Where can the de-registered car be parked and in what period of time can it be towed? Questions that are asked often. Often you can see deregistered cars outside on the streets without a license plate stand. However, the owners of these vehicles are threatened legal consequences. In some cities, vehicles belong without license plate at the roadside almost to the everyday street scene. Often it is deregistered cars whose future is not certain. Either the search for a potential buyer is in progress, or the car has just been parked after the new purchase without being registered. Maybe it's just a Campingwagenthat is only used seasonally, or a Oldtimerwaiting for future restoration. Often, however, vehicles also become simple disposed ofby asking from the owner without a valid license plate be turned off. Maybe the repairs were no longer affordable or the tax and insurance became too expensive.
Park a registered car on the street?
Can a deregistered car be parked on the street? The answer to this is very clear "No". A car that is not registered is not allowed in public traffic areas emotional or simply parked become. That is because of the legal Liability insurance mostly can not be is available. In such a case you even make yourself punishable. There are also cases in which the car goes unannounced, but nonetheless insured is - for example during a test drive with a red dealer license plate or at the Transfer trip with an existing short-term license plate, but in this case that is can not be to compare.
How is the public transport space defined?
Part of the public traffic area public roads and public places, as well as everyone Parking, the can not be belongs to private property. What many do not know: even one private road and an private way, which is used by the majority with the consent or tolerance of the owner, counts to public transport space. These are, for example, parking spaces for some shops and even supposedly private streets with the sign "open for residents“Signposted. However, these are excluded private landwhich can only be entered by a small group of people. Deregistered cars may only be parked on such private property.
Where can I park a deregistered car?
A vehicle (not just a car) which logged off may, for example, be parked on the property of acquaintances and friends or in the private garage. There are special parking halls for special vehicles such as a vintage car, seasonal vehicle or caravan. It becomes difficult with rented parking spaces or rented garages: Here the owners and the respective landlords have to agree on what can be parked on the respective property. Most rental contracts for such parking spaces or garages usually contain a special clause that only allows them to be used there registered vehicles turn off.
When does the regulatory office intervene?
If a deregistered vehicle is discovered in public traffic, a Penalty payment in form of the fine to be imposed. The owner can be identified by the vehicle identification number, even if the license plate is missing. Most of the time, the authorities only affix a request to the window at the beginning, and the vehicle within a fixed period of time to move. Legally, parked vehicles on public roads are deemed to be unauthorized special use from a public traffic area.
When can a deregistered vehicle be towed?
If the vehicle owner receives the request from the responsible municipality to remove the vehicle, ignored, then it can be towed. After it has been towed, it can auctioned oder sogar disposed of become. This applies in general every vehicle that is logged off and parked on the road. However, this is not as easy as some churches imagine. Such a measure must be legally one hundred percent correct. A deregistered car is allowed not without an administrative order be towed.
In one case, the vehicle's liability insurance had expired. After that the vehicle was deregistered from office. The authorities put an official sticker on the windshield of the car with a request that the car be in at the latest five days to remove. The tow truck came about 1 week after the deadline. The owner of the vehicle has an invoice for it 175 Euros receive. However, he did not pay the sum because he did not consider the towing to be legal. The court agreed with him. The vehicle was properly parked by the owner and had not bothered anyone. A direct tow was not necessary. Instead of towing it, the city would first have to find the vehicle owner and give him one written order send, which is associated with a deadline for the removal of the vehicle. The note on the window was not enough. It could have been that the vehicle owner did not notice this in time. For this reason, the towing costs had to be paid by the owner not get paid.
Judgment confirmed by the Higher Administrative Court
The above judgment was confirmed by the Higher Administrative Court in North Rhine-Westphalia. With that the usual towing method overturned by the court. It was finally possible for the city to tell the owner of the vehicle by means of the license plate to detect and send him a request to have the vehicle removed. Towing the vehicle without a warning is only in exceptional cases allowed, for example if there is a risk to traffic. By the way, a judgment by the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court indicates that for a deregistered and thus vehicle no longer insured there is no insurance coverage. So if there is damage, it will not be covered by the vehicle owner's personal liability insurance. At the end... De-registered end-of-life vehicles are unsightly on the roadside, but a quick towing is entirely without a formal notification and a written deadline but is can not be possible.
Of course that had not been the case.
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