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Kaiserslautern is offering free bus rides for Christmas. Holiday shoppers heading downtown on the last two Saturdays before the holiday can ride all public city buses for free Dec. 10 and 17. This includes all buses of the SWK lines within city limits (Cell 800 on bus maps) and “DB Regio Bus Mitte” und “Regionalbus Westpfalz” buses for those traveling to and from the surrounding district. The offer serves to support city retailers, restaurants and Christmas market vendors and invites all to a shopping day without parking fees and traffic worries, Kaiserslautern city officials said.
Some areas of the KMC are seeing the first snow of the season. Colder air is moving steadily into Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland with an easterly flow, according to the German Weather Service. Roads at higher elevation are likely to be slippery this afternoon and into Saturday due to light snow and freezing wet weather. Widespread frost conditions should be expected as temperatures could drop below 27 F in parts of the region.
Speed radar cameras are posted on route L395 near Kaiserslautern, local police said.
Maintenance work will close Einsiedlerhof’s roadway in December. Work will require closure of a 920-foot section of Jacob-Pfeiffer-Strasse, between the junctions of Ramsteiner Strasse and Lichtenbrucher Strasse, from Dec. 7-14, Kaiserslautern’s civil engineering department announced. Traffic will be diverted via Von-Miller-Strasse and Carl-Billand-Strasse. 
Speed radar cameras are posted in Landstuhl today, Kaiserslautern police announced online.
An accident involving several vehicles is slowing traffic on northbound A62, between Kreuz Landstuhl-West and Hütschenhausen. Some lanes of traffic are closed. Drivers should expect an 18-minute delay, according to the ADAC.
Radar speed cameras this morning are posted along B48 near Winnweiler, local police announced online. Commuter traffic is slow on the A6. Eastbound, between the Kaiserslautern-West junction and the Kaiserslautern Dreieck, a 3-mile traffic jam slows driving time by at least 18 minutes, according to German Automobile Club ADAC. On westbound A6, between Kreuz Landstuhl-West and the Schwarzbachwiesen rest area, three defective heavy load trucks are parked on the roadside until around 10:00 p.m. tonight, requiring caution.
A 56-year-old German man was killed today when his motorcycle collided with a truck on Mainzer Strasse near PRE Park in Kaiserslautern, a spokeswoman with Kaiserslautern police said this evening. The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. as the semitruck was attempting to turn into PRE Park from Mainzer Strasse across the lane of traffic that the motorcyclist was traveling. The motorcyclist died in the afternoon at a local hospital, the spokeswoman said. Mainzer Strasse was closed for about five hours and reopened late this afternoon, the spokeswoman said, noting the cause of the crash is still under investigation. The road closure also has slowed traffic near U.S. Army installations in the eastern part of town.
Temporary traffic lights will be installed at Trippstadter Strasse and Pariser Strasse. From Dec. 5 to 8, reconstruction work will shut down the traffic light system in Trippstadter Strasse at the corner of Theodor-Heuss-Straße, next to Kaiserslautern University. Work on the system at the corner Pariser Strasse and Goethestrasse will will start Dec. 9 and last through Dec. 14, according to city administration officials. 
Speed radar cameras are posted along B37 in Hochspeyer this morning, Kaiserslautern police said online.
Construction work will slow traffic on Lauterstrasse. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 7, Kaiserslautern cityscape maintenance will renew both the underground drainage system and the sidewalk immediately after the junction with Emil-Caesar-Strasse, near the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau grounds. The right lane will be closed for the duration of the construction work. Traffic delays are expected, especially during rush hour, city officials said .
Speed radar cameras this morning are posted along L395 in Kaiserslautern, local police announced online. 
Kapaun Gate (Gate 1) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday and Friday, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron announced online. The Pulaski Gate will be open for access to Vogelweh and Kapaun.
Animal control operations will close Sixth Avenue near Vogelweh Commissary on Friday. The road will be closed from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. as hunters with dogs will attempt to push boars out of the adjacent woodland toward the roadway to maintain a healthy and safe animal population on the installation, according to the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron.
Speed radar cameras are posted along highway 62 near Mittelbrunn, south of Landstuhl, according to Kaiserslautern police.
The Rhine Ordnance Barracks main gate (gate 1) will close temporarily Wednesday. The gate will be closed from 9 to 11 a.m. for barrier repairs, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz announced online. The back gate (gate 2) will remain available during this time.
