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Traffic signs and traffic facilities

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Traffic signs and traffic facilities are used to regulate traffic. They are ordered by the authorities and must be observed by road users. Temporary orders for traffic signs and traffic facilities are also possible.

However, traffic signs and devices may only be ordered if absolutely necessary.

Traffic signs include

  • Traffic signs,
  • road markings,
  • Traffic light displays (e.g. variable message signs).

Traffic facilities are

  • Barriers,
  • barrier posts,
  • parking meters,
  • parking ticket machines,
  • railings, barriers,
  • guidance systems,
  • flashing light and traffic light systems ("traffic lights").

All traffic signs are listed in the traffic sign catalog (VZKat).


Who should I contact?

To the road traffic authorities or (in the case of road construction work) to the road construction authorities. Railroad companies are also responsible for level crossings.

Depending on the type of road (e.g. municipal, state or federal road), the road traffic authorities are

  • the Schleswig-Holstein State Road Construction and Transport Authority, head office in Kiel,
  • the districts and independent cities,
  • the towns and municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants,
  • the independent towns and municipalities with up to 20,000 inhabitants and the authorities in the case of orders
    • on stopping and parking,
    • to prevent extraordinary damage to municipal roads,
    • in connection with local events in accordance with Section 29 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO),
    • in connection with localized road works.

Road construction authorities are those authorities that perform the tasks of the road construction authorities involved in accordance with the statutory regulations.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

The costs for traffic signs and facilities are generally borne by the road authorities. Deviating from this, there are other regulations, in particular from § 5 b Para. 2 - 6 StVG and § 51 StVO (e.g. bearing of costs by the applicant for tourist signs).

Further information on traffic signs and symbols can be found on the website of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the road traffic authorities or (in the case of road construction work) to the road construction authorities. Railroad companies are also responsible for level crossings.

Depending on the type of road (e.g. municipal, state or federal road), the road traffic authorities are

  • the Schleswig-Holstein State Road Construction and Transport Authority, head office in Kiel,
  • the districts and independent cities,
  • the towns and municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants,
  • the independent towns and municipalities with up to 20,000 inhabitants and the authorities in the case of orders
    • on stopping and parking,
    • to prevent extraordinary damage to municipal roads,
    • in connection with local events in accordance with Section 29 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulations (StVO),
    • in connection with localized road works.

Road construction authorities are those authorities that perform the tasks of the road construction authorities involved in accordance with the statutory regulations.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

The costs for traffic signs and facilities are generally borne by the road authorities. Deviating from this, there are other regulations, in particular from § 5 b Para. 2 - 6 StVG and § 51 StVO (e.g. bearing of costs by the applicant for tourist signs).

Further information on traffic signs and symbols can be found on the website of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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