Dangerous Disruption of Road Traffic

Dangerous Disruption of Road Traffic in Europe

Dangerous Disruption of Road Traffic in Germany

Provisions relating to dangerous disruption of road traffic in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the heading “Offences Causing a Common Danger,” located in Section 315b Dangerous disruption of road traffic, which reads: (1) Whosoever interferes with the safety of road traffic by destroying, damaging or removing 1. facilities or vehicles; 2. setting up obstacles; or 3. undertaking a similar act of interference of equal dangerousness, and thereby endangers the life or limb of another person or property of significant value belonging to another shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) If the offender acts under the conditions of section 315 (3) the penalty shall be imprisonment from one to ten years, in less serious cases imprisonment from six months to five years. (4) Whosoever negligently causes the danger in cases under subsection (1) above shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine. (5) Whosoever acts negligently in cases under subsection (1) above and negligently causes the danger shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fine.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to dangerous disruption of road traffic is current as of 2010

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