Driving licence on probation Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
When a driving licence is purchased for the first time, it shall be issued on probation for a period of two years. The probationary period shall last from the date of issue. When a driving licence is issued to the holder of a driving licence issued abroad, the period since its acquisition shall be counted towards the probationary period. The driving licence on probation has been introduced in order to counteract the risk of danger for novice drivers. A safer and more considerate driving behaviour should be achieved; in particular, risk awareness and risk identification should be improved. Excluded from the regulations on the probationary period are driving licences in categories AM, L and T. If a driving licence of categories AM, L or T is extended to one of the other classes for the first time, the driving licence of the category to which it is extended shall be granted on a probationary manner.
The driving licence on probation also begins with accompanied driving from the age of 17.
If a licence holder is noticed on probation and his offence is recorded in the driving licence register, the driver's licence authority shall notify him at short notice. Measures shall be taken even if the infringement was committed during the probationary period and has since expired. If a final offence or administrative offence has been recorded against the holder of a driving licence within the probationary period, participation in a postgraduate seminar shall be ordered. In the event of a repetition, the holder is warned in writing and advised to take part in traffic psychological counselling within two months. In the event of another serious infringement or two other less serious infringements, the driving licence shall be revoked. The driving licence authority shall be bound by the final decision on the offence or administrative offence in the measures taken. For traffic psychological counselling, it takes the form of a one-on-one interview. It may be supplemented by a driving test if the consultant deems it necessary. The consultant shall clarify the causes of the deficiencies and identify ways of remedying them. Participants in advanced seminars should be encouraged to identify and reduce deficiencies in their attitudes towards road traffic and traffic-safe behaviour by participating in group discussions and by participating in a driving test. An individual seminar may only be permitted by the ordering authority in exceptional cases. The advanced seminars may be carried out by driving instructors who hold a corresponding permit in accordance with the Driving Instructors Act. In traffic psychological counselling, the licence holder is to be led to identify deficiencies in his attitude to road traffic and in road-safe behaviour and to develop a willingness to reduce these deficiencies. The consultation takes the form of a one-on-one interview. It may be supplemented by a driving test if the consultant deems it necessary. The consultant shall clarify the causes of the deficiencies and identify ways of remedying them. The outcome of the consultation is intended only for the person concerned and is communicated only to the person concerned. However, the person concerned shall receive a certificate of participation for submission to the driving licence authority.
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