Probationary driving licences and speeding

If you have a probationary driving licence and have been caught speeding in Germany, our expert team of German lawyers may be able to help you.

The probationary period for new drivers in Germany is two years. Committing a driving offence while you possess a probationary driving licence can have severe consequences.

Whilst on probation, the German authorities differentiate between category A and category B motoring offences.

Category A offences are the most serious. After just one offence, the authorities can order the driver to participate in a driving seminar. At the same time, the probationary period extends by a further two years. Committing two category B driving offences has the same consequences.

If you have a probationary driving licence and have been charged with a motoring offence in Germany, contact our expert team of German lawyers on +49 (0) 221 / 951 563 0 for advice and assistance.


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Christian Solmecke is a partner at the law firm WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE. He is the author of numerous legal publications in the area of internet and IT law. He is also an associate lecturer for social media law at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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