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04.08.1951 - The Law on the Establishment of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) is announced. The KBA thus takes over the work of the „Centre for the collection of information about vehicles and drivers“, Bielefeld

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12.09.1951The Federal Ministry of Transport decides on Flensburg as the seat of the KBA
05.05.1952The KBA moves from Bielefeld to Flensburg
02.01.1958Establishment of the Central Register of Traffic Offenders
01.01.1971Central registration of data of vehicles with number plates exempt from registration laws
01.05.1974Introduction of the multiple offender points system
30.04.198450th anniversary of the introduction of the title document
01.11.1986Introduction of the beginner drivers file (probationary driving licence)
28.01.1987Introduction of the Central Traffic Information System (ZEVIS) in the Federal Republic of Germany
01.01.1988Central registration of export number plates
01.09.1988Central registration of temporary lay-ups of vehicles
01.10.1988Central registration of red number plates for recurrent use
03.10.1990Extension of the KBA‘s scope of responsibility to the territory of the former GDR.
The Motor-Vehicle Engineering Office of the former GDR in Dresden becomes the branch office of the KBA
01.01.1994The registration of all vehicles of the former GDR is completed as the period set for acquiring new number plates expires on 31.12.1993
02.01.199840th anniversary of the KBA’s Central Register of Traffic Offenders
30.03.1998The KBA is now available under the Internet address http://www.kba.de
01.01.1999Establishment of the Central Register of Driving Licences
01.01.1999Introduction of the reformed points evaluation and a national bonus systems
01.05.199925th anniversary of the points system
25.09.2000KBA joins the European Car and Driving Licence Information System (EUCARIS) for Germany
03.10.200010th anniversary of the Dresden office
04.08.200150th anniversary of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt
01.05.200430th anniversary of the introduction of the multiple offender points system
01.07.2005Establishment of the Central Register of Digital Tachograph Cards
02.01.200850th anniversary of the Central Register of Traffic Offenders
01.01.200910th anniversary of the Central Register of Driving Licences
01.05.2011Activation of the online-request for information out of the Central Register of Traffic Offenders
01.05.2014Central Register of Traffic Offenders becomes the Register of Drivers Fitness

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