Teenage Driver Loses Licences 49 Minutes After Passing Test
The hours, not to mention cost, of learning how to drive all seem worth it once you're finally told you - yes, you - are legally allowed to take the wheel of a car.
However, one teenager in Germany was so quick to celebrate that he ended up going over the limit and having his licence taken off him 49 short minutes after passing. Bloody hell, mate.
The 18-year-old was out for a spin with some pals going for a little drive when he was clocked by a police speed trap doing 60mph (95km/h) in a 30mph (50km/h) zone.
Cops in the town of Hemer caught him with a laser speed gun and have warned the teen that he now faces a harsh punishment. He's been formally banned for at least four weeks, but police have also said he will only be allowed to get his licence back after having undergone 'extensive retraining'.
If his licence is then restored, he'll get two points on his licence and see his new driver probationary period extended from two years to four. He could also be slapped with a €200 (£178 / $227) fine and will be expected to stump up for the cost of his additional driving lessons.
To add insult to injury, cops from Märkischer Kreis posted about the incident to Facebook, writing: "Some things hold for eternity... some not even an hour." Oof.
The post continued: "Just 49 minutes ago, an 18-year-old driver was able to look forward to his new [licence]. Then he got into a laser measurement of the police #hemer. With 95 at allowed 50 km/H!"
Still, at least he got very briefly taste the freedom of the open road.
Earlier this year, a teenager from Buffalo, Minnesota, managed to crash right through a wall while on her driving test, which, in case you're wondering, is an instant fail.
According to cops, she had only just got into the car to begin the test when she accidentally flipped the car into drive, instead of reverse, and went careening into the test centre, knocking out part of the wall.
Thankfully, the wannabe motorist was fine, but the 60-year-old driving test examiner was taken to hospital having sustained minor injuries.
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