Environmental zone in Mannheim
Already from March 1, 2007 on, vehicle restrictions in environmental green zones can be issued in cities and local districts in Germany. The requirement is that they were specially marked as being green zones by the city or municipality.
The areas especially threatened by fine particulate matter must be marked as
"environmental green zones" with the sign 270.1. The obligatory additional sign then regulates which vehicles with which colour of environmental badges are allowed access into this area. The sign 270.2 rescinds the environmental green zone.
On March 1st, 2008 a environmental zone in Mannheim was established.
Vehicles without environmental badge may not pass through the green zone, otherwise a penalty of EUR 40,00 and a penalty point in Flensburg impend, even if the vehicle would be allowed to pass through the zone based on its emission value. This is also valid for all vehicles registered in foreign countries, like
cars, trucks, and busses, as well as for business travellers and for tourists.
For this reason it is recommended that all drivers to inform themselves about the environmental badges, and to purchase it on time, if they wish to enter a green zone. Here you can buy the "Umweltplakette" (Environmental badge) in the Shop for foreign cars.