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UK Car Mods Banned at Nürburgring

Sat, 01 Aug 2009

Police
at the new Nürburgring are promising to be stricter with all Visitors who flout
Germany rules for vehicles, starting this August onwards!


A
NEW crackdown has been launched by the RheinlandPfalz Police, in and around the
Nürburgring 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 Nürburgring.


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 for us Brits is the Nürburgring, 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.


Nürburgmotorsport
recognised 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 Nürburgmotorsport 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 Nürburgmotorsport UG and other
appointed approved garages.    


By
permission of the RheinlandPfalz Police the photographs pertaining to UK cars can be seen at the following website location:-


www.nurburgmotorport.com


NürburgMotorsport
can provide all the aspects needed for having an enjoyable and safe stay at the
Nürburgring. 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. 

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