A teenager has lost his driving licence, just 49 minutes after passing his test.

The 18-year-old was returning home from the test centre when police clocked him travelling almost twice the speed limit – at 95km/h (60mph) in a 50km/h (30mph) zone in the town of Hemer, Germany.

“Some things last for ever – others not for an hour,” officers wrote in their statement, the BBC reported.

He had four friends in the car with him.

He has been formally banned for four weeks, but police said he would only get his licence back after “expensive retraining”.

He is also facing a €200 (£180) 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.