Germany celebrates Unification Day on October 3: what about HGV driving bans?
On that day the ban in in effect from 00:00 to 10:00 PM applies to vehicles with a GVW above 7.5 t and lorries with trailers, regardless of GVW.
A question often arises whether the holiday is celebrated in the whole country or only in some federal states? As we mentioned, the ban on October 3 is in effect across the entire road network in Germany. Of course, as always, there are exceptions. Details about derogations can be found at trafficban.com – Germany – important information. The holiday in Germany also affects HGV traffic in Austria and Luxembourg.
In Austria, the ban on October 3 is also in effect from 00:00 to 10:00 PM on the Inntal A 12 motorway and the A 13 Brenner motorway, if your destination is in Germany or in a country that can only be reached via Germany.
In Luxembourg, the ban on October 3 applies to vehicles bound for Germany and is in effetc from 00:00 to 9:45 PM.