Police say he was caught driving at 95km/h in a 50km/h zone

A German teenager has lost his driving licence - less than an hour after he got it.

Police in Hemer, near Dortmund say the 18-year-old freshly qualified driver was caught doing 95km/h in a 50km/h zone.

The teen - who had four of his friends in the car at the time - had earned his licence only 49 minutes beforehand.

German media reports that the teen has been banned from driving for at least a month.

He's been ordered to pay a €200 fine, and told to take more driving lessons.

His driving probation period has also been extended.

Police said: "Some things last for eternity... some for not even an hour."