AUTOBAHNPOLIZEI is the term in Germany, Austria and the
German-speaking parts of Switzerland for the highway patrol . Heavy
traffic and high-speed accidents resulted in the creation of special
police units to patrol the expressways known as Autobahnen .
* 1 Organisation
* 2 Operations
* 3 Media
* 4 See also
* 5 External links
Although the autobahns are federal roads, the
always part of the state police (
Landespolizei in Germany or
Kantonspolizei in Switzerland).
Autobahnpolizei officers facilitate and regulate the flow of traffic,
help motorists whose vehicles have broken down on the
rapidly respond to accidents. Vehicle safety checks and crime
prevention at rest stops are also part of the
Investigation sections probe crime at rest stops and the movement of
criminals and smugglers on the Autobahn, often together with German
Customs . The
Autobahnpolizei also use fast unmarked vehicles with
video cameras discreetly mounted front and back to follow and film
reckless drivers and speeders. Approximately 30% of autobahns in
Germany have a compulsory and permanent speed limit of 130 km/h (80
mph) or less, primarily in urban areas. On the remainder, the 130 km/h
speed limit is only advisory.
Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a German television
series about a two-man team of
Autobahnpolizei first set in Berlin
then later in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Highway patrol (USA)
Road policing unit (UK)
* Traffic corps