Please step off the gas here!

March 24, 2022 – 12:15 p.m Clock

Since 2013, speed offenders have been hunted almost everywhere on Day X. Today is that day. We tell you where and when flashes are used.

lawn kills. Still. And again and again. Most of the 2,569 traffic deaths in the past year were due to “inadequate speed”. That’s why the police in large parts of Germany target speed offenders once a year. The first nationwide campaign of this kind was held in 2013. The last speed camera marathon took place on April 21, 2021.

Europe-wide campaign “Operation Speed”

Since today, March 24th, starting at midnight or 6 a.m., the next speed camera marathon will take place in Germany. The Europe-wide action known as “Operation Speed” is being coordinated by the European traffic police network Roadpol and will last 24 hours – so some of it will not end until March 25 at 6 a.m. The network wants to reduce the number of accident victims. It is therefore not about punishing as many speed sinners as possible, but rather about drawing attention to the dangers of racing.

As in previous years, not all federal states are involved. So far, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hamburg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia have taken part in this year’s campaign. The other federal states have kept themselves covered with information in advance. In contrast, thousands of officers will be deployed in the remaining ones by the deadline.

The police will lie in wait nationwide on federal, state and district roads, avenues and motorways. Just like in 30 km/h zones in front of schools and kindergartens.

Not a rip-off, but an educational measure

While critics see the action as a rip-off, the police hope that the driving behavior of road users will change in the future and be adapted to the speed limits. In order to refute the accusation of rip-off, as in previous years, the checkpoints in most countries will be announced in advance. If you drive 21 to 30 km/h too fast within built-up areas, you will be fined 115 to 180 euros and a point in Flensburg. A driving ban usually only threatens if the speed is exceeded by 31 km/h.

HERE are the speed cameras: Baden-Württemberg

Exact locations of the measuring points were not announced. Among other things, flashes are used in Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg and Heilbronn.


Upper Franconia
Lower Franconia


Bernau, Brandenburg an der Havel, Cottbus, Eberswalde, Falkensee, Frankfurt (Oder), Fürstenwalde, Königs Wusterhausen, Oranienburg, Potsdam.

Announced measuring points:

  • Bernau: Werner-von-Siemens-Strasse
  • Brussow: Prenzlauer Strasse
  • Doberlug-Kirchhain: Finsterwalder Strasse
  • Ludwigsfelde: Rousseaupark
  • Nauen: Waldemardamm
  • Neuruppin: Gildenhaller Allee
  • Oranienburg: Robert-Koch-Strasse
  • Orgosen: Orgrosen village street
  • Perleberg: Bad Wilsnacker Strasse
  • Potsdam: Kaiser-Friedrich-Strasse
  • Seelow: Bertold-Brecht-Strasse
  • Senftenberg: Wilhelm-Pieck-Strasse


Exact locations were not announced.


Lightning spots in Hesse


Frankenthal, Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Mainz, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Neuwied, Speyer, Trier, Worms

Announced measuring points:

  • Hettenleidelheim
  • Neunkirchen
  • B 51, between Saarholzbach and Merzig
  • Rittersdorf, L 9
  • Baumholder
  • Piesport, L 50
  • B 419, with waves
  • Ludwigshafen-West, Edigheim, Friesenheim
  • Koblenz on the Karthause, Metternich, Wallersheim

Schleswig Holstein

Exact locations of the measuring points were not announced. Flashes are used in Kiel, Lübeck, Flensburg, Neumünster and Norderstedt, among others.


Exact locations of the measuring points were not announced. Flashes are used in Erfurt, Jena, Gera, Weimar, Gotha, Eisenach and Nordhausen, among others. (