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Minimum ages

  1. Are there any derogations from the age limit of 18 years for driving a category B vehicle?

    Article 6(2) of Directive 91/439/EEC envisages this possibility. Member States may grant exemptions and issue driving licences from the age of 17 years.

  2. Are category B licences issued to holders under 18 recognised by other Member States ?

    Article 6(3) of Directive 91/439/EEC stipulates that Member States may refuse to recognise the validity in their territory of such licences issued to drivers under 18 years of age.


last update: 03-02-2009