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Duties of drivers

§ 5 of the Road Traffic Act - Duties of drivers

(1) In addition to duties specified in § 4 above, the driver shall

g) at the request of a police officer, military police officer, employer, attending physician or municipal police officer undergo an examination performed pursuant to a special legal regulation to find out whether the driver is not affected by any addictive substance other than alcohol (hereinafter “other addictive substance”.

 

(2) The driver must not

a) consume an alcoholic beverage or any other substance containing alcohol (hereinafter referred to as “alcoholic beverage”) or use any other addictive substance while driving,

b) drive a vehicle or ride an animal immediately after drinking an alcoholic beverage or using other addictive substance, or at such time after drinking an alcoholic beverage or using other addictive substance when he may still be under the influence of alcohol or other addictive substance; in the case of other addictive substances listed in the implementing regulation, the driver is deemed to be affected by such an addictive substance if its concentration in the blood sample of the driver reaches at least the limit  prescribed in the implementing regulation,

d) hand over the driving of the vehicle or entrust an animal to a person who does not qualify under § 3 paras. (2) and (3), or who is under the influence of alcohol or other addictive substance or whose ability to drive the vehicle or ride the animal is reduced due to his state of health.

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