In the case of traffic offences in particular, there are two possibilities under German law to react to infringements: Driving ban and driving disqualification. In the case of a driving ban, the driving licence is given into official custody, the driving ban is one to six months. In the case of more serious traffic offences, on the other hand, the driving licence is completely withdrawn and a blocking period is imposed, which must at least elapse before the right to drive a motor vehicle in road traffic can be applied for again. The blocking period is at least six months.
This makes it clear that driving disqualifications can only be considered for serious road traffic offences. If, for example, someone is caught with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 1.1 per mille, he has proved to be unsuitable for driving a vehicle on the road. The driver’s license is then revoked and he must apply for his driver’s license again after the deadline has expired.
This is what is important in the case of unauthorised removal from the scene of the accident (hit and run). If the perpetrator has seriously injured or even killed a person, the driving licence is revoked. If he has caused only material damage, it depends on the amount of the damage.