With a first rough control of the diesel driving ban it becomes serious for the drivers of older vehicles in hamburg. As the police announced on wednesday (20. June 2018), trucks will be checked for their pollutant class in the area of stresemannstrabe during the operation starting thursday morning. Since the beginning of the month, trucks are only allowed to drive on one and a half kilometers of the busy road in the altona district if they meet the current euro standard. Violations are also to be punished as administrative offenses with immediate effect.
Since 2013, all new trucks and buses with diesel engines have had to comply with the euro 6 emissions standard. Unlike passenger cars, trucks have had to prove the effectiveness of their exhaust aftertreatment on the road since then. For passenger cars, this only applies from the euro 6d-temp emissions standard, which will be mandatory for all cars registered for the first time from 1 september 2019. September 2019.
Up to now, banned drivers in hamburg have only been warned and informed about the new regulation by means of information flyers. Now warnings and fines of 25 euros for cars and 75 euros for trucks are threatened. Hamburg was the first state to introduce. June 2018, hamburg was the first federal state to introduce two so-called drive-through restrictions for older diesel vehicles to reduce nitrogen oxide pollution in the air. In addition to the stresemannstrabe also on 600 meters of the nearby max-brauer-allee. Diesel cars that do not meet the euro 6 standard are no longer allowed to drive there. However, there are extensive exceptions for residents and neighbors.
Air monitoring stations are located along both stretches of road. In recent years, the nitrogen oxide limit value, which poses a risk of health problems, especially for the elderly and people who are already exposed to pollution, has always been exceeded there. According to the hamburg senate, compliance with the limit value at these sections is only possible through the passage restrictions. The federal administrative court in leipzig declared such measures permissible in principle in february 2018.
The driving bans have so far only been checked by the police on a random basis and as part of their normal patrol duties. To avoid more serious traffic disruptions during thursday’s rough check, suspected trucks were escorted from stresemannstrabe to heiligengeistfeld after being waved out, where the actual inspection of the vehicles was to take place, a police spokeswoman said. One checkpoint will be set up on stresemannstrabe in each direction of travel. Further rough checks – then also for passenger cars on max-brauer-allee – are planned. However, it is not yet known when they will take place.