In typical German fashion, a court there has ruled on how long a truck can take to overtake another truck.

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Thanks to Online Focus Auto, Tachoblog can report that, last week, the Oberlandesgericht Hamm in Germany stated that this maneuver should take no more that 45 seconds after which the trucks are ‘Elephant Racing’. If caught racing their elephants, drivers face a fine of 80 euros.