Permits and exemptions for excessive use of road: grant Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Events for which public roads are used more than usual require permission. In particular, these are:

  • Motor sports events with motor vehicles, classic cars or motorcycles
  • Cycling, cycling, triathlon events, folk walks and races
  • Journeys in a closed bandage
  • Moves
  • Street festivals, traditional events, markets

Driving on public roads is prohibited.


Permission or exemption may only be granted for events organised and responsibly organised by an organiser. The organiser must provide a guarantee that the event will be held in accordance with the conditions and conditions of the licensing authority. A permit or exemption is granted after written request. The Road Traffic Authority examines the application and the documents submitted and consults the relevant bodies (police and road load carriers, forestry and nature protection authorities).
The authorisation or exemption may be accompanied by conditions and conditions and with orders for traffic-regulating and restrictive measures. These measures will be agreed with the organiser in advance.

Exceptions to prohibitions or restrictions are possible in certain individual cases or generally for certain applicants. An exception may only be granted in particularly urgent cases. The safety of traffic must not be affected by the exemption. If necessary, this is ensured by appropriate conditions and conditions.

  • Route map
  • written confirmation by the organizer that the organizer is aware that the event constitutes a special use within the meaning of Section 8 of the Federal Highways Act. In particular, the declaration shall confirm the knowledge of the road rights for reimbursement, according to which the licence holder must reimburse all costs incurred by the carrier of the road load as a result of the special use.
  • Social
  • where applicable, traffic sign plan and diversion plan if roads need to be closed


If the event is to be granted beyond the district of the competent authority or an exception to the ban on racing on public roads, the Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Transport (Department 23) is responsible for approving the event. Responsible.

Related Links

  • § 29 Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung (StVO)
  • Gebührenordnung für Maßnahmen im Straßenverkehr (GebOSt)
  • § 45 Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung (StVO)
  • § 46 Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung (StVO)
  • § 8 Bundesfernstraßengesetz (FStrG)
  • Anlage zu § 1 GebOSt Nr. 263

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