" mask-muffle - " in the public transport in Bavaria, unlike in North Rhine-Westphalia also expect first-time violations with a fine of 150 euros. "If a minority feels to not have to do the mask duty to keep, this is not acceptable. Anyone who endangers others, must expect to be right with a sensitive fine", said Bavaria's interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) on Wednesday. "The compliance with the mask duty is crucial in the fight against the pandemic," he said. The majority of citizens behaved very responsibly and wore masks in the U-Bahn, Bus and Tram. dpa/Peter Kneffel/dpabild Joachim Herrmann (CSU), the Bavarian Landtag.
NRW-Minister of transport, Hendrik Wüst had previously announced in the "Rheinische Post" to tighten the rules in North Rhine-Westphalia, and to sanction also, violations of the 150-Euro fine.
The Bavarian Ministry of the interior stressed that the inclusion of Advertisements by the police successes, always with a sense of proportion and tact. "However, it is imperative that in the areas of public TRANSPORT, existing regulations enforced and violations will be vigorously pursued." Under these conditions and after assessment of the case, the police step in thus, in principle, in the case of initial violations, about to Point out to passengers, or messages by the staff.
According to information from the Bavarian Ministry of transport, the vast majority of passengers (more than 95 percent) adheres to the mask duty. There were only isolated reports of violations, for example, in the evening and night hours in the cities or in the excursion traffic on the weekends. In the case of violations of the mask of duty, a fine of 150 Euro is threatening, as a rule, the sum can be increased "depending on the circumstances of the individual case" or a reduced price. In the case of negligence on the part about the rule is to halve the sentence.
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