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Out and about in autumn: drive slowly, lights on! / Slippery roads and restricted visibility can be dangerous

Munich (ots) - In autumn it is particularly important to be careful in traffic. Damp leaves and wet roads can quickly become slippery and the braking distance becomes longer. Anticipatory driving can save lives. You should therefore keep sufficient distance from the vehicle in front and take your foot off the accelerator. Many drivers underestimate the dangers

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Quiet traffic at the turn of the month / Hardly any tourist traffic despite autumn and regional holidays / ADAC traffic jam forecast for October 30th to November 1st

Munich (ots) - At the turn of the month, drivers can expect largely free roads and few traffic jams in many places. The number of construction sites is decreasing and tourist traffic is also very restrained. Despite the start of the autumn vacation in Bavaria and the end of the vacation in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony and Thuringia, the ADAC Corona expects little traffic. At most in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where after

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Brakes, lights, gears: this is how the bike gets winter-fit / ADAC: Use hub or spoke dynamos - a little less air in the tire ensures more grip on snow

Munich (ots) - In summer, many commuters switched from cars or public transport to bicycles. In cooler temperatures, many cyclists switch back to bus and train or their own car. But apart from particularly snowy regions, in many places you can get around easily by bike even in the cold season. Requirement is loud

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ADAC results table for child seat test autumn 2020 / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is free of charge. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC"
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ADAC child seat test: All models recommended / Correct installation of the seat prevents serious injuries

Munich (ots) - A child seat can save lives. It is therefore all the more gratifying that all seats tested in the current ADAC child seat test exceeded the legal requirements. A total of 14 child seats in all sizes available in Germany were tested for the criteria of safety in frontal and side impacts, operation, ergonomics and pollutant content. Eight seats get the ADAC judgment "good",

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Attention: time change! / What road users need to consider

Munich (ots) - On the night of October 25th, the clocks will be changed. From Sunday the winter time will apply again. In the morning, for example, when driving to work, it is light earlier. On the other hand, it is dark earlier in the evening when driving to work after work. Commuters then often don't go home until it's dark.

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Hardly any holiday traffic jams despite autumn holidays / take into account weather-related disabilities / ADAC traffic jam forecast for October 23rd to 25th

Munich (ots) - Despite the long autumn holidays in parts of Germany, the traffic jams at the weekend should remain manageable. The uncertainties of the corona pandemic put off many potential autumn vacationers. The one-week autumn vacation begins in Baden-Württemberg and ends in Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt and Saarland. The same applies to the southern and central parts of the Netherlands. In

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ADAC general meeting canceled / voting and election by circulation

Munich (ots) - In its meeting on October 16.10.2020, 28.11.2020, the ADAC eV Presidium decided to cancel the ADAC Annual General Meeting planned for November 19, XNUMX as a face-to-face event. Against the background of the current Covid-XNUMX development and the associated tightening of contact and travel restrictions, it is unfortunately not possible to hold a face-to-face event, explains ADAC President Dr. August Markl: “The

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ADAC comparison of federal states: Refueling is the most expensive in the north
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Refueling is the most expensive in the north / Rhineland-Palatinate is the cheapest for petrol and diesel

Munich (ots) - The regional differences in the price of refueling have decreased significantly in the past month. This is the result of the current ADAC comparison of federal states. Nevertheless, there is a difference of 4,7 cents for gasoline between the cheapest federal state (Rhineland-Palatinate) and the most expensive (Schleswig-Holstein). One liter of Super E10 costs an average of 1,237 in Rhineland-Palatinate

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Correction: More and more catalysts are being stolen / ADAC: Number has risen sharply in recent years / Expensive raw material platinum is recycled from catalysts

Munich (ots) - Correction: In the first version of this press release (October 16.10.2020, 10 - 25:3 am), palladium was incorrectly mentioned in the second paragraph as a necessary raw material for the construction of catalysts. This is wrong, it is platinum. The price for a repair was also set too low (XNUMXrd paragraph). Corresponding corrections have been made. In Germany

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More and more catalysts are being stolen / ADAC: Number has risen sharply in recent years / Expensive raw material palladium is recycled from catalysts

Munich (ots) - In Germany, more and more catalytic converters are stolen from vehicles. As the ADAC reports, around 240 catalytic converters were removed and stolen in the first nine months of this year alone. This is shown by current evaluations by the ADAC road guard. This means that the number of thefts has risen continuously in recent years. In 2017 there were 38

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Bike lane widths in the test: In a current sample, the ADAC examined 120 routes in ten major German cities. / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is free of charge. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC"
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ADAC test: Every third cycle path too narrow / Club examines cycle routes in ten major cities. Kiel performs best

Munich (ots) - In the past few years, no other form of mobility has grown as strongly as bicycle traffic. More and more people are switching to bikes, pedelecs or e-bikes. In a current random sample, the ADAC checked whether existing cycle paths could cope with the ever-increasing streams of cycle traffic. The result: every third cycle path is too narrow and not fulfilling

