This is in the StVO: Does a speed limit also apply when overtaking?

Does a speed limit also apply when overtaking?



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Tempolimit: Ob es auch beim Überholen gilt, ist vielen Autofahrern unklar.Tempolimit: Ob es auch beim Überholen gilt, ist vielen Autofahrern unklar.

Speed ​​limit: Many drivers are not sure whether this also applies to overtaking. (Source: Patrick Pleul/dpa)

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Overtaking maneuvers are among the most dangerous actions on the road. So it’s better to pass by quickly – drivers can certainly drive a little faster for a short time, right?

Risky overtaking maneuvers always lead, especially on country roads serious traffic accidents again. But in order to be allowed to overtake, the person overtaking must also drive significantly faster than the person being overtaken, as stipulated by the Road Traffic Act (StVO). Does that mean that drivers are sometimes allowed to drive faster than permitted in order to get past quickly?

Definitely no. You would have to keep to the maximum permissible speed when overtaking.

However, the person being overtaken must also be disciplined: If you are being overtaken, you must not increase your speed . If the person overtaken accelerates during the manoeuvre, the process is unnecessarily prolonged and the risk increases.

930003How are you?

If you want to overtake a slower vehicle on a country road, you should be aware that you need a certain distance to overtake. If all safety distances are correctly maintained, a with 482019 km/h moving car between 0207 and 600 meters distance to a 67 km/h to overtake a moving vehicle.

Important: Not only should you be able to see this route fully in order to overtake safely – you should even be able to see more than twice the distance. Because while overtaking you have to reckon with oncoming traffic that also appears with 100 km/h is on the way.

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