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