Road traffic regulations

The StVO also applies to tourist trips on the Nürburgring Nordschleife:

In §1(1) “Participation in road traffic requires constant caution and mutual consideration” and §1(2) “Whoever participates in traffic must behave in such a way that no one else is harmed, endangered or harassed more than is unavoidable, obstructed or annoyed under the circumstances”. everything has already been said about the behaviour towards other tourist drivers on the Nordschleife. And even with a brisk gait, one should take enough time not to obstruct or even endanger anyone else.

§2(2) “Drive as far to the right as possible, not only (in oncoming traffic), when overtaking, on hilltops, in bends or when there is a lack of clarity”. certainly does not quite meet the reality of tourist trips. Most drivers will probably try to orient themselves to the ideal line. But in unclear or unclear traffic situations or especially as a newcomer on the Nordschleife or as a slower driver you should heed the right-hand driving rule. This is the only way for significantly faster vehicles to overtake safely.

In §3(1) “Whoever drives a vehicle may only drive so fast that the vehicle is constantly controlled. The speed is to be adapted in particular to the road, traffic, visibility and weather conditions as well as the personal abilities and the characteristics of vehicle and load … ” is described well comprehensibly that one should not drive faster than the basic conditions such as traffic, the distance, the vehicle and above all the own driving ability permit! Further it says in §3(1) “It may be driven only so fast that within the overseeable distance can be stopped …”. In practice, this should certainly not always be the case with a brisk pace on the sometimes very confusing Nordschleife. Nevertheless, one should of course always reckon with the fact that behind a curve or crest that cannot be seen there is a very slow vehicle, a Hindenis or even standing or crashed vehicles. Accordingly one should always have the necessary reserves to brake fast and be able to avoid!

In addition, speed limits of 200 and 250 km/h apply in the high oak to Swedish cross and Döttinger Höhe areas, which should of course be observed.

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