October 3 – can I drive along state roads?
On the 3rd of October, Germany celebrates the Day of German Unity, which is a national holiday.
Can HGVs be driven on this day, for example on state roads (Landesstraßen)?
❗ Unfortunately, on this day, an HGV driving ban for vehicles with a GVW of over 7.5t applies in the entire German road network between 00:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
In addition, owing to the public holiday in Germany, Austria and Italy have also introduced HGV driving bans to avoid congestion at the border.
⛔ Austria: the ban for vehicles with a GVW of more than 7.5t is in effect from 00:00 AM and 10:00 PM the on Inntalautobahn (A12) and Brennerautobahn (A13) in the direction of Germany.
⛔ Italy: the ban for vehicles with a GVW of over 7.5t is in effect from 00:00 AM and 10:00 PM on the A22 section from Sterzing/Vipiteno to the Austrian border for northbound trasports, if their destination is located in Germany or must be reached via Germany.