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100 km/h approval for vehicle combinations and buses

Due to the current situation, please note the Information on the home page of the Citizen's Office.

Trailers may be permitted to be towed at a maximum speed of 100 km/h on highways and motorways under certain conditions. Similarly, buses and coaches are allowed to drive at 100 km/h on motorways under certain conditions.

The approval for a maximum speed of 100 km/h is possible for

  • passenger cars with trailer
  • multi-track motor vehicles with a permissible gross weight of up to 3.5 tonnes with trailer and
  • Buses and coaches


The trailer must meet the technical requirements for 100 km/h registration. Proof can be provided by a manufacturer's certificate (data confirmation according to § 20 StVZO in conjunction with model 2d of the StVZO) or by a test report from an officially recognised monitoring organisation.

In the case of buses and coaches, suitability for 100 km/h must be demonstrated by the vehicle description or a report from an officially recognised expert.

What documents do I need?

  • Registration certificate part I or vehicle registration document
  • Registration certificate part II or old vehicle registration document
  • Expert opinion or manufacturer's certificate
  • valid test report on a general inspection


  • in case of representation with written power of attorney

    additionally: identity card or passport of the authorized person