Driving bans

You have to know that!

Much too fast, a red traffic light "overlooked" or wrong behaviour at the level crossing. There are many reasons that can lead to a driving ban.

But what exactly does a driving ban mean? Where do I hand in my driver's license? How long can you not drive? You can read all the important information about driving bans here.

What's a driving ban?

Although all of us know the traffic rules, there are always road users who do not adhere to them. Depending on the severity of the offence, fines, points or even a driving ban are the result.

The driving ban is the most serious consequence, as the loss of a driving licence is a great challenge for many people.

Especially in rural areas, people are often dependent on a car due to the poorly developed local transport system.

But what does a driving ban even mean?

If a driving ban is imposed on you, any driving of a motor vehicle is prohibited - you must surrender your driving licence. But be careful: not to be confused is a driving ban with the withdrawal of the driving license.

There are many reasons that can lead to a driving ban.

Driving ban vs. driver's license revocation

Although these two terms sound similar, they mean two different situations.

Driving ban

  • Your driver's license is suspended.
  • Period: One to three months (no splitting possible)
  • Is imposed in the event of serious traffic offences
  • After the driving ban has expired you will get your driving licence back.

Withdrawal of driving licence

  • Your driver's license will be revoked.
  • Period: At least six months
  • Is imposed in the case of serious traffic offences or criminal offences
  • New issue necessary, because driver's license was destroyed
  • You may have to successfully participate in an MPU
  • You can find more information under driving disqualification.

Is it possible to split the driving ban?

No, the legislator does not provide for this possibility. The driving ban must always be enforced in one piece. The reason for this is simple: The driving ban should be as unpleasant as possible so that you adhere to the traffic rules in the future. The "no splitting rule" therefore has an educational character.

The theory lessons make you fit for your theory exam and your driving lessons.

Find your driving school

The first step to avoid a driving ban from the beginning is to choose a qualitative driving training. So now look for a driving school in your area that suits you best and prepares you both practically and theoretically for road traffic.