Fans of upgraded cars traditionally gather on Good Friday for “Car Friday”. The Baden-Württemberg police therefore checked around 1,250 vehicles.
On the occasion of the so-called Car Friday, the Baden-Württemberg police carried out increased checks – especially in local focal points such as Mannheim, Konstanz or Singen (district Konstanz). She found many faults, some drivers were not allowed to continue.
Throughout the country, the authorities recorded 350 offenses in the field of illegal installation and adjustment. This was announced by the Ministry of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg. In 192 cases, unauthorized technical modifications were found on the vehicles. 82 vehicles were taken out of circulation, he said. In addition, according to reports, eight illegal motor vehicle races have been recorded and reported accordingly.
The “Poser” investigation group checked a total of 39 vehicles and 63 people during a large inspection in Mannheim on Good Friday, the police said.
Possible illegal motor racing warrants driving ban
From the perspective of the Ministry of the Interior, one of the special incidents is a possible illegal car race in the area of responsibility of the police headquarters in Offenburg (Ortenaukreis). Three drivers were found who were taking part in a so-called “Easter Drive – Baden-Baden to Nancy”. The participants are charged with illegal overtaking maneuvers and significantly exceeding the maximum speed limit. “Investigations have been opened against irresponsible drivers for having participated in an illegal race and the on-call judge has issued a driving ban on German territory,” said the Interior Ministry in Stuttgart.
Heilbronn police checked 22 vehicles
On Friday evening, the Heilbronn police, mainly with civilian forces, searched for too fast, too loud, tuned or otherwise conspicuous vehicles and checked, among other things, whether the technical specifications were met. The presidium announced on Holy Saturday that 22 vehicles and their drivers were checked during checks.
The police found technical faults in about half – four cars had to stop. A person was drugged, a sports car driver tried to flee from the police. He must now answer for a prohibited car race.
On Saturday night, the police carried out extensive checks against the so-called posing scene. Faults were found in ten cars.
The districts of Göppingen and Ulm draw up the balance sheet “Car-Friday”
An illegal street race, 230 vehicles checked, 30 of them with major defects: this is the result of police checks in the district of Göppingen and the region of Ulm. On “Car-Friday,” officials focused mostly on prohibited racing, tampering with vehicles and speeding, as police announced Friday evening.
Authorities found faults in a total of 30 cars and motorbikes on Good Friday, which is why 15 drivers were no longer allowed to drive. Five drivers received a report for posing, unnecessary acceleration and 13 others for driving too fast. The two drivers involved in the illegal street racing should also expect a display. The police announced new checks.
Aalen police headquarters checked 126 vehicles
The Aalen police headquarters checked a total of 126 vehicles in the district of Rems-Murr, in the district of Ostalb and in the district of Schwäbisch Hall. It found 16 violations, mostly illegal engineering changes. A driver had to leave his car.
Relatively quiet in Singen
In Singen, Good Friday was quiet compared to previous years, police said when asked by SWR. A total of 37 violations were recorded in the area of the police headquarters in Konstanz. These were mainly unauthorized technical modifications to the vehicles and excessive noise pollution.
The city of Singen had banned meetings with bugging cars throughout the city on Easter. Anyone who breaks this rule should expect a hefty fine. In addition, cars could be confiscated.
“Car-Friday” to launch the summer season
For several years now, the tuning scene has also used Good Friday in Baden-Württemberg as “Car Friday” to meet and drive around in tuned cars. Illegal races are also organized. “Car-Friday” is seen in the scene as the start of the summer season.
The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Interior speaks of a danger to road safety and noise pollution for residents. The tuning scene has also been very popular due to the corona pandemic. It is now estimated at several thousand members, specifies the Ministry of the Interior.