Legal drinking age and driver's license in Germany

I just read an article in a German newspaper. The legal age to buy beer and wine is 16 years. You can consume beer/wine at the age of 14 if you are accompanied by a legal guardian.
They are thinking of raising the drinking age to 18.

In Germany you usually get a driver’s license (Führerschein) for a car at age 18.
At age 16 you can get a license for a scooter.

If you get caught riding you bicycle whilst being drunk you might loose your car driver’s license.

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Interesting, in Italy you must be 18 in order to buy or order alcohol!
What about other countries?

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Wow! I’ve heard traffic regulations (“Verkehrsregeln”) are taken very seriously in Germany, which I think is great. But now I’m curious, I assume you get a fine or have to do community work if you get caught riding a bike drunk?

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In Argentina you also need to be 18 to buy or order any kind of alcohol but you can get a driver’s license for a car at 16 with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

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