Does anyone know anything about the German driving test? I'm currently on a provisional license here in the UK, and I'm a good driver, I just never got around to actually sitting the test.
I may be moving to Germany for 6 months or so, and I may need to actually pass my test as I'll be au-pairing.
Any info would be great
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- Thread Starter
- 25-01-2010 12:18
- 25-01-2010 12:30
The German Driving Test
Enrolling at a driving school is compulsory in Germany. Inquire at a local driving school (Fahrschule) for specific information, exam dates, prices and driving lesson packages. Lots of schools offer lessons in English and many of the theory documents are also available in English. The written part of the exam, however, is carried out in German.
The following steps must be followed to complete a German Driving Test:
Completion of a first aid course: "First Aid at The Scene of An Accident - Sofortmaßnahmen am Unfallort"
To find a local first aid course held by the German Red Cross: Click here
For more information: Click here
Eye test (Sehtestbescheinigung) – official confirmation of an eye test carried out within the past two years by an optician (Optiker)
Submit an application to the local Office for Resident Registration (Einwohnermeldeamt) for a driving licence (Antrag auf Erteilung einer Fahrerlaubnis)
Successful completion of the theory test
Successful completion of the practical driving test
Anyone taking a driving test for buses and heavy goods vehicles must provide a medical attestation of good physical and mental health
The theory test
The theory test must be passed before the practical test can be taken. Both the theory and the practical test must take place at an official test centre. The theory test may in some cases be taken in another language.
The theory test consists of 30 questions, mostly multiple choice on subjects such as speed limits, permissible vehicle weights and so on. Depending on the level of difficulty of the question, wrong answers score two to five minus points. In the multiple choice questions there may be several correct answers. A candidate who receives more than ten minus points for incorrect answers fails the test.
For more detailed information on the theory test: Click here (in German)
The practical test
The practical test lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. The driver must demonstrate an ability to drive safely, competently and calmly. The test can be re-taken three times at fortnightly intervals. There is no limit to the number of times it can be re-taken, but after the third, sixth and ninth re-takes there must be a three-month gap.
Note: the theory test is only valid for one year. If re-taking a practical driving test after 12 months, the theory test must be re-taken too.
I should have a link to the site the above info was taken from, but I can't find it at the moment.