We go on the road with the autobahn police in North Rhine-Westfalia, who are on the lookout for trucks that fail to meet safety standards.
Police are unsure why a long distance bus veered off a straight section of highway in northeast Germany. Six people have been seriously injured in the accident.
Sections of Germany's concrete motorways have broken apart after several days of hot weather. Without further investment, these roads stand little chance of weathering the effects of global warming.
A herd of runaway water buffalo has forced a nine-hour closure of the A3 motorway near Leverkusen in both directions. The animals had to be sedated before they could be moved from the carriageway.
A lone escaped buffalo triggered a three-hour police hunt in eastern Germany. Such operations involving the heat-intolerant beasts are turning into a regular occurence for police in Erfurt with the current temperatures.
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