To get my German licence (since I had it before my american one obviously) it is not a cake-walk like it is over here. This one here (in my oppinion, most German kids could pass when they are about 12 it was so easy..at least to me).
Here is what you need to get a German Licence
Have to be 18 or above
You learn that you can pay fines RITE on the spot of the offence if it is 50 Euro or less. You have one week to pay up on the ticket or else your car will be IMPOUNDED then and there
When passing a school zone, you get taught to remove your foot from the gas pedal
Drinking and Driving is a LOT more strict: B/A level is .03 (in the USA the legal limit is 0.10) will also make him a new mass-transit customer. The loss of the driver's license is guaranteed!
Getting a licence (at least when I got mine..) the cost was 770 Euro (american dollar..$930ish..yes hundred!)
yes, most drivers in Germany treat their licences like GOLD, I know I did. The drivers over there are really decent for the most part,,just look out for tourist having fun.
There is a lot more I could tell ya, but I thought these points of intrests may intrests some of ya.