For Citizens

Driving licence: issue - on probation

When obtaining a driving licence for the first time, it shall be issued on a probationary basis for a period of two years. The probationary period shall be from the date of grant. 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 test driving licence was introduced in order to counteract the risk to the hazard of beginners. A safer and more considerate driving behaviour is to be achieved; in particular, risk awareness should be promoted and risk detection improved.

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

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