Tunnel Regulations Germany, Austria and Switzerland compared In the three German-speaking countries have been around for some years tunnel regulations that must be followed when transporting dangerous goods. Germany The "smallest" tunnel Regulation of the three countries are there in Germany. In Appendix 3 for inland navigation in the version published on 17.12. Be 2001 (Federal Law Gazette I, p 3529) for the states of Berlin, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia for some few motorways prescribed regulations in connection with the tunnel. it is Due in part to general bans, some of them just by driving bans to certain times. On the routes themselves will once again by placing a notice on this Distance prohibitions noted. If you want to deviate from the through traffic bans, are exceptions to each regions specific competent authorities (see RSE) to apply. The carrier must instruct your drivers in these regulations. In addition to these general prohibitions specified course sections 269 may be completely or partially blocked by the traffic sign No. 261 and No.. This has nothing to do with tunnel regulations. Austria Regulation tunnel Austria The tunnel in Austria Regulation was amended with effect from 01.12.2001 and thereby simplified to some extent, exacerbated in part. Here, the individual tunnels of category Assigned A or B. For transport units with orange panels with exactly fixed identification numbers introduced two tunnels categories. in tunnel category A it is enough to require labels for cargo transport units a Warning light is mounted and thus effectively warned. For Category B - in these tunnels have with certain identification numbers the hazard labeling requirements in addition to the transport units, a warning light Escort vehicle may be used. For the other labeling requirements also reaches a transport units Warning light if the requirements are met, the warning light. Both the warning light and on the escort vehicle and its equipment and the Staff in the support vehicle will be provided detailed requirements. The tunnel Regulation and the relevant disclosures are on the Internet at Internet address www.bmv.gv.at available. Switzerland The most detailed and restrictive regulation, the tunnel Switzerland. On the internet www.astra, the admin.ch valid since 01.04.2002 version is available. In Annex 2 to Swiss Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation (SDR), the new provisions listed. First, the tunnels are shown in which the passage prohibited without a permit or require a permit. Only in a tunnel (tunnel Seelisberg on the N 2 stand-Flüelen) there are Special provisions are also listed. It is interesting that even in the exempted transportation, according to subsections 1.1.3.1 to 1.1.3.6 (in Subsection 1.1.3.4 possibly in conjunction with some Special provisions of Chapter 3.3), the tunnel rules also apply predominantly, ie in Switzerland, the question of the labeling does not matter. this restrictive Interpretation is possible, because Switzerland is currently no EU country and thus not subject to EC Directive EC 55/94 must comply, although they basically their use also has accepted. Is completely consuming, that these - otherwise exempted transport - a Transport document must be accompanied by all necessary entries according Shall be included in Section 5.4.1.1 (plus the message "limited quantity"), in the following cases: a) Carriage of dangerous goods, which are carried out by private individuals. b) The carriage of the ADR unspecified machinery or equipment in their internal or operational elements of dangerous goods are contained; c) Promotions offered by companies in connection with their main activity be performed, such as deliveries to building construction and civil engineering, or in Relation to surveying, repairs and maintenance. d) Carriage of vehicles with dangerous goods involved in an accident or had a breakdown, carried out in particular by breakdown vehicles , Or under their supervision; e) Gases in the fuel tanks of vehicles transported. The fuel cock between the fuel tank and engine shall be closed and the electric contact be interrupted; f) Gases of groups A and O according to 2.2.2.1, when the pressure of the gas in Receptacle or tank at 15 ° C not more than 200 kPa (2 bar), and the gas during the Transport is entirely gaseous; This includes every kind of receptacle or tank, eg As well as machines and apparatus; g) Gases in the equipment used for the operation of the vehicle (eg fire extinguishers or inflated pneumatic tires, even as spare parts or as a load); h) Gases in the special equipment of vehicles that are required for the operation of this special equipment during transport (cooling systems, fish-tanks, heaters, etc.) as well as spare receptacles for such equipment or uncleaned empty exchange receptacles, transported in the same transport unit; i) uncleaned empty fixed pressure tanks which are carried on condition that they are tightly sealed; j) gases contained in foodstuffs or beverages. k) For transport in vehicles (as charge), in which the fuel tank is l) The transport of limited quantities in accordance with Chapter 3.4 of the ADR m) The transport of empty uncleaned packagings n) The transport of dangerous goods below the exemption thresholds according to subsection 1.1.3.6 of the ADR (below 1000 points limit) and o) for promotion, for to the special provisions 119, 145, 188, 190, 191, 238 b), 291, 584, 593, 594, 598 and 599 of Chapter 3.3 (with the relevant UN Stoffnummen) . apply Only completely exempt are emergency transport intended to save human lives or to protect the environment (see also the numbers 1.9.5.2 and 1.9.5.3 of Annex 2 of the SDR). In Subsection 1.9.5.4 is now in a similar list from Chapter 3.2 of ADR constructed each table specified for each individual substance UN number, if a Passage is generally prohibited, or what amounts without a permit from a drive-through or even a permit. Conclusion Everyone who wants to transport dangerous goods in Switzerland should deal with this table and especially generally carry a completed transport document. Other prohibitions route through traffic signs can be controlled by traffic signs, of course, also in Austria and Switzerland, irrespective of the tunnel regulations.  Partner :  ______________________ Wählen Sie ihre Sprache choose your language GLL Gefahrgut Ladungssicherung & Logistic GmbH - Ulzburger Strasse 42b - 22399 Hamburg - Tel.: +49 (0)40 3596 1914 - Fax: +49 (0)40 3596 0864