Driving licence for cars

The most common driving licence in Germany

The driving licence for cars is the most popular driving licence in Germany. Every year, more than 800,000 people obtain driving licences in categories B, BE and BF17.

Almost half of the new drivers are under 18 years of age and have participated in accompanied driving from 17 (BF17).

Car categories of driving licence

B, BF17, BE and B96

The following four licences are grouped under the car categories of driving licence: B, BF17, BE and B96.

BE and B96 are trailer licences.
Click on the respective category of driving licence to find out more about the driving licences. 

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