Driving ban

A driving ban is an order with which a court of justice or the police cancel a person's driving licence. A driving licence corresponding to the vehicle class is required for driving nearly all motor vehicles.

A court of justice must impose a driving ban for a maximum of five years on a driver of a motor vehicle if he/she is found guilty of aggravated endangering of traffic safety, drunken driving or aggravated drunken driving. Unless general interest requires otherwise, a driving ban can also be conditional if the right to drive is necessary for a person's occupation or if there is some other particularly weighty reason and the offence has not endangered another person's safety. The probationary period of a conditional driving ban is 1 to 3 years.

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