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Old 05.05.2012, 08:31
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A1 motorbike License conversions if you were born before x date

Hi All,

i have been looking into getting my A1 liceense and was about to send in the forms to apply for my learners permit when a chap I was speaking to at work seems to think that if i am over a specific age i can just go up to the people who issue the license and they will add the A1 to my license as i was born before 1975. he said it was an old mans rule or something?

does anyone know anything about this before i wonder up and enquire directly?

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Old 06.05.2012, 20:25
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Re: A1 motorbike License conversions if you were born before x date

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Re: A1 motorbike License conversions if you were born before x date

Hey,

i'm new in Switzerland and just learning about licenses here, but maybe this will help you:

http://www.velos-motos-keller.ch/fuehrerschein.htm

If you know any german It says basically that if you already have B for the A1 license you only have to take 8 lessons, no exams or anything like that. If you have taken the exam for B before April 2003, you automatically also have "A1 limited", which allows you to drive small motorbikes with up to 45 km/h.

I hope this is not way to late
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Re: A1 motorbike License conversions if you were born before x date

Hi Thanks for this.

I passed my B (car) test in 1993 in the UK so yes that allows me the "A1 limited" which i guess is up to a 50CC.

Interesting thing is if i look at the categories , there's no such thing as "A1 Limited"...



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Hey,

i'm new in Switzerland and just learning about licenses here, but maybe this will help you:

http://www.velos-motos-keller.ch/fuehrerschein.htm

If you know any german It says basically that if you already have B for the A1 license you only have to take 8 lessons, no exams or anything like that. If you have taken the exam for B before April 2003, you automatically also have "A1 limited", which allows you to drive small motorbikes with up to 45 km/h.

I hope this is not way to late
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Old 17.08.2012, 21:44
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Re: A1 motorbike License conversions if you were born before x date

You need to talk to the driving school.

http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...fak/LFkat.html

Kategory A, beschränkt auf 45 Km/H,

Anforderungen / Ablauf:
  • Nothelferkurs, ausgenommen Inh. Kat. B oder Unterkategorie B1, A1
  • Basistheorieprüfung, ausgenommen Inh. Kat. B oder Unterkategorie B1, A1
  • Verkehrskunde, ausgenommen Inh. Kat. B oder Unterkategorie B1, A1
  • Praktische Grundschulung: 6 Stunden für Inhaber Kat. A1, ansonsten 12 Stunden
    Bewerber um den Führerausweis der Kategorie A dürfen die praktische Grundschulung nicht mit Fahrzeugen der Unterkategorie A1 absolvieren.
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Re: A1 motorbike License conversions if you were born before x date

Nothing to do with age - anyone with a car licence can get an A1 licence after 8 hours training.
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http://www.stva.zh.ch/internet/siche...fak/LFkat.html

Kategory A, beschränkt auf 45 Km/H,

Anforderungen / Ablauf:
  • Nothelferkurs, ausgenommen Inh. Kat. B oder Unterkategorie B1, A1
  • Basistheorieprüfung, ausgenommen Inh. Kat. B oder Unterkategorie B1, A1
  • Verkehrskunde, ausgenommen Inh. Kat. B oder Unterkategorie B1, A1
  • Praktische Grundschulung: 6 Stunden für Inhaber Kat. A1, ansonