It’s about smoothing out a formal mistake and future driving bans thresholds: this week, the pending game over traffic rules could end. Minister of Transport Scheuer is putting pressure on.
Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer calls for a solution to the dispute over stricter sanctions for speeding offenders. For this he also calls for a movement of the Greens in the countries. “The compromise is on the table. It was accepted by the Federal Council’s Transport and Interior Committee,” said the CSU politician. “Now there is only one political block of color. I do not understand the blockade, nor the cause of this chaos.” After weeks of unrest, the Federal Council must again address changes to the Road Traffic Act next Friday.
The point is that, since the end of April, there has been a risk that driving licenses will be revoked if you drive 21 kilometers per hour too fast in built-up areas or 26 km / h too fast outside the city. – The Federal Council had incorporated this into a major amendment to the Road Traffic Act. The thresholds used to be higher. However, the scheme was shelved due to a formal flaw that was discovered. It is now disputed whether only the error should be eliminated – that’s what the Greens want. Or that the heavier sanctions will also be mitigated – this is what Scheuer is committed to.
“I never give up hope”
The minister said he too had “no maximum requirement”. If the Greens only wanted to correct the formal error, it was not a compromise. “Now the Greens have to move, the rest have already moved.” According to a proposal from the Union and the SPD, the traffic and interior committee of the regional chamber recommends that driving bans for the above speeding offenses only apply to schools and day-care centers and if repeated within a year. The Environment Committee recommends correcting only the formal error.
Scheuer warned that the Greens’ tactic was to prevent a solution in the Federal Council on Friday. “But I will never give up hope. We need a solution to protect the weaker road users, especially cyclists,” he said in view of the very gist of the now-suspended StVO amendment. “I appeal again to the capacity for compromise and responsibility.”
Andreas Scheuer also commented on the previously unanswered question of how the formal error in the regulation came about, where the legal bases were not fully stated. ‘We were in charge. We made the mistake. I apologize again. ‘ At the same time, the minister stressed, “Several departments in the federal government and the 16 federal states have also looked into the amendment. But no one noticed the error.”