Speeding trucker caught driving in his socks fined €820 by German road police
Last Saturday, road police in Göttingen carried out an inspection on a truck that had significantly broken the speed limit for HGVs. They later observed that the trucker had been driving in his socks.
Driving without wearing suitable shoes is a violation of the road regulations in Germany. However, it turned out that the driver was guilty of more offences.
The officials determined that the 41-year-old, who was driving a Polish-registered truck, had been on the road for several days exclusively in Germany and had broken rules on drivers’ hours and rest times.
Am Samstag kontrollierten unsere 👮♀️👮 der Autobahnpolizei einen Sattelzug und stellten hierbei eine Vielzahl von Verstößen fest. Unter anderem trug der Fahrzeugführer kein festes Schuhwerk.
— Polizei Göttingen (@Polizei_GOE) March 18, 2021
In addition to that, he had significantly exceeded the speed limit in a large number of cases on his journey from North Rhine-Westphalia to Hamburg.
A total of twelve individual violations were found within a three-day period. The catalogue of fines for the offences adds up to a minimum of €820 and a driving ban.
Another 3-digit fine will also be slapped on top of the aforementioned figure due to the driver’s violation of drivers’ hours rules.
Photo credit: Polizei Göttingen