EM jewelry on vehicles and motorcades pose an increased property and casualty risk. Even if in an emergency jump in motor liability or comprehensive insurance, you should despite all enthusiasm observe certain safety precautions, so it does not even come to harm. And EM tourists in reflective vest traveling to France to be live at the European Football Championship this should note the specifics of.
Whether pennants, stickers or national flags – at least since the 2006 home World Cup in Germany to show guests the Germans also at its car flag. Even before the weekend started at the European Football Championship in France the number of vehicles with EM jewelry has increased daily.
Caution at high speeds
But for all his enthusiasm should not be forgotten that flags & Co. can always mean a security risk. So double careful about with such flags, which are secured with a plastic plug in the window gap. Because these cheap products have long since the quality such as the flags on diplomatic cars usually.
During the last European Football Championship and World Cup could be observed ditches in numerous German (highway) that many flags have adopted from the stalk. It is particularly dangerous if you have a car ride on.
Because these flags are not permitted in the rule for high speeds and the loads occurring on the material here does not stand. To play it safe, so the flags Deco should be completely removed before long (highway) rides. On the destination Ansteckfahnen can be mounted again.
Watching you also in flags, streamers and other decorations when they are mounted on the windshield or rear window. Because it belongs to the traffic safety obligations of a motorist, ensure an unobstructed view.
Therefore, one should renounce such joy expressions most complete or remove at least after the jubilation aria in motorcade such Patriotism statements as quickly as possible.
Caution should be exercised in motorcades. Even if they are tolerated by the police often, so they are not allowed by the Road Traffic Act – and pose a huge security risk.
People who live in the euphoria of the victory of the national team in the window opening, or leaning out of windows or sunroof, risking serious or even fatal injuries. This has the Allianz Center for Technology found in crash tests – and has been at a relatively low speed of 40 km / h.
And what is the damage?
Makes use of the EM-decoration autonomously and damaged, for example, another car with reflective tape or injuring a pedestrian, the motor vehicle liability insurance commences. Cannot be determined the cause, the victim remains sitting on the damage.
If a burglary committed by a due infected banner not completely closed window, which is a case for the comprehensive insurance. However, since even a small window gap increases the risk of theft, the damage will be considered as gross negligence.
Then, the insurer may reduce the benefits payable commensurate with the severity of the policyholder’s fault ratio. Many insurers offer but rates with waiving the defense of gross negligence, depending on your provider up to certain maximum amounts and until the sum insured.
Therefore it is advisable, in the window gap fortified flags always dismount when you park the vehicle unattended. This also applies to an ever so brief detour to the supermarket – because professional thieves only need a few seconds to clear a car empty.
When do football fans with the car on the trip to France, they should observe the legal features the (traffic-). For example, includes the InfoCenter of R + V Versicherung out that are significantly higher fines for certain offenses.
Make sure to avoid should therefore distractions behind the wheel – it calls without a hands or just searching the glove compartment. Even wearing headphones is prohibited. Up to 1,500 euro fine threaten the person who looks at a screen while driving, warns the R + V.
Unlike in Germany, flip-flops and Co. are prohibited for drivers – they have to wear sturdy shoes in France. Who does not adhere to it and is caught, can it be requested up to 75 Euro to the cashier.
Also, notwithstanding the rules in this country, not only the driver, but all passengers must wear a reflective safety vest when leaving the vehicle after an accident or breakdown. It otherwise threaten up to 750 euros fine.