German teenager loses driving licence 49 minutes after passing test 2 months ago

German teenager loses driving licence 49 minutes after passing test

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A teenager managed to lose his driver's licence just 49 minutes after getting it, German police have said.

A police speed trap detected a car doing 95 kilometers per hour through the western town of Iserlohn, near Dortmund but the limit was just 50.

When the car was pulled over by the police, they found an 18-year-old driver and four of his friends, who were out for a drive to celebrate the teenager passing his driving test just 49 minutes previously.

In a statement, police said, "Some things last for ever - others not for an hour."

He has been formally banned from driving for four weeks, but police also said he would only get his licence back after "expensive retraining".

The teen was also given a €200 fine, two points on his licence once it is restored, and his probationary period as a new driver has been lengthened from two years to four.

Germany is famous for not having a speed limit for some vehicles on their Autobahn, but enforce a strict policy on speeding on other roads.