Monday, 1 April 2013

Cycling Fines in Berlin

Berlin has introduced the following updated fines for cyclists (Bußgeldkatalog für Radfahrer), effective from 1st April 2013.

Remember that the Police or other State officials can impose on-the-spot fines for any of these offences.

The fact that you often see cyclists blatantly ignoring these rules shouldn't mean that you can! Be safe out there folks, and respect other road-users and pedestrians.

Offence
Fine
With hindrence to others
With endangerment to others
With risk to others or damage to property
Points on your driving license
Not using an existing, signposted cycle path
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
35 Euro
Using an existing, sign-posted cycle route in the wrong direction
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
35 Euro
Cycling the wrong way up a one-way street
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
35 Euro
Cycling in a pedestrian zone or on a pedestrian walkway that is not shared with cyclists.
15 Euro
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
Cycling on a shared pedestrian zone or walkway at more than walking pace. 15 Euro - - -
Not matching your speed to pedestrians on a walkway or cycling path. 15 Euro - - -
Travelling on an area closed to cars or bicylces.
15 Euro
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
Despite protection markings, not travelling on the correct side of them.
15 Euro
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
Making a mistake either directly or indirectly when turning left.
15 Euro
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
Causing hindrence to others by cycling abreast.
-
20 Euro
25 Euro
30 Euro
Cycling 'hands free'
5 Euro
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-
Transporting a child on the bike without the required safety devices.
5 Euro
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-
-
Transporting someone over seven years old on a bicylce designed for one person, or in a trailer.
5 Euro
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-
-
No lighting on the bike (including reflectors), or not ready for use.
20 Euro
-
25 Euro
35 Euro
Lighting not used, or hidden, or dirty, despite darkness or poor visibility.
20 Euro
-
25 Euro
35 Euro
Brakes or bell don't meet requirements, or are inoperable, or are not present.
15 Euro
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-
-
Bike is non-standard or compliant, thereby substantially impairing road safety. 80 Euro - - -
Ignoring requests to stop, or other signals, given by Police Officers.
25 Euro
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-
-
Using a mobile phone (without hands-free facility).
25 Euro
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-
-
Disregarding a red traffic light.
45 Euro
-
100 Euro
120 Euro
1
The red light was already red for more than one second.
100 Euro
-
160 Euro
180 Euro
1
Crossing a railway track despite closed barrier.
350 Euro
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-
-
4
Not allowing pedestrians to cross at a pedestrian crossing (zebra crossing).
40 Euro
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-
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4
Putting pedestrians at risk in a pedestrain zone with shared cycling use.
-
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20 Euro
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Cycling whilst hearing impaired through use of a device.
10 Euro
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