By six o’clock yesterday morning, the bavarian police had carried out speed checks at around 2,000 locations in the state with almost as many officers. In an initial summary, those responsible drew a thoroughly positive conclusion. "Road users seem to have largely adapted their speed to the permitted values" according to a police spokesman.
Of course, there were exceptions to this 6. Speed camera marathon. At a measuring point in the igensdorf suburb of weidenbuhl in the district of forchheim, for example, a driver was apparently in a particular hurry. He raced into the checkpoint at 133 km/h in a city with a speed limit of 50 km/h. Result for the driver: two points in flensburg, a three-month driving ban, plus a hefty fine. In the course of 24 hours, the police measured the speed of 27,000 vehicles throughout upper franconia. 549 drivers were driving at excessive speeds, around two percent of the total.
Drivers in lower franconia also demonstrated discipline. At least to a large extent. 23,000 of them were checked during the speed camera campaign, 692 had to be given a ticket for driving at excessive speed. A 36-year-old motorcyclist from the district of kitzingen was an outlier, driving his bike at 163 km/h on the state highway between mainstockheim and dettelbach instead of the permitted 100 km/h. The 63 kilometers too much meant two points in the traffic sundries file in flensburg, a fine of 880 euros and a two-month driving ban.
From the police’s point of view, the auand was worthwhile again this year. The majority of drivers kept to the prescribed speeds, and most of them also showed understanding of the controls. Exceptions were of course also in the matter of understanding. A motorcyclist near altendorf in the district of bamberg, for example, flashed his middle finger at the police officers who were checking the speed limit. The reason was a speeding violation that had led to a probationary period extension and a follow-up seminar. The man was checked, manipulations were found on the vehicle. The result: a charge of driving without a license and insulting behaviour.
Police in central franconia also reported positive results. Here, 1272 speeding violations were detected in 48,000 checked vehicles. The top offender was a driver on the A9 in the direction of munich on late wednesday evening. At a permitted 100 km/h on the hienberg exit near schnaittach, he was measured at 182 km/h. The consequence: 600 euro fine, two points in flensburg, three months driving ban.