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German teen loses driving licence after 49 minutes

18-year-old has licence for less than an hour before getting banned for speeding

Published: 22 Nov 2018
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Things have gone really quite badly for a teenager in a town called Hermer, Germany. Just 49 minutes after passing his driving test, local police caught him speeding at almost double the posted speed limit, earning himself a four-week driving ban and a €200 fine. Oops. 

The 18-year-old had four friends in the car when he was caught doing 95kph in a 50kph zone. That’s like doing 60mph in a 30. Looks as though he just couldn’t wait until he got to his local derestricted Autobahn to put his foot down. 

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Police in the Märkischer Kreis region of Germany, where the ticket was issued, speculated that he was trying to impress his friends with his driving. Way to state the obvious, chaps. 

Naturally, the offending driver will have to undergo “expensive retraining” to get his licence back. And when he does, the normally two-year long probationary period will be doubled to four years. 

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