Before the first drive after the winter season, the car should also be made fit for spring. The ADAC has useful tips on washing the car, caring for the interior and engine and changing tyres.
What many may not know yet: gawkers who, in their mixture of curiosity and sensationalism, obstruct emergency services or take pictures of casualties and the dead, can expect more severe penalties for their behavior than before. This is because the German government has revised Section 201a of the German Criminal Code (StGB) and taken tougher measures against these onlookers.
The days of major traffic jams before the Gleinalm and Bosruck toll booths on the A 9 in Austria are now a thing of the past. Not only have the lane widths been increased (from 2.30 to 3 meters), but also a new digital toll system with two barrier-free lanes has been introduced.
Since it is currently not yet completely clear how long the corona virus can survive on a surface, should also be able to survive in a car the frequently touched areas ("contact areas") should be given special attention. According to Ford Werke, these include steering wheel, door handles, gear levers, knobs, touch screen, armrests and Seat adjustments.
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