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Register of Driver Fitness

Road users who have committed offences in road traffic are recorded in the Register of Driver Fitness to the extent that the committed offence shall be penalised with penalty points according to the Driver Fitness Assessment System

Only authorised bodies and the person affected are provided with information from this Register.

Decisions on actions regarding the driving licence are not taken by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) but by the respective competent driving licence authority.

Graphic: Lines of communication of Register of Driver Fitness Register of Driver Fitness - Lines of communicationSource: KBA

The following decisions are recorded in the Register of Driver Fitness:

  • Decisions made by the driving licence authorities concerning the withdrawal, refusal or newly grant of driving licences as well as decisions concerning measures provided for by the Driver Fitness Assessment System,
  • Legally binding decisions concerning administrative offences if they are listed in Annex 13 to Section 40 Fahrerlaubnis-Verordnung (FeV) [Driving Licence Regulations] (only in German) and if a minimum fine of EUR 60.00 was fixed or a driving ban was imposed,
  • Legally binding decisions of criminal courts concerning criminal offences listed in Annex 13 to Section 40 FeV (only in German).

The decisions recorded in the Register of Driver Fitness are evaluated depending on kind and severity of the road traffic offence and are allocated up to three penalty points and are deleted after certain periods of time. When a certain number of penalty points is reached according to the Driver Fitness Assessment System the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt notifies the responsible local road traffic authority of the penalty point count of the concerned person.

Not every offence results in an entry in the Register of Driver Fitness. Only those road traffic offences are recorded in the Register of Driver Fitness which affect the road safety.

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