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Driving licence: entry - of points in the register of fitness to drive

From 01.05.2014 the following regulations apply to the entry of points:

  • 1 point: Administrative offences
  • 2 points: gross administrative offences with a regular driving ban and criminal offences
  • 3 points: Offences involving withdrawal of driving licence

Points according to the regulation valid until 30.04.2014 are converted as follows:

  • 0 points = 0 points
  • 1-3 points = 1 point
  • 4-5 points = 2 points
  • 6-7 points = 3 points
  • 8-10 points = 4 points
  • 11-13 points = 5 points
  • 14-15 points = 6 points
  • 16-17 points = 7 points
  • 18 or more points = 8 points

In order to protect against dangers posed by drivers or keepers who repeatedly violate traffic regulations, the competent authority must take appropriate measures according to the points system.

Process flow

The procedure depends on your score.

  • With a score of 1 to 3 , the reservation is made without further action.
  • With a score of 4 to 5 , the admonition and a reference to a driving fitness seminar are issued in order to improve traffic behaviour. Anyone who attends a driving fitness seminar voluntarily can reduce 1 point in accordance with § 4 paragraph 5 of the Road Traffic Act (StVG).
  • A score of 6 to 7 will result in a warning.
  • With a score of 8 points , the driving license will be revoked .

Information on the reduction of points can be found in the service "Reduction of points in the driving fitness register".

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city in which you have your residence.


  • Entry in the register of fitness to drive in the event of an infringement according to the nationwide catalogue of offences
  • Information provided by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

Fine: 17,90 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Admonition or warning according to the driving fitness register

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

After the withdrawal of the driving licence on the basis of the If the number of points in the register of fitness to drive, a new driving licence may be issued at the earliest 6 months after the withdrawal has taken effect. The period begins with the delivery of the driver's license. In order to prove that fitness to drive motor vehicles has been restored, it is usually ordered to provide an expert opinion from an officially recognised assessment centre for fitness to drive.

What else should I know?

Road users who have become conspicuous in road traffic are registered in the register of fitness to drive. Information from this register shall be provided only to authorised bodies and to the persons concerned themselves.

Technically approved by

AG Kommunenredaktion


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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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