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Driving in Germany

Germany is a beautiful country known for its scenic drive routes, bustling cities, and rich culture. If you are planning to own a car in this country or drive here, there are some important things that you need to know. Owning a car in Germany comes with many benefits, such as access to off-the-beaten-path destinations, great road infrastructure, and the opportunity to explore the country at your own pace.
However, it also requires you to navigate complex regulations, obtain the right documentation and insurance, and regularly maintain your vehicle.
Driving in this country is an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime, but it requires that you adhere to strict traffic laws, observe speed limits, and respect other drivers and pedestrians on the road. 

Safety on the Road – Wildlife

Avoiding collisions with wild animals According to statistics from the German Hunting Association, there were more than 200,000 wildlife accidents throughout Germany in 2020 and

Car Insurance

You cannot register your vehicle without having insurance. There are basically three options for vehicle insurance – third-party, partial or comprehensive.Third-party liability insurance is compulsory,

First aid kit

The traffic law in Germany stipulates that all drivers must carry a first aid kit (Verbandkasten) in their vehicle. The contents of your first aid

Winter Tyres

The winter conditions in Germany can make the roads dangerous and slippery to drive on.Winter conditions are for example black ice, slippery snow, slush, slippery

Registering a vehicle

Registering a vehicle This is still a draft space.  https://www.iamexpat.de/expat-info/driving-germany/registering-vehicle      

Road Rules

  Driving on German roads is very well regulated and if you don’t adhere to the rules you will get penalty points against your name

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