The training for candidates for first driving licences (EAS), which comprises 4 hour of theory lessons, is compulsory for all who are applying for a driving licence for the first time.
The instruction includes 4 hours of theory training on the basic rules of traffic.
The purpose of this training is to provide the person applying for a driving licence with basic information about the road traffic system, vehicle interaction and risks, factors affecting the safety of different road user groups, responsibilities and obligations associated with driving motor vehicles, and other requirements for driving safely and with good situational awareness.
For a passenger car licence, you need at least 10 hours of driving instruction.
In practice, the amount of driving instruction required depends on the individual needs of the driving licence applicant and the level of knowledge and skill they have previously obtained. The quantity and content of instruction and driving practice can be adjusted flexibly in accordance with the learning needs such that the minimum amount matches the above-mentioned minimum hours. The more you receive guided practice before your driving test, the better you will be prepared for independent driving after receiving your licence.
Required only for those applying for a passenger car licence (category B):
The instruction includes 4 hours of theory and 4 hours of driving that relate to the recognition and management of safety risks on the road. The driving instruction can be partly provided using a simulator.
The training increases readiness for driving in difficult conditions and supports in other ways the acquisition of safe, responsible and law-abiding driving habits. In particular, the training strengthens the ability to recognise and avoid dangerous road situations and factors which may weaken the driver’s driving ability and thus increase the risk of accidents.
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