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  • Safety vests may become obligatory on German roads

    Apr 15, 2013, 10:38
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    Federal Ministry of Transport (Germany) is going to make safety vests for drivers obligatory on the country's roads.

    These vests are supposed to be in motor-vehicles, camper vans and trucks and should be put on in case of crash or an accident. According to Ministry of Transport, this decision is a long overdue measure. As representatives of the Ministry say, wearing a vest when leaving the vehicle after an accident or a crash is for the safety of all road users.

    The ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), Germany's and Europe's largest automobile club is inclined to recommend this measure as well but according to them, not everything that makes good sense should be obligatory. Most of drivers carry reflective vests along and use if necessary as it is.

    Besides that, ministers have voted to raise the amount of fine for evading fares from € 40 up to € 60. Information about car rental in Germany can be found here.

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