Approval for 100km/h for motor vehicles with trailers (combinations)

Approval for a maximum speed of 100 km/h on motorways and motor roads is possible for vehicles with trailers (combinations) on request. Approval shall be granted by the competent licensing authority.

Approval for a maximum speed of 100 km/h on motorways and motor roads is possible

  • - for passenger cars with trailers (combination),
  • - for other multi-track motor vehicles with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 3,5 tonnes with trailer (combination), and
  • - for bus-trailer combinations, if the bus with a permissible maximum mass of up to 3.5 t as a towing vehicle has a speed of 100 km/h approval in accordance with ยง 18 (5) no. 3 road traffic regulations (StVO).
  • Registration certificate Part I of the trailer;

  • - Opinion of an officially recognised expert or examiner or a test engineer of an officially recognised monitoring organisation on the fulfilment of the technical requirements or confirmation by the manufacturer

If you hire a third party, they will need a written power of attorney from you. In addition, he must present your identity document (in the original) to the licensing authority. He must be able to identify himself with his valid identity card/passport.

Related Links

  • Ninth Ordinance on Exceptions to the Provisions of the Road Traffic Regulations (9th Ordinance on Exemption from the Road Traffic Regulations)
  • Scale of charges for road transport measures (RFees)

The trailer must first be presented to an officially recognised expert or examiner or a test engineer from an officially recognised monitoring organisation. There it is checked whether your trailer meets the technical requirements for this speed. If this is the case, you will receive a confirmation from the licensing authority.

Before going to the expert, please contact the manufacturer of your trailer; an approval for 100 km/h may already be available.

A personal interview is required. It may also be carried out by an authorised person.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

Last update or date of publication
09.02.2021