World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Driving licence in Finland

Article Id: WHEBN0015447194
Reproduction Date:

Title: Driving licence in Finland  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Driving licences by country, European driving licence, Transport in Finland, Driving licence in Albania, Driving licence in Russia
Collection: Driving Licences by Country, Transport in Finland
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Driving licence in Finland

In Finland, the car driver's training can be obtained either in a private driving school or given by a near relative who has a driver's license. If the person is trained by a relative, the relative must obtain a special instructor's permit and have a car fitted and inspected with an extra set of brake pedals for the front passenger. The training for B class license requires 18 hours of instructed driving, including a spell on a slippery driving course, and 19 theory lessons. After this, the person must pass a computerized theory test and a driving test in city traffic with a minimum length of 30 minutes. C class training is similar, but longer.[1]

The initial license is issued for two years. During this time, the new driver may receive a maximum of two traffic fines in total. If the number of fines is exceeded, the license is revoked and the driver is required to re-take the exam. Even with one fine, the interim period may be extended for a maximum of two years. During the interim period, there are two different phases. Phase called practicing period which consist self learning and some teaching in a driving school. Practicing period takes at least three months. After that you have to complete advanced phase, which includes a slippery driving course, some education in a driving school and participate in dark time driving training, unless this was part of the initial training. (Finnish lighting conditions prevent the dark time training during summer.)

The motorcycles are divided in three categories. Anyone born before 1985 may drive a moped. Persons born in 1985 or after may obtain a moped driver's license at the age of 15. This requires training in a driving school or by your relative. After that there's a theoretical test and short handling test. The A1 license, allowing the use of light motorbikes, may be obtained at the age of 16. The practical training is done independently in traffic after a training permit has been obtained from the police. Theoretical training includes 12 theory lessons. A person who has A1 license can get an A2 after holding the A1 for two years by completing an additional training course in a driving school. After two years of A2 licence, it can be turned into full A license with extra training in a driving school. After the age of 24, a person can obtain the A license directly, without holding an A1 license first.

The use of tractors and motorized sleighs is allowed for anyone with a valid B class license. However, it is possible to obtain the T class license for these vehicles already at the age of 15 by passing a simple theory exam.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.trafi.fi/tieliikenne/ajokortit_ja_tutkinnot/ajokorttiluokat


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.