Sgt. Maj. Buzzkill
- Feb 1, 2008
- Kiel/Wherever, Germany
- '19 BMW M240i
No, the law puts extra burdens on motor vehicle convoys. It doesn't limit what/who can form a convoy.prizrak;n3546143 said:But that doesn't mean that bicycles are going to be treated as a convoy, since the law seems to be specific to motor vehicles. Granted I can't read the law, but unless it specifically mentions that all other types of vehicles are allowed to run in convoy however they want your argument is invalid. Also last I checked pedestrians moving in convoy would be a parade and they typically require a permit.
P.S. Neither horses, nor pedestrians are vehicles, they are animals and therefore are treated differently.
Pedestrians in a convoy needn't be a parade - for example a class of students on a field trip can move as a single unit, and keep crossing a red light if it turned red after the convoy has started crossing. Those are even explicitly mentioned, "Kinder- und Jugendgruppen zu Fuß" are groups of kids/youths on foot.
Bicycles are explicitly mentioned as well: "Mehr als 15 Rad Fahrende dürfen einen geschlossenen Verband bilden." - more than 15 bicycle riders may form a convoy.
Traffic laws apply to pedestrians - and horses too: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stvo_2013/__28.html