Monitoring of stationary traffic

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Two auxiliary police officers issue a warning during surveillance
( Frankfurt City Police )

The monitoring of stationary traffic (also parking space monitoring; PÜ ) is the exercise of the sovereign task of punishing violations in stationary traffic as a traffic offense in accordance with the catalog of fines . This primarily includes violations of stopping and parking bans as well as time-limited and chargeable parking .


The monitoring of stationary traffic is mainly carried out by uniformed service personnel ( policewoman or auxiliary policeman). These are employees or civil servants of a municipality or city (municipal traffic monitoring) or belong to the respective police authority ( traffic police ). The deployment area of ​​the municipal and police service personnel is usually spatially divided.

In order to issue warnings with a warning fee , the service staff are nowadays mostly equipped with microcomputers with an integrated printer, which can also be used for prenoting, or with a PDA ; Some of the tickets are still written by hand today . The latest applications are based on the direct transmission of the notification to the responsible regulatory authority via cellular phone or WLAN . The service forces can additionally traffic offenses indicating when this for a fact, a fine (about 55 euros ) is provided.

Another area of ​​responsibility of the service personnel is the ordering of relocations or towing away of improperly parked vehicles and notifying the investigating authorities in the event of suspected counterfeit parking permits. In Munich , trained municipal traffic control personnel also have the task of providing information on the city; these can be recognized by an “Info” sign.

In addition, police officers are also entrusted with the prosecution of violations of sanctions regulations in stationary traffic, but they also deal with almost all possible violations in flowing traffic (e.g. traffic offenses ).

Area of ​​responsibility

  • ensuring vehicle rotation in short-term parking spaces
  • securing income from paid parking spaces
  • avoiding the blockade of fire and rescue access and parking spaces for the disabled
  • the removal of motor vehicles in dangerous places to increase traffic safety by towing them
  • ensuring the passage of vehicles from the rescue service and fire brigades (3.10 m remaining lane width)
  • the support of parking space concepts by reducing car traffic in certain areas (this applies, for example, to residents' parking spaces or to direct stationary traffic in city centers)


In certain areas, parking pressure is so high that privately operated parking spaces ( e.g. from supermarkets) are misappropriated and there are fewer parking spaces available to customers. Many operators have therefore switched to private parking monitoring.

See also

Web links

Commons : Traffic wardens  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Parking tickets in the supermarket parking lot - How unsuspecting customers get cashed. Retrieved January 4, 2020 .