Vehicles and Traffic

Vehicles and Traffic

What paperwork do you need and what rules must you follow if you use a motor vehicle to travel? Motor vehicle liability insurance is obligatory in Germany. You cannot buy a vehicle without it. You also need documentation of permission to operate a motor vehicle: a driving licence is an essential requirement.

Personal matters in Vehicles and Traffic

  • # Driving licence

    Anyone who wants to drive a motor vehicle must have permission to operate a motor vehicle. Your driving licence is a certificate of permission to operate a motor vehicle. How can I get permission to operate a motor vehicle? What should I do if I want a licence for other vehicle classes, so I can drive a motorcycle or a heavy goods vehicle, for example? How can I extend limited permission to operate a motor vehicle? This page provides answers to these and similar questions.

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  • # Owning a motor vehicle

    So you’ve finally decided on a car and now you want to drive it? Or is it finally time to retire your trailer? Either way, you’re in the right place. From original registration and notification of a change of address to de-registration, you can find out what you need, along with lots of other information and contact details, here.

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