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Removal of points in the driving suitability register

You can reduce points by means of a driving aptitude seminar. The driving aptitude seminar consists of traffic education and psychological elements. With a score of 1 to 5 points, you can voluntarily attend a driving aptitude seminar. This allows you to reduce 1 point once within 5 years.

If you score between 6 and 7 points, you can also attend the driving aptitude seminar voluntarily, but without deducting points.

The driving aptitude seminar is intended to clarify the causes of the defects and to identify ways of remedying them. The outcome of the consultation is intended only for the person concerned and only communicated to the person concerned. However, the person concerned shall receive a certificate of participation for submission to the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the county and the county-free city in which you reside.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Points that will be entered in the register from 01.05.2014 will be redeemed after the following period. This depends on the seriousness of the infringement:

  • Administrative offences (serious infringements): 2.5 years
  • Administrative offences (particularly serious infringements): 5 years
  • Offences without disqualification: 5 years
  • Offences involving disqualification: 10 years

The period shall begin from the date on which the decision has legal effect. Transitional arrangements apply to points registered before 01.05.2014.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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AG Municipal editorial staff

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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