A fine of up to 5,000 euros or imprisonment: Why are Ukrainians threatened with fines in Germany?
The laws of the countries to which Ukrainians leave in connection with the war may differ significantly from those of Ukraine. We tell you what not to do in Germany in order not to get a fine.
They did not clean up after the pet
According to German regulations, if you walk your dog outside, you must have a cleaning bag with you. If there is no bag, then you may face a fine from 35 to 250 euros.
You do not follow the rules for using and driving a bicycle
The bicycle must be equipped with headlights with a white light in front and a red light behind. As well as reflectors, a bell and have working brakes. A fine for improper condition of a bicycle is from 10 to 35 euros.
Cyclists must also observe the following rules:
• you can ride only on bike paths and specially designated lanes, you can not ride a bike on the sidewalk and in those areas where the movement of bicycles is prohibited;
• it is necessary to show hand signals before turning;
• when driving past people exiting public transport, you need to slow down and let people pass;
• you have to stop at a red light;
• you can't drive without holding the steering wheel with your hands, or use the phone;
In case of violation of these rules, you can receive a fine from 5 to 90 euros.
Feed wild pigeons on the street
It is strictly forbidden to feed pigeons in Germany. For example, in the city of Cologne, the fine can be up to 1,000 euros, and in Hamburg the amount can reach 5,000 euros.
Photograph people on the street
In Germany, there are certain rules regarding photographing people in public places.
It is not possible to photograph and distribute pictures of road accident victims, drunk or naked people without their permission. This shows their helplessness.
Violation of this rule can result not only in fines, but also confiscation of the camera or even imprisonment for up to two years.
Litter on the street
Throwing a cigarette butt out of a car window can cost up to 50 euros, throwing chewing gum on the street - up to 75 euros. You can pay from 60 to 150 euros for a toilet in a place not intended for this.
Do not follow traffic rules
Traffic rules in Germany are not much different from Ukrainian ones, but the penalties for violations are much higher:
• passing through a red light – 90-200 euros;
• violation of parking rules - 20-60 euros;
• traffic in the opposite direction – 75-200 euros;
• driving in a car without a seat belt – 30-50 euros;
• speeding — 10-680 euros depending on the area and the speed limit.
In addition, fines have recently been introduced in Germany for the public use of the Russian occupation symbol "Z".
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.