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More and more learner drivers take their driving test at 17 ("accompanied driving")

At Fü you will be optimally prepared for the theory test. Regardless of how old you are.

Driving licence at age 17

...or: Accompanied driving

Since the beginning of 2008 you can get your "driving licence at 17" in Germany. This means you no longer have to be of age to obtain a car driving licence. There is one more condition: As the official name "accompanied driving" suggests, until your 18th birthday an adult has to accompany you when you drive.

This is how you can get a driving licence at 17

From the age of 16 and a half you can register with a driving school for car driving licence class B (or BE), provided your parents agree. If you want to be well prepared for your theory test, we recommend that you study with Fü . Here you study with a learning plan that is tailored to you and that will automatically prepare you for the driving test.

You can sit the practical test no earlier than 1 month before your 17th birthday. You are officially allowed to drive a car once you are 17. You do not get a driving licence, but rather a test certificate incl. the special approval for the driving licence at age 17, but that should not worry you.

Validity & transfer

The driving licence at age 17 is only valid in Germany. From your 18th birthday you still have 3 months before you apply for a full driving licence. After that, the test certificate expires.

Conditions that must be met by the mandatory accompanying person

  • She must be at least 30 years old
  • Her name must be entered on the test certificate
  • She has to have a class B (previously class 3) driving licence for at least 5 years
  • She must not have more than 3 Flensburg points

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