This letter will state that the police may consider imposing a driving ban if
- you are found guilty of at least three traffic offences within one year or at least four traffic offences within two years;
- you have held your driving licence for less than two years and are found guilty of at least two traffic offences within one year or at least three traffic offences within two years;
- you have held a motorcycle driving licence for under two years but do not have a car licence, and are found guilty of at least two traffic offences within one year or at least three traffic offences within two years.
The monitoring period given in the letter begins either one or two years before the date on which you committed your last traffic offence. Paying fines will not affect the number of offences held on record or the sending of letters.
The police may impose a driving ban for a single, serious traffic offence. Such offences include reckless driving or driving without a licence.
Traffic offences remain in the register as a rule for 5 years
According to the Act on Transport Services (part V, chapter 2, section 6), which entered into force on 1 July 2018, information on offences and their sanctions must be deleted from the register as soon as it has become redundant.
Information on traffic offences (e.g. driving while intoxicated, driving while seriously intoxicated, causing a serious traffic hazard and operation of a vehicle without a licence) includes information on reports of and decisions on traffic offences as well as driving bans. As a rule, this information will be deleted from the register five years after the decision on the offence or sanction has become final.
Driving ban training
New drivers are subject to stricter monitoring than other drivers for a two-year period after obtaining a right to drive for a car or a motorcycle. A driving ban may be imposed on the person if he or she has committed one or more driving offences during this two-year period. Restoring the right to drive after the driving ban requires additional training to prevent the driver's risky behaviour.
The driving ban training covers risky behaviour and its impact of traffic safety. The training is theoretical instruction that includes independent assignments and group discussions. The training takes four hours and it can also be completed as online studies via remote connection.
The training can be completed at a driving school or in instruction provided by a company in the traffic safety sector approved by Traficom. The training can be completed during or after the driving ban.
The police will restore the right to drive once the person has completed the training, submitted the certificate of the training to the police and the driving ban has expired.