The legal background of unlimited motorway sections regulates the following regulation:
Ordinance - Recommended Motorway Speed - V
(Verordnung - Autobahn-Richtgeschwindigkeit - V)
The ordinance on a general recommended speed on motorways and similar roads (Verordnung über eine allgemeine Richtgeschwindigkeit auf Autobahnen und ähnlichen Straßen), or motorway recommended speed (Autobahn-Richtgeschwindigkeit - V) for short reads:
It is recommended to drivers of passenger cars and other motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 t, even in favorable road, traffic, visibility and weather conditions
- on highways (sign 330.1),
- outside built-up areas on other roads with lanes for one direction, separated by median strips or other structures, and
- outside built-up areas on roads that have at least two lanes marked by lane delimitation (sign 295) or by guidelines (sign 340) for each direction,
not to drive faster than 130 km/h (recommended motorway speed).
This does not apply if there are maximum speeds according to the StVO or its sign (sign 274).
As can be seen from the legal text, a recommended speed of 130 km/h is recommended. Exceeding this does not constitute a criminal offense or an administrative offense or a violation of the road traffic regulations.
As can be seen from the legal text, a recommended speed of 130 km/h is recommended. Exceeding this does not constitute a criminal offense or an administrative offense or a violation of the german road traffic regulations (Straßenverkehrsordnung (StVO)).
Road Traffic Regulations (Straßenverkehrsordnung (StVO))
The Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) is a statutory ordinance of the Federal Republic of Germany.
It lays down the rules for all people participating in road traffic.
In addition to the traffic regulations, the road signs and their meaning are also explained in the StVO.
The most important signs for Autobahn Speedhunters and motorway enthusiasts are summarized below.
Sign 282 - End of all route bans
Sign 330 - Highway