Road Safety, Driving, and Local Customs
First-time tourists to Germany will find the country's public transportation system to be
quite user-friendly. Prices are reasonable, there are seldom delays, and security officers
occasionally monitor trains at night for those concerned about doing lengthy rail rides alone.
There are a really large number of taxis in Germany, according to some estimates
even more than half a million. You will most often recognize a taxi vehicle by its
cream color and of course the black and gold taxi sign. Taxi drivers must be uniformed,
and turning on the taximeter is mandatory.
Travel advise if you drive yourself: be sure to respect the speed limits because
the fines are big. You can even get your driver's license revoked, and you must have
vehicle documents and your driver's license with you.