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Fuel prices in Germany / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is free of charge. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC / ADAC-Grafik"
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Super E10 cheaper - diesel more expensive

Munich (ots) - While the drivers of gasoline cars are currently enjoying lower fuel prices, diesel drivers have to dig a little deeper into their pockets when paying their fuel bills. As reported by the ADAC, a liter of Super E10 currently costs EUR 1,238 on a nationwide average. Compared to the previous week, this is a decrease of one cent per liter

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Before winter: check battery, light and frost protection / ADAC: Drivers can carry out many tests themselves - compare prices and services in workshop checks

Munich (ots) - Dangerous blind flights due to dirty windows or problems starting the engine in the cold: Winter has some pitfalls in store for drivers, which is why a technical check of the car is recommended at the beginning of the cold season. A check by a specialist, as offered by many workshops, is particularly important for older ones

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In the east the autumn holidays begin / take into account weather-related disabilities / ADAC traffic jam forecast for October 16-18

Munich (ots) - At the weekend, drivers have to be prepared for some lively travel, especially when the weather is nice. Autumn holidays begin in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and the center and south of the Netherlands. These are ongoing in Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. On the way home there are drivers from Hamburg, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein

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ADAC evaluation: Many travelers go on vacation in their own country / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is free of charge. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC"
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Corona crisis changes travel behavior in summer / ADAC evaluation: A popular destination no longer in the top 10

Munich (ots) - Where did the summer trip go? As in previous years, the ADAC evaluated route requests from its members and compared them with previous years. Due to the Corona restrictions, the travel period between May and September 2020 was particularly considered this year. The restrictions during this period had a noticeable impact on travel behavior. With 345.547 route requests

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Systems with load management distribute power across several electric cars. / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is free of charge. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC / © ADAC / Martin Hangen"
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Wall boxes with load management: The socket strip for private underground parking / systems with load management distribute power to several e-cars - catching up to do with intuitive operation

Munich (ots) - If several electric cars are connected to the plug in an underground car park at the same time, there is a risk of overloading the power grid in the house - this myth persists in the discussion about electric mobility. A study by the ADAC now shows: Wallboxes with load management reliably divide the available power between several electric cars or, if necessary, suspend the charging process as long as

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ADAC opens apartment doors in Cologne
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Locked out? Yellow Angels expand key emergency service / ADAC opens apartment doors in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Stuttgart - key emergency service at a fixed price

Munich (ots) - The apartment door accidentally locked or the key to the house or apartment lost: A small mishap can happen quickly. The yellow angels of the ADAC are now helping in such cases in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Stuttgart. The ADAC is thus expanding its range of services. So far is the key emergency service

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Popular autumn travel destination: the Alps and low mountain ranges / ADAC traffic jam forecast for October 9th to 11th

Munich (ots) - Autumn vacationers and weekenders will ensure plenty of traffic on Germany's roads this weekend. The autumn holidays are or are coming to an end in eleven federal states. In Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, drivers start their autumn vacation, in Hamburg, Hesse, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania they are already starting their return journey. Quite a few vacationers and

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Diesel drivers benefit from the drop in oil prices / petrol price hardly changed compared to August / ADAC: 2020 could be the cheapest year of fueling since 2016 / fuel prices in Germany in September 2020 / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image is free of charge for editorial purposes. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC / ADAC-Grafik"
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Diesel drivers benefit from the drop in oil prices / gasoline prices have hardly changed compared to August / ADAC: 2020 could be the cheapest fueling year since 2016

Munich (ots) - The drop in the price of crude oil in September also benefited drivers when they refuel. This is especially true for diesel drivers. As the ADAC reports, the average price for a liter of diesel fuel in September was EUR 1,049 - that is a decrease of 3,3 cents compared to August. The price has hardly changed

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Euro NCAP develops first evaluation system for motorway assistants / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image for editorial purposes is free of charge. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC"
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Good grades only with driver involvement / Euro NCAP develops first evaluation system for motorway assistants

Munich (ots) - Euro NCAP provides car buyers with a basis for comparison for the safety of vehicles. The evaluation system - also with the support of ADAC - is continuously developed. Euro NCAP has been testing the reliability and functionality of driver assistance systems for a long time. Continuously supporting comfort assistants are now also being reassessed. The background is the great importance this has for the

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ADAC fuel price comparison: price difference between petrol and diesel remains large / Further text via ots and www.presseportal.de/nr/7849 / The use of this image is free of charge for editorial purposes. Publication, please citing the source: "obs / ADAC"
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Fuel prices changed only slightly / price difference between petrol and diesel remains large

Munich (ots) - The fuel prices show a similar picture as in the previous week. The ADAC determined a slight increase for Super E10 and a slight decrease for diesel. In a nationwide weekly comparison, a liter of Super E10 increases by 0,1 cents to an average of 1,248 euros. Diesel therefore goes down by 0,2 cents, making one liter in the national average

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