Tuesday 11th May 2021
Tips

Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Reading time approx. 9 Minutes

Police fine catalog tuning illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

As we all know, it can have serious consequences if you have not had a change to the vehicle approved by a test center or if you are driving without a ABE. So you almost always drive without a valid operating license. This can result in a fine, points, a driving ban and, in the worst case, even a prison sentence. The General operating permit (ABE) is usually issued by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) and should be a component like a small one spoiler, a window tint or a Shade at top attach. The ABE must then be carried in the car and, in the event of an inspection, serves as proof that all guidelines and regulations for public road traffic are still met with the additional components. A rough Overview to You can find “proper tuning” here.

We also have a large overview of the tuning of the headlights!

LED parking light SMD pear tuning 4 e1562307946850 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

If the component is only accompanied by an appraisal, then this must be used to ensure that it is immediately entered in the vehicle documents by a checkpoint to cause. The submission of the parts certificate to a police check or to the main inspection is not sufficient. The following information should explain how driving according to the catalog of fines is handled without an operating license and what can happen if the component is found to be used illegally during a check. However, we assume no liability for the correctness.

  1. illegal lowering
  2. impermissible exhaust system
  3. prohibited headlight tuning (more info)
  4. inadmissible tinting of the panes
  5. impermissible attachments
  6. impermissible increase in performance
  7. illegal emoji car display
  8. impermissible rims / tires
  9. impermissible foiling / painting
  10. prohibited sports seats / belts
  11. prohibited license plate pinball used
  12. Penalties if there is no operating license 

Lowering fines

Widebody Chevrolet Camaro Airride Tuning Gen6 41 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

The deeper the car, the faster you can make tight turns, right? Not really! And often the public transport routes are not designed for extremely low-lying cars. There are bumps, bumps, potholes and curbs. Sitting on it can lead to serious damage to the vehicle and accidents. You have to pay attention to the legal regulations Lowering to adhere to. If you do not do this, the following fines are due according to the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Driving with impermissible
Vehicle
25 €
... plus the
traffic safety
impaired
90 €1
Driving without a valid one
approval
50 €
... plus the
traffic safety
impaired
90 €1

All statements without guarantee

Fines too loud exhaust

Sidepipes tuning sports exhaust system Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Changes to the exhaust, even only on DB Killer / DB Eater, can quickly lead to police sanctions. Changes can be made to the silencers, whether on the tailpipe or the catalytic converter, but how high are the sanctions if something is not correct? Is the sports catalytic converter not allowed? Is the entire system maybe too loud? Or became a forbidden one sound generator or even one Kat dummy installed? These are the punishments. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Nuisance from unnecessary
Noise and exhaust gases
80 €
Absence of ABE
or type approval
10 €
Exhaust shows
sideways / to the rear
hiaus over the edge of the vehicle
20 €
Driving without
approval
50 €
Dimensions
exceeded
60 €1
Driving without a catalytic converterFine +
Tax procedure

All statements without guarantee

Fines illegal headlight tuning

Taillights illegally glaze 2 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

In Germany, we do not have a general obligation to drive with lights on during the day, therefore existing daytime running lights can be used as desired, but misuse of the daytime running lights is not permitted. And changes to other lights on the vehicle are almost always illegal. The requirements of Paragraphs 49a to 54, 60 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) must be followed and the European regulations must be observed. Underbody lighting that is active while driving, LED Stripes Am or Im Headlights or painted (glazed) and foiled headlights are not allowed, for example. That even applies to simple ones Brake light sticker. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafe
Violation of general
Lighting regulations
5 €
Fog lights / searchlights
(Offroad lights) wrong
adjusted or installed
15 €
KFZ has other lighting
facilities as
prescribed installed
20 €
Driving without an operating license50 €

All statements without guarantee

Fines illegal tinting of the panes

Sun protection windows tint tuning 1 e1558952642564 illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

