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Hamburg - Results of the ProViDa days held in the Northern Association

Hamburg : Times: a. April 27, 2022, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. b. April 28, 2022, 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. c. April 29, 2022, 4:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Locations: Hamburg city area and adjacent federal motorways and federal highways

During the period mentioned, the Hamburg police, under the leadership of the Eastern Transport Directorate (VD 3), carried out targeted traffic controls with ProViDa vehicles (proof video data) with officers from the Hamburg traffic directorates and police officers from the federal states of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania of aggressive driving behavior, speed and distance violations.

A total of 217 civilian vehicles equipped with the measuring and camera systems were stopped and officers checked a total of 232 people.

A total of eight criminal charges arose (including three counts of driving without a license, two counts of suspected driving under the influence of narcotics and one count of suspected illegal residence).

125 speeding violations, 24 misuse of cell phones and eight distance violations were also punished.

Security deposits totaling 3,290 euros were also collected, fourteen defect reports were drawn up and in six cases further travel was prohibited.

Among other things, the following individual circumstances occurred:

a.

On Eiffestrasse, a crew recorded an illegal overtaking maneuver by a Harley-Davidson “Fat Boy”. During the subsequent check, it emerged that the driver's license, a 48-year-old Croatian, had already been revoked in Germany and that he was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle.

A civilian patrol became aware of a VW Passat on the BAB 24 near Reinbek. The driver significantly exceeded the permitted speed limit. At a permitted speed of 100 km/h, the driver reached a speed of up to 183 km/h. Since the driver did not have a place of residence in Germany, a security deposit of 1,200 euros was ordered and paid.

b. In the Rhiemsweg area (Hamburg Billstedt), the Harley-Davidson of a 58-year-old was stopped and checked because of noticeable exhaust noises. When dismounting, the driver operated the mechanical flap of the exhaust system. As the traffic control continued, a noise level measurement was carried out. This resulted in a value of 103 dB with a permissible 96 dB. The motorcycle was seized and will be presented to an officially recognized expert. 

In the area of ​​the airport bypass (Zeppelinstrasse), two 35- and 38-year-old motorcyclists (Ducati Diavel 155HP and 160HP respectively) were noticed who apparently exceeded the permitted speed limit by repeatedly accelerating. During the follow-up journey, it was possible for a second crew to be called in to document and record further violations. In the Jahnring, the 38-year-old driver accelerated his motorcycle to around 120 km/h with a permitted speed of 50 km/h. They now face a fine of 1,600 euros, two points and a three-month driving ban.

On the BAB 1, towards Lübeck, a 29-year-old was recorded significantly exceeding the speed limit. The BMW reached an average speed of 210 km/h with a permitted speed of 120 km/h. The driver can expect a three-month driving ban and a fine of 1,400 euros.

Another crew became aware of a BMW 330 that was driving north on the BAB 1 and exceeded the maximum permitted speed of 80 km/h. During the follow-up journey, an average speed of 200 km/h was documented. The 25-year-old driver also faces a three-month driving ban, two points and a fine of 1,400 euros.

   c. The driver of a Tesla taxi was noticed on the BAB 25 in the direction of Hamburg because of his excessive speed. Until the checkpoint at the Hamburg fish market, the 36-year-old driver ignored two red lights and repeatedly exceeded the permitted speed limit. In addition to a notice of administrative offenses and a fine of around 760 euros to be paid by the driver, a report was written to the Authority for Transport and Mobility Transition. 

The crew of a Hamburg ProViDa vehicle was coerced by a driver of a Ford Focus while driving onto the B5, Bergedorfer Straße, Billstedt junction. The 53-year-old German prevented the ProViDa vehicle from merging into the flow of traffic by braking, accelerating and pushing away. A criminal complaint was filed against the driver.

Another ProViDa crew from Schleswig-Holstein noticed a Mercedes AMG C43 on the Reeperbahn, which repeatedly accelerated until it stopped on Eiffestrasse. The 33-year-old driver exceeded the speed limit several times and also ran a red light. The driver can expect a one-month driving ban, two points and a fine of around 720 euros.

On the BAB 25, heading west, the driver of a Ford S-Max was noticed exceeding the maximum permissible speed of 120 km/h. The 18-year-old driver reached an average speed of 190 km/h. The novice driver has only had his driving license for a year. He now faces a two-month driving ban, two points, additional training with an extension of the probationary period and a fine of 1,200 euros.

A 40-year-old drove his Peugeot Expert car on the BAB 1, Kreuz Hamburg-Ost and exceeded the maximum permitted speed of 80 km/h. The average speed measured was 178 km/h. The driver provided a security deposit of 1,995 euros.

In the future, the Hamburg police will continue to carry out targeted traffic controls together with the police from neighboring federal states in order to combat the main causes of accidents and thus increase safety on the roads.

European Bike Week Parade from the Harley-Davidson meeting in Carinthia
European Bike Week Parade 2018 at Lake Faak

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