A NEW crackdown has been launched by the RheinlandPfalz Police, in and around the Nurburgring region. Police are sending out a message to all Visitors that their vehicles will be seized and vehicles may be impounded (at additional cost to you, of course) if their owners do not have the correct "original" documentation. In addition, a range of many popular UK vehicle modifications has been identified and judged to be unsafe for driving around the Eifel area and also the Nurburgring.
Driving in Germany is normally a complete pleasure as the roads are in excellent condition and the German drivers are well-trained and cooperative. The German autobahns are famous for being some of the few public roads in the world without blanket speed limits for cars and motorcycles. Although, Visitors should also be aware that with the high alcohol content of German social beverages, it doesn't take long to hit the low alcohol limit. Everything is fine - just as long as you follow the rules.
One very popular destination is the Nurburgring, simply known as "The Ring" by enthusiasts. It can be classed as a normal road in Germany, or a motorsport race track, depending on whom you speak to. It is open to anyone with a road legal car or motorcycle and also a few euro in their pocket to pay for the road toll.
Nurburgmotorsport recognized the growth of English speaking visitors and so the new company was set up two years ago by British owner Ken Harris. The aim is to provide a wide range of support services to Visitors from the UK and all parts world, where speaking English is popular. As a well known local company regular meetings are held with all the main authorities in the area.
Ken Harris explains more, "I meet up today with Herr Linden - Polizeiinspektion Adenau (Chief Constable) as part of ongoing discussion for my project named Open Road (Projekt Freie Fahrt). This aims to promote "Best Practice" for Visitors to the Nurburgring. We discussed amongst other topics the New Ring Damage Insurance which my company offers and also the details of the accompanying mandatory, Visual Vehicle Inspection."
I must say it was a bit of a shock to learn that the rules will be strictly applied and there is now a full collection of Police photographs showing items on vehicles which are judged to be dangerous. Not all, but many of which affect UK cars and the Police intend to enforce these rules starting in August and have asked me to inform the UK Press.
"So having your vehicle approved at a UK MOT centre may not now be enough to satisfy these much stricter locally applied rules and you need to keep with you the original car documentation, because any photocopies are not accepted," continues Ken Harris - British owner of Nurburgmotorsport UG.The Vehicle Inspection is now being hurriedly updated and will include advice and assistance so as to comply with the latest Police rules and regulations, as part of the Visitor Support only available from Nurburgmotorsport UG and other appointed approved garages. By permission of the Rheinland Pfalz Police the photographs pertaining to UK cars can be seen at the following website location:- www.nurburgmotorport.com
NurburgMotorsport can provide all the aspects needed for having an enjoyable and safe stay at the Nurburgring. From travel booking, Ring Insurance, airport pickups, accommodation, servicing and repair, Race Team Management, Race / Driver training, not to mention the cars i.e. store your own or rent a brand new one.