If the modifications to the vehicle result in the driver's field of vision being restricted too much, a police check can mean a fine of at least 10 euros. Because if the driver cannot fully view the surroundings, the safety of vehicle passengers and other road users is at risk. The front side windows and the windscreen in particular must therefore be kept clear. Of the Shade at top is subject to exact criteria and the Window tinting sideways in front is usually illegal and only in a few cases by means of a medical certificate special permission allowed. The windshield, however, must not be tinted at all, apart from a few centimeters. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Driving at too
low visibility
10 €
type approval
not available / included
10 €
Vehicle not
according to regulations
25 €
traffic safety
impaired
90 €1

All statements without guarantee

Fines illegal attachments outside

3D design carbon aerodynamic kit tuning BMW X4 M F98 4 illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

The body of vehicles is designed so that in the event of an accident involving a pedestrian or cyclist, the victim suffers as little damage as possible. Therefore, there are many smooth surfaces and the manufacturers avoid sharp edges as much as possible in order to reduce serious injuries to passers-by. Therefore no sharp-edged spoilers and Attachments be installed that have no ABE or have an opinion modification acceptance to enable at a test center. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Driving a car without a license50 €
Exceeding the
approved dimensions
60 €1

All statements without guarantee

Fines illegal performance increase

Noelle Motors BMW M5 F90 Chiptuning 9 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, Chiptuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Tuning from the engine almost always aims to increase the performance of the vehicle. There are numerous variants and possibilities of the tuningbox and nitrous oxide engine. However, many are not approved for public road traffic. Possibilities for legal operation A performance increase is a variant with a general operating permit (ABE) or a general type approval (ABG) that the examiner can use for the registration. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Vehicle changed inadmissible
and driven with it
25 €
By means of inadmissible
Performance increase the
Environmental impact
90 €
By means of inadmissible
Performance increase the
Road safety endangered
90 €1

All statements without guarantee

Fines Emoji car display in the window

Emoji Car Display Smiley Display Tuning 4 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

We already have it ourselves tried out and also on the punishments pointed. An active emoji car display in the window (no matter in which disc) is prohibited. In Germany, use is punishable under Section 49a of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO). Because only the prescribed and the permitted lighting equipment may be installed on the car. The Emoji Car Display is clearly not one of them. And the displays do not count as part of the interior lighting when activated. At least not if they can be seen from the outside. According to the StVZO, interior lighting must not penetrate outside. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafe
KFZ has more
Lighting
facilities as
prescribed installed
20 €

All statements without guarantee

Fines wrong rims / tires

Single piece 1972 GMC 1500 Pickup Restomod 23 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

When installing new rims, it is essential to ensure that they also match the vehicle and the permitted tire type. If this is not the case, the operating license can expire. LED rims are of course one impermissible Lighting device on the vehicle. Also one phosphorescent paint is prohibited. And a violation of the entered dimensions of the rims / tires can also be expensive. The rims must never protrude from the wheel edge of the vehicle. A violation can lead to the decommissioning of the vehicle and the expiry of the operating license. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Corresponds to the vehicle
not the regulations
25 €
... thereby road safety
impaired
90 €1
Driving without a car
approval
50 €
... thereby road safety
impaired
90 €1
Exceeding the
allowed dimensions
60 €1

All statements without guarantee

Fines illegal foiling / painting

Gold chrome foil Lamborghini Aventador Tuning Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

There is an express ban for the popular ones chromium films for example not. However, use is not permitted without hesitation, because it must work in accordance with Section 19 (2) of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations. Here it is decided in individual cases whether the film is suitable for road traffic or not. There must be no danger to road traffic. This is definitely the case with a vehicle that is fully foiled with reflective, silver or gold chrome foil. The strong reflection can temporarily make the car invisible to other drivers or extremely blind. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Endangering others
Road users
through the foiling
50 € - 90 €1
Endangering others
Road users
through the foiling
individually
Expire the
approval

