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EU regulation on technical inspection for motorbikes

EU regulation on technical inspection for motorbikesThe EU decided on uniform regulations for the technical testing of motorbikes to ensure road safety. However, France, Denmark and ...

European Court of Justice strengthens air passenger rights when traveling across EU borders

European Court of Justice strengthens air passenger rights when traveling across EU bordersThe European Court of Justice has strengthened the rights of airline passengers. Anyone arriving ...

Collision between lane changer and approaching vehicle

Collision between lane changer and approaching vehicle The factsThe plaintiff collided with another motorist as she was parking out of a parking bay arranged lengthwise - to the right ...

Is booster vaccination mandatory for cruises?  

Is booster vaccination mandatory for cruises?Is a booster vaccination mandatory for cruises in Europe, or is the basic vaccination enough to get on board? A specifically defined booster ...

New traffic rules in Spain

New traffic rules in Spain On 21 March 2022, some changes to the Spanish Road Traffic Act (Ley de Tráfico y Seguridad Vial) came into force that are also relevant for residents and ...

Mandatory masks on planes: What are the airlines in Europe planning?

Mandatory masks on planes: What are the airlines in Europe planning? In Germany, masks are compulsory for short- and long-distance travel, despite the loosening in the new Infection ...

Two-wheeler drivers have a higher risk of accidents

Two-wheeler drivers have a higher risk of accidentsEven if there are fewer fatal road accidents than in the 1970s, cyclists and motorcyclists benefit – according to an evaluation ...

Hamburg U-Space real laboratory becomes blueprint for drone traffic

Hamburg U-Space real laboratory becomes blueprint for drone traffic In the future, drones will be safely integrated into the airspace with so-called U-Space areas - also in interaction ...

The European Commission has published two new public consultations

1. Driving licence directiveThe European Commission has opened a public consultation on the revision of the Driving Licenses Directive. 2. Cross-border enforcement of road traffic regulationsMoreover, ...

Insurers take over liability protection for uninsured Ukrainian cars in Germany

Insurers take over liability protection for uninsured Ukrainian cars in Germany An obstacle that made it difficult for people from Ukraine to flee to the European Union has been solved: ...

EU strengthens rail transport at the expense of air transport

EU strengthens rail transport at the expense of air transport   According to the Commission's action plan, rail transport is to be further strengthened. The maximum speed on ...

Deutsche Bahn AG expands AI project for more efficient suburban Train operations

Deutsche Bahn AG expands AI project for more efficient suburban Train operations Artificial intelligence (AI) is initially intended to ensure smoother processes and more punctual trains ...

No claim from strict liability in case of swallowing a porcelain splinter on board

No claim from strict liability in case of swallowing a porcelain splinter on board The district court of Rostock (Germany) ruled that the plaintiff, who swallowed a piece of porcelain ...

Slovak Articulated Lorry, Austrian Trailer – German Accident

Slovak Articulated Lorry, Austrian Trailer – German Accident The Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court was currently dealing with the application of German law to the internal compensation ...

Slovakia has certified flying car for air travel

Slovakia has certified flying car for air travel From the motorway into the air: In Slovakia, a hybrid car-airplane was officially certified for air transport for the first time. The ...

Toyota supplies fuel cell modules for trains

Toyota has delivered the first of six fuel cell modules for an emission free train powered by both electricity from the catenary and a hydrogen drive. With this the car manufacturer ...

Netherlands: New government; new plans on traffic

Netherlands: New government; new plans on traffic On 15 December 2021, the Netherlands presented its new government. With the new government comes a new vision for transport and Europe. ...

Rights of passengers in case of an early set flight.

If a flight is set early for more than an hour the passengers will be able to claim for compensation. The early set flight deprives passengers of the opportunity to freely dispose of ...

Ulf Lemor - Obituary

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EU Motor Insurance Directive

Revised Motor Insurance Directive publishedIn June 2021, the European Commission, Parliament and Council agreed on a draft Directive amending the Motor Insurance Directive, which was ...

European Commission presents new requirements for mobility in Europe

The European Commission want to create a greener and more modernized mobility in Europe. Therefore, on 14th of December this year, it has presented various measures which should lead ...

ECJ: Motor third party liability insurance

ECJ: Motor third party liability insurance for registered and not immobilised motor vehicles is compulsory The European Court of Justice has ruled that the conclusion of a motor vehicle ...

New EU-Directive 2021/2118

On 24th of November this year, the new EU-Directive 2021/2118 amending the Directive 2009/103/EC relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, ...

