Blitzmarathon for motorists

Police on nationwide hunt for speeders

Police on nationwide hunt for speeders
Photo: DPA
German and European police have been stationed by the sides of roads since 6am on Thursday in the first Europe-wide “Blitz-marathon” aimed at catching speeders.

Around 13,000 officers will be checking drivers' speeds at 7,000 spots across Germany, in addition to the existing fixed speed cameras.

Particular focus will be on accident hot spots, in residential areas and in front of daycare centres (Kitas), as police hope to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding.

The one state not participating is Schleswig-Holstein, where thousands of officers were tied up this week securing the G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Lübeck on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Click on the links below to find out where the speed traps will be in your state.




Brandenburg (pdf)



Hesse (pdf)

Lower Saxony

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (pdf)

North Rhine-Westphalia



Saxony (pdf)


Thuringia (pdf)

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