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Common theory questions

Do police officers in emergency vehicles have the right to violate the speed limit?

Yes, when deemed necessary police officers and some other occupational groups have the right to drive at higher speeds than the maximum permitted and infringe certain traffic rules (for example, drive through red lights).

The following occupational groups have this right:

  • Police officers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Veterinary surgeons
  • Midwives
  • Rescue service and coast guard personnel
  • Custom officials etc.