Rules apply in (road) traffic. Their most important goal: protecting people.  The more carefully people comply with the rules and the more considerate they are, the less likely it is that serious accidents, injuries and traffic fatalities will occur. As protecting human life is our top priority, everyone must learn and follow these rules. Permission to drive vehicles on roads, water or in the air is therefore only granted once a test has been passed.

Even if all those people with a driving licence are in theory familiar with the rules of the road, a world in which all road users obey these rules is still a utopia. Anyone who blatantly contravenes the traffic regulations must therefore prove their “fitness to drive” by undergoing by what is known in Germany as the medical-psychological examination, or MPU for short. 

One last thing: anyone who is a passenger in someone else’s vehicle wants to feel safe. Hence the member organisations of the TÜV Association award certificates to operators of buses, taxis, rental vehicles and transport services for the disabled. After all, that’s what the rules are for: to protect people.

Find our approach to improving road safety here.



On EU-Commission’s Regulation for Non Road Mobile Machinery


70 years of periodical technical inspections


Compulsory helmets for cyclists


Automated and Driverless Vehicles in Public Transport


Improving the Safety of Cyclists


TrustCenter: Remote Access to Vehicle Data


Implement the Vision Zero strategy


Automated driving

Do you have any questions?

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Richard Goebelt

Director of Automotive and Mobility, Member of the Management Board

+49 30 760095-350