Driving without a driving licence
What are the consequences?
The temptation to practice driving before the first hour is probably great, but unfortunately it is forbidden.
Anyone who drives without a driver's license commits a crime. According to § 21 StVG up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine are threatened. In addition, a temporary driving ban is turned into a permanent driving ban with at least six months of suspension and a medical-psychological-examination.
What does "driving without a driver's license" mean?
- Driving without ever having successfully passed a driving test
- Driving despite driving ban
- Driving despite driving disqualification
- Driving a vehicle category for which you are not authorized (e.g. someone with a driving license category B drives a bus)
- Driving without having the existing foreign driving licence rewritten
- Driving without a companion during the probationary period
- Not only can the driver be prosecuted for driving without a driving licence, but the vehicle owner also faces a fine or imprisonment.
If you have only lost your driving licence, you are not committing a crime, but a misdemeanour. You can find more information under lost driver's license.
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.