Fines for a missing environmental badge
With the modification of the German catalogue of fines on 08.01.2009, it is specified that driving into an environmental zone without a valid environmental badge, as well as stopping and parking in an environmental zone without a valid environmental badge, lead to a fine of 80€.
The article 141621 settles that the driving interdiction aimed at decreasing the toxic atmospheric pollution might be extended to other motor vehicles. Minimum 25 € will be added to the 80 € fine for the administrative fees.
Important to know for foreigners
Important to know for foreigners: A fine of 70 Euro or more will be imposed in accordance with EU directive 2011/82 dated 25th November 2011 “in order to facilitate the cross-border exchange of information about traffic offences threatening the road safety”. An enforcement procedure in the home country will take place on default of payment which will be pursued until imprisonment.