There is no requirement in Germany to display a Tempo 100 sticker on vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2008, the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK has confirmed.
The CPT said some members have reported their drivers have been stopped by the German authorities or police and subsequently fined for not displaying a sticker on vehicles within this group.
The CPT’s confirmation comes after speaking directly with the German Trade Association (BDO) which has investigated the matter on its behalf with the German Ministry of Transport, which in turn has confirmed there is currently no requirement to display a Tempo 100 sticker on vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2008.
If you have unfortunately been fined in Germany for alleged noncompliance for a vehicle registered on or after this date, the advice given by BDO says any affected UK operators should immediately commence an appeal process with the issuing authority upon their return from Germany.
CPT would also like to hear from any operators who may have been affected by this situation, so please email Graham Messenger at [email protected] with incident details, including the level of fine, precise location within Germany and, if at all possible, identification details of the official or police officer involved.