Munich (dpa / lby) - Drivers in Munich have apparently become more law-abiding - albeit probably less out of insight. During measurements this year, significantly more drivers adhered to speed limits than in 2016, reported the accident research of insurers (UDV) in Munich on Tuesday. UDV head Siegfried Brockmann attributes the declines primarily to the tightening of fines and the rise in petrol prices.
88 percent now stuck to 50 km/h, compared to just 81 percent six years ago. In zones with a speed limit of 30, 67 percent adhered to the guidelines (2016: 56 percent). However, Brockmann sees little reason to be satisfied. In the 50 km/h areas examined, someone drove faster than 70 km/h almost every minute, and even faster than 80 km/h every seven minutes. According to the measurement, every third vehicle was traveling too fast in 30 km/h zones in Munich.
Brockmann therefore called for not only increased surveillance but also an intensive dialogue about the dangers of high speeds. So you have to think nationwide about awarding more points for corresponding offenses. He referred to Hamburg. Significantly greater successes had been achieved here because the city had significantly intensified surveillance.