I've recently received a driving license (first license in my life) in Czech Republic and plan to do some traveling in Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Denmark, Poland). In some of the cities it would be nice to get a car for a couple of days. Unfortunately most large car hire companies, such as Hertz, enforce a one-year minimum validity rule on license holders:
At time of rental, the renter must present a valid driver's licence issued from country of residence that has been held for a minimum of one year.
This got me thinking over possible workarounds:
Perhaps the rental desks don't bother to check the license age and I can just show up at the desk without worries
It could be possible to email the company after the reservation and ask for an exception
It might be possible to haggle with the rental car employee on the spot (e.g. get some sort of an additional insurance)
So the question is - is it possible to override the license age rule for major rental companies in Central Europe?
P.S. I am aware that it might be easier to just buy a car than bother with rentals, but would like to find out about rental options first.