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 authority exercise its discretion in accordance with its duty. 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.