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When are penalty points deleted?

Entries made in the Register of Driver Fitness concerning road traffic offences are deleted following the expiry of fixed periods plus a one-year waiting period. The penalty points are officially deleted; no application needs to be filed.

Cancellation periods / Road traffic offences

  • 2 years and six months

    • For decisions concerning administrative offences which affect road safety (only in German) (e.g. breach of "mobile phone rule").
  • 5 years

    • For decisions concerning administrative offences which have a particular adverse effect on road safety (only in German) (e.g. drink-driving offences);
    • For decisions concerning criminal offences where the driving licence is not withdrawn or a separated ban is not imposed for the driving licence to be issued.

  • 10 years

With regard to all decisions, the cancellation period shall commence on the date when the decision enters into force.