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Applying for accompanied driving from the age of 17

Would you like to get your driver's license before your 18th birthday? Then you can participate in the "accompanied driving from 17"?

Young people can start their driving school training one year earlier. After passing the driving test, they will receive permission for classes B and BE (passenger cars). However, they may only drive if accompanied by a person named by name. The accompanying person must meet certain requirements.


  • Conditions as for the normal driving licence
  • Custodians (usually the parents) must agree to the participation and also declare their consent to the accompanying persons

Requirements for accompanying persons:

  • Completion of 30 years of age,
  • Possession of a valid driving licence category B (or even 3) for at least five years (the accompanying person must also carry their driving licence)
  • no more than one point in the driving licence register at the time of issue of the test certificate
  • no accompaniment of the holder of a test certificate, if the limits of 0.25 mg/l or 0.5 per mille alcohol in the blood are exceeded or if the accompanying person is under the influence of intoxicating substances

What documents do I need?

  • Identity card
  • Passport
  • Proof of participation in a training course in life-saving emergency measures
  • Vision test certificate (not older than 2 years)
  • Declaration of consent by the person with custody

    as well as their identity cards (also copies) and, if applicable, proof of custody

  • List of accompanying persons
  • Declaration of consent of each accompanying person with a copy of the identity card and driving licence