Road traffic; application for a special permit
The road traffic authorities may, under certain conditions, exempt road users from the general traffic rules of the Road Traffic Regulations and the special traffic rules of signage and marking by granting an exemption.
The road traffic authorities may, upon request, grant exceptions to the general traffic rules of the Road Traffic Regulations and to the prohibitions or restrictions imposed by signs or markings.
The road traffic authorities may only grant an exemption in particularly urgent exceptional situations in individual cases or in general for certain applicants (meaning here, for example, severely disabled persons with exceptional walking disabilities and blind persons, residents, craftsmen or persons working in social services) and only for a limited period of time.
They are required to make strict demands on the proof of the special exceptional situation and the urgency. The safety of traffic must not be impaired by the special permit. If necessary, the road traffic authority must ensure this by imposing additional requirements and conditions. Losses in the fluidity of traffic are also to be prevented as far as possible by such requirements and conditions, if necessary.
The road traffic authority shall conduct a hearing procedure for this purpose. Affected authorities will be heard in this process. As a citizen, however, you have no legal claim to the granting of such an exemption. You can, however, demand that the road traffic authorities exercise their discretion in accordance with their duties. The exceptional situation asserted by you must be weighed up by the road traffic authority against the public interests and the interests of third parties.
Information can be obtained from the road traffic authorities at the district offices, independent cities and municipalities.
The fee for the decision on an exemption is €10.20 to €767.00 per exemption and per vehicle/person. In the case of several vehicles/persons or similar cases, a reduced total fee can be charged. Different fee regulations apply for exemptions in the area of large and heavy goods traffic.
In addition, there may be costs for expenses of the authorities.
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Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration
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