Covid and Freight Traffic

Effect of Covid to international freight traffic The impact of the pandemic to the international goods movement were huge. Various regulations in different countries lead to a confused ...

Study about Mobility Pricing Switzerland

Study about mobility pricing in Switzerland According to a study by various Universities in Switzerland, the individual pricing of all cost of mobility could lower the economic costs ...

Autonomous driving train in germany

First completely autonomous driving train in Hamburg The first fully automatic, digital controlled train started in Hamburg. Four trains will travel between the stations Berliner Tor ...

Climate Ticket austria

Climate ticket in Austria From the 26th of October on, it will be possible to use almost all buses and trains in Austria with the new Climate ticket. The ticket will be valid for one ...

Hyperloops in Europe

Hyperloops in Europe According to the plans of some private startups, the hyperloop transportation could connect some European regions in the future. This idea is pushed by some European ...

Judgment of the EJC on passenger rights in shipping

Judgment of the EJC on passenger rights in shipping The European Court of Justice clarified its decision from 2.9.2021 (C-570/19), that passenger would have to be given the choice in ...

Law for autonomous driving

Law for autonomous driving The German law on autonomous driving came into force on July 28th. With this act, the legal framework was created so that autonomous driving of level four ...

UK Driving License Fraud

UK Driving License Fraud The Federal Court of Justice in Germany has sentenced a defendant in criminal proceedings for fraud in 37 cases and attempted fraud in nine cases to a total ...

No compulsory insurance and license plate requirement for e-bikes

No compulsory insurance and license plate requirement for e-bikes The European Council and the European Parliament have agreed to change the motor vehicle insurance regulations to improve ...

No compulsory insurance and license plate requirement for e-bikes

The European Council and the European Parliament have agreed to change the motor vehicle insurance regulations to improve cooperation across the EU. In this context the parties also ...

Photo shaping the future of mobility

Italy introduces a new truck control system

Since 28 June Italy is undergoing a test phase of a real-time truck monitoring platform on the A3 motorway between Naples and Salerno. The monitoring platform is designed to help check ...

The impact of the EU climate package for motorists

In order to achieve the goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the EU Commission is now increasing the pressure and demanding a switch to electric cars by 2035. The following section takes ...

European Court of Auditors reprimands disregard for passenger rights in the pandemic

The European Court of Auditors has made it clear that issuing coupons in the event of flight cancellations massively violates consumers' rights.The factsDuring the pandemic, around ...

Flying car successfully completes test flight

This week on Monday, a prototype of a flying car completed a test flight in Slovakia. The duration of the journey took 35 minutes from Nitra to Bratislava. The airline between these ...

Possible consequences of the ECJ's nitrogen dioxide ruling for Germany

The facts   The European Court of Justice has found that the annual limit value for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were exceeded in 26 areas of Germany from 1 January 2010 to 2016 inclusive. ...

Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion

This year the fifth conference of ministers for the European programme for traffic, health and environment took place in Vienna. The declaration of Vienna had the motto “building ...

United Nations presents new Charter on the Rights of Road Traffic Victims

On the occasion of poor interpersonal behaviour in the context of claims settlement between the road traffic victim and the body which is responsible for compensating the road traffic ...

Europe’s hydrogen future

On 8th of July 2020 the European Commission has presented its plans for a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance. This merger should coordinate European investments in hydrogen energy projects ...

First global ranking on the development of e-mobility

In order to achieve the goal of making the mobility industry climate-neutral by 2050, more and more electric cars are being brought onto the market worldwide. IAA MOBILITY has now presented ...

Better train connection between European metropolises in future

European countries want to build a better train network. During the German council presidency 2020 the Trans-Europ-Express 2.0. was decided. This project includes a better train connection ...

Toll-free through Spain

The Spanish government is expanding its toll-free motorways. In addition to the already 476 kilometres of toll-free motorways, a further 640 kilometres will be added from September ...

Short-haul flights will be banned in France in the future

The change in the law prohibits flights if rail alternatives could cover the trip in 2,5 hoers or less. It only applies to a few domestic routes. The flight connections most affected ...

Passengers can claim compensation in their national currency if a flight is cancelled or delayed  

The ECJ (judgment of 3 Sep. 2020, Delfly, Case C-356/19) has ruled, in the context of the interpretation of Art. 7(1) of the Air Passenger Rights Regulation (No. 261/2004), that compensation ...

Flying Taxis in Munich and Nürnberg

By 2025, electronic air taxis should start at German airports. The airports of Munich and Nuremberg, but also other airports could serve as junction. The plan is to build a better connection ...

