SUV driver must pay more than a car for running red light

BERLIN — A German court docket has dominated that a driver should really pay back additional than the standard high-quality for jogging a purple mild since he was driving a sports utility automobile. The verdict dated June 3 could set a precedent for very similar scenarios.

In its ruling, printed Wednesday, the Frankfurt court docket purchased the driver to spend 350 euros ($365), practically two times the frequent great of $200 for running a crimson mild. It also imposed a 1-thirty day period driving ban.

The court docket argued that the form of the SUV, with its significant, box-like hood, meant the driving infraction posed a increased threat to pedestrians than if the defendant had pushed a more compact vehicle. It also took into account the defendant’s past driving convictions.

The verdict can be appealed.