Some jokes have already been made about Bielefeld. Very few of them had anything to do with traffic hooligans. They would be quite appropriate - at least if you believe a data analysis by Check24. According to this, a whopping 8.8 percent of all vehicle owners registered in the East Westphalian city can show points in Flensburg - a clear “best value” among Germany's 50 largest cities. The second-placed city of Hamm comes in at 8.5 percent, Wuppertal in third is just behind with 8.4 percent.
Berlin and Munich with exemplary road users
The orphans of road traffic live on the other hand in Berlin. In the federal capital, only 4.6 percent of all vehicle owners noted points in the Flensburg register - the lowest value among the 50 largest cities in Germany. At 4.9 percent, drivers in Osnabrück and Mönchengladbach are similarly exemplary. Road users in Munich (5.2 percent; 47th place) also seem to be largely adhering to the traffic rules. By the way, the national average is 6.2 percent.
The city ranking (see table) already gives an indication: North Rhine-Westphalia also ranks ingloriously at the top in a comparison of the federal states. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania followed with 6.8 percent and Saxony with 6.7 percent. Logically, Berlin is at the other end of the ranking here too. The difference between the regional states and the city-state can be explained: Berliners simply drive significantly less car than people in other federal states. Compared to North Rhine-Westphalia, it is 1,700 kilometers less, the residents of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are 3,300 kilometers ahead and in a national German comparison also at the top. And those who drive more are exposed to a greater risk of committing traffic violations and thus collecting points.
The statistics were evaluated by the online comparison portal on the basis of the information that its users received when taking out a vehicle Have specified insurance. Check24 collected the data between July 2018 and June 2019.