Higher fines for over speeding in Austria

Higher fines for over speeding in Austria To reduce the comparatively high number of traffic fatalities, the Austrian Minister of transport Gewessler has presented the new catalogue ...

Challenges in the uptake of artificial intelligence in autonomous driving

Autonomous driving technologies will gain importance by new generations of cars in the next years. Although the new technologies correct previous human driving errors digitally, new ...

Exemptions under road transport law due to Covid-19

Based on the dynamically developing pandemic situation the Federal Office for Goods Transport in Germany has once again updated the relevant exemptions for the transport and haulage ...

France discontinues interlane traffic experiment

In France, the test phase for motorbike lapping in 11 French departments ended on January 31, 2021 and will not be extended again. The reason for this is an excessively high accident ...

The Netherlands issues new catalogue of fines 2021!

Motorists should drive adapted in the Netherlands. The reason for this is i.a. the new catalogue of fines 2021, which provides higher fines for traffic offenders! The new catalogue ...

Paris will test its first flying taxis in June

At the Pontoise-Cormeilles-en-Vexin airfield a series of experiments with the VoloCity air taxi will be conducted to operate air taxis and drones in the French capital. Paris will offer ...

Vouchers shall reboot European tourism

Tourism and transport: EU’s guidance on how to reboot Europe's tourism by vouchers offered to passengers and travellers as a reimbursement for cancelled package travel and transport ...

What liability regime should be applied to artificial intelligence?

Claims Handler at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialties, Member of the Board of IETLBased on decisions of the European Parliamant and the European Commission, a group of experts ...

2021: Renaissance of the railway in Europe?

After environmental associations and the EU Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, called for the strengthening of European rail transport, the European Commission subsequently ...

Vision Zero: EU Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030

European Commission welcomes United Nations Stockholm Declaration on Road SafetyOn 19 and 20 February 2020, government delegates from more than 80 countries discussed how to improve ...

Obligation in France to inform about the blind spot

Since January 1st this year, vehicles with a total weight from 3.5 tons have to be fitted a sign which informs about the blind spot. A violation will result in a fourth class fine of ...

Increased additional fee in Hungary violates German ordre public

The decision from 4.2.2021 by the regional court in Munich (31 S 10 317/20) was rendered in a dispute over additional fees for unpaid road tolls. The Hungarian regulations provide, ...

Travel restrictions in the pandemic

The changes caused by the corona pandemic affect many areas of life. Difficulties arise here especially by traveling. To offer as much freedom of movement as possible, the EU-States ...

The role of the ECJ in European traffic law

The ECJ plays a fundamental role in European traffic law. That is why it is particularly important to us to provide you with detailed information on the current status of the ECJ rulings ...

The Green Card System and its new Statutes

  Free movement in the European Union is one of the most important fundamental rights in Europe. However, what seems normal and uncomplicated for most citizens, requires a highly ...

How does the Brexit effect European traffic law?

How does the Brexit effect European traffic law? And what does a no-deal-Brexit lead to? Will we still be able to use a European driving licence in GB after Brexit?Our speakers @Simon ...

What does traffic law say about automated driving?

Automated driving is one of the most exciting and at the same time most challenging trends in road traffic. In our IETL online seminar October 8th speaker Rebecca Huang, UNECE, Geneva ...

Compensation if boarding is denied

ECJ Judgment of 30 April 2020: A passenger can request compensation if the airline denies boarding due to supposedly inadequate travel documents. Based on Regulation (EC) no. 261/2004, ...

Accident abroad with compatriot

Decision of Saarbrücken Higher Regional Court (Germany) of 06.02.2020: Based on Rome II Regulation, the law of the common place of residence is applied, but the fault contributions ...

Corona and lialility: The Swiss view

Walter Fellmann, Professor at the University of Lucerne, specialist lawyer for liability and insurance law, presents in this Videopodcast his overview of possible liability cases in ...

Vehicle claims assessment by artifical intelligence

The Spanish Insurance Admiral Seguros announced to use Artificial Intelligence to assess vehicle damages. The company has introduced an AI solution, developed by the technology ...

The Green Card turns white

After many years of work, the Council of Bureaux (CoB, the international body that regulates the format and structure of the "Green Card" document for the 48 countries participating ...

Distracted driving

Berichte in der Presse und in den Sozialen Medien über schwere Unfälle, die durch unaufmerksames Fahren verursacht werden, verunsichern zunehmend die Verkehrsteilnehmer. Was tun die ...