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Driving licences

Documents that authorise people to drive a vehicle. They can be of the following types:

  • AM-Authorises driving of two or three wheeled moped and light four-wheeled vehicles.
  • A1-Authorises driving of mopeds of less than 125 cc.
  • A2- Authorises driving of motorbikes below 35 kW.
  • A-Authorises driving of motorcycles and tricycles.
  • B-Authorises driving of automobiles of a mass of no greater than 3,500 kg and in which the number of seats, including the driver's is no greater than nine. These vehicles can tow a trailer that weighs no more than 750 kg.
  • BTP- Only valid in national territory. Authorises driving of public service, for emergency services, school transport, estate cars of a maximum authorised weight of no more than 3,500 kg and in which the number of seats, including the driver's is no greater than nine.
  • C1-Authorises driving of trucks and estate cars of a weight greater than 3,500 kg, and below 7,500 kg. and in which the number of seats, including the driver's is no greater than nine.
  • C-Authorises driving of automobiles different to class D1 or D, of a weight greater than 3,500 kg. but whose number of seats, including the driver's, is no greater than nine.
  • D-Authorises driving of automobiles used for the transport of people, in which the number of seats, including that of the driver, is greater than nine. These automobiles may tow a trailer, the maximum authorised weight of which must be no greater than 750 kg.
  • D1-Authorises driving of automobiles used for the transport of people, the number of seats of which including that of the driver, no greater than seventeen of a length of less than nine metres. These automobiles may tow a trailer, the maximum authorised weight of which may be no greater than 750 kg.
  • E-Authorises driving of vehicles while towing non-light trailers. The trailer will be connected to the vehicles for which the corresponding class of driving licence allows.

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