E-Scooter sind wendig und flink: Doch um sie im Straßenverkehr zu nutzen, braucht man eine Versicherungsplakette. Foto: HUK-COBURG / Weiterer Text über ots und www.presseportal.de/nr/7239 / Die Verwendung des Bildes für redaktionelle Zwecke ist honorarfrei, wenn der Abdruck mit korrekter Quellenangabe erfolgt. Quellenangabe: HUK-COBURG
Kaiserslautern police checked e-scooters last week. From Nov. 11 through 19, patrols stopped 179 riders. Six people were found to have consumed alcohol or illicit drugs before riding, according to a statement from local police. Another rider was cited for riding through a signed pedestrian-only zone. Four others were riding without insurance coverage, which is legally required for owners of the electric vehicles. Officers issued a warning to one rider for using a cell phone while in motion.    
An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside.
Speed cameras are at Landstuhl today, according to a police tweet this morning.
Speed cameras are on state road L354 at Waldmohr today, according to a police tweet.
An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside.
Speed cameras in Kaiserslautern are on autobahn A6 and state road L503, the police tweeted earlier today.
New park-and-ride parking spaces are now available at the Kaiserslautern Ikea. The 17 free commuter parking spaces can be used from Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays, between 4:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The parking lot will be closed with a barrier at night and does not offer overnight parking. The spaces aim to improve the car connection to Vogelweh train station, city officials said, and benefit commuters from Siegelbach, Erfenbach and Weilerbach who can now switch to the train more easily. 
A severe traffic accident closed L395 for four hours Monday morning. Driving between Einsiedlerhof and Kaiserslautern, a 46-year-old driver drove too far to the left and into oncoming traffic, police reported. He collided sideways with a car, then crashed head-on into a following vehicle. All three drivers were slightly injured. A passenger in the second vehicle was seriously injured. All were transported to a hospital for further treatment.
Radar cameras are posted along B270 in Kaiserslautern, local police announced online.
The road through Reichenbach-Stegen will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 14, for probably four weeks, local police tweeted this weekend. A detour will be marked via state roads L 367 - L 370 - L369 – L372 – L367 and vice versa to and from Kaiserslautern.
The A63 autobahn in the direction of Kaiserslautern will be closed between Sembach and the Kaiserslautern autobahn triangle from 6 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Sunday, Die Rheinpfalz reported. The highway will be completely closed in the direction of Kaiserslautern/Saarbrücken for renovations across both lanes. Traffic to Kaiserslautern will be routed via the U48 diversion from the Sembach exit to the Kaiserslautern-Centrum motorway exit.
Electric scooters stand outside the gates of Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany in 2020. For soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division deployed to Grafenwoehr, alcohol is now off limits after a series of incidents that involved intoxicated soldiers riding e-scooters, Army officials said this week.
German police will be stopping e-scooter operators starting tomorrow in Kaiserslautern for random inspections, police said. They are looking to crack down on e-scooter drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs and those using unauthorized traffic areas such as sidewalks. E-scooter drivers do not need a driver’s license but must be at least 14 years old. Under German law, a blood alcohol level of 0.05% is considered a DUI and subject to a fine and other punishments, including driver’s license suspension. People may drive e-scooters on cycling lanes, or on streets, when cycling paths aren’t available. E-scooters are not permitted in bus lanes, on sidewalks or in pedestrian zones.
An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside.
Speed cameras are on highway B48 near Winnweiler today, the police said this morning in a tweet.
Afternoon rush hour traffic is ramping up. Eastbound highway A6 is backed up for 5 miles from Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof to Dreieck Kaiserslautern, causing commuters an estimated 56-minute delay, according to German Automobile Club, ADAC. Route B270 is slow with dense traffic between Opelkreisel traffic circle and Vogelweh. Expect a 6-minute delay.
Kleber Kaserne’s clock tower gate will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on tomorrow for maintenance. All incoming and outgoing traffic should go through the installation’s main gate during those hours.
Sewer rehabilitation work will block access to Adolph-Kolping-Platz. Starting today, Nov. 8, Kaiserslautern city maintenance will renew the lining of existing sewer pipes at the downtown traffic circle. The entrances and exits from Quellenstrasse, Lutzerstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse will be closed until Thursday. 

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