All statements without guarantee

Fines illegal sports seats / belts

Bucket seats Sports seats information Tuning Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Anyone who has installed a sports steering wheel in their vehicle that has no ABE or the necessary entry with the existing one Parts certificate / parts approval has not been carried out, he basically receives the penalties for changes not made outside from the vehicle there. This applies to seat rails that are not permitted, to sports seats that are not permitted and, of course, to modified seat belts. If an entry has not been made, the vehicle's operating license expires and it can still be decommissioned on the spot. Points and high penalties threaten. (Back to overview)

DescriptionStrafePoints
Driving with impermissible
Vehicle
25 €
... plus the
traffic safety
impaired
90 €1
Driving without a valid one
approval
50 €
... plus the
traffic safety
impaired
90 €1

All statements without guarantee

Fines for license plate flippers & co

Folding License Plate Flipper License Plate Tuning Illegal Lowering, Exhaust System, Chiptuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

If your car has a so-called Plate Flipper installed and he notices the police, then trouble is guaranteed. If the number plate folds down on request, or turns at the push of a button or even a blind moves in front of the license plate, then this is illegal. All three systems are PROHIBITED in road traffic, of course, and all others of this type! The license plate must not be changed. Not even a small one License plate sticker like a black Europe emblem or the logo of your favorite club. (Back to overview)

DescriptionfinePoints
License plate difficult to read5 €
Inspection sticker / inspection mark
covered or dirty
5 €
Rear license plate corresponds
not the regulation
10 €
Front license plate corresponds
not the regulation
10 €
License plate not in
good condition
10 €
License plate lighting
not in accordance with regulations
10 €
License plate is missing60 €
License plate with glass,
Foil etc. versehen
65 €

All statements without guarantee

Fines for driving without a license?

Section 19 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) stipulates that motor vehicles or trailers may only participate in road traffic in Germany if they have a valid operating license. So there must ALWAYS be a valid ABE. This must also be carried when driving the vehicle. If this is not the case, it is a traffic offense. As "driving without an operating license" it is subject to a small fine. However, if there is generally no permit for commissioning, there are additional penalties in addition to the fine. Especially when a hazard from other road users cannot be excluded. If you endanger road safety, you risk a fine of at least 135 euros. (Back to overview)

Driving without a license Penalties Police 2 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Penalties if there is no operating license

  • Fine in the amount -> 10 Euros, if ABE or type approval is not there.
  • Fine in the amount -> 50 Eurosif the vehicle is on the road without a valid operating permit.
  • Fine in the amount -> 90 Euroswhen by driving without operating permit Environment was affected.
  • Fine in the amount -> 90 Euros and 1 point in Flensburg, if traffic safety was impaired by driving without an operating permit.
    (Back to overview)

TUNE IT SAFE Police BMW M850i ​​G15 AC Schnitzer Tuning 29 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Of course that had not been the case.

tuningblog.eu has a lot of other articles on the subject of auto & tuning in stock. Do you want to see them all? Just click HERE and look around. But also planned changes in the law, violations in road traffic, current regulations in the field of STVO or on the subject inspection we would like to inform you regularly. Everything you can find in the category "Test sites, laws, offenses, information". Following an excerpt of the last information:

Interesting facts about seat belts and seat belts in Germany!

Seatbelt duty Seatbelt law Penalties Geb% C3% BChr e1594720135765 310x165 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Feared: The MPU (idiot test) and what needs to be considered!

MPU Iditotentest costs questions preparation 310x165 illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

Dashcams - practical problem solving

Crash Cam Dash Cam Law allows BGH Verkehr e1594900175994 310x165 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

"Tuningblog.eu" - we keep you up to date on the subject of car tuning and car styling with our tuning magazine and we present you the latest tuned vehicles from all over the world every day. It's best to subscribe to ours Feed and will automatically be informed as soon as there is something new about this post, and of course also to all other contributions.

Smava tuning blog credit 12 e1618563898711 Illegal lowering, exhaust system, chip tuning & Co.? These fines threaten!

You might also be interested in…         by tuningblog.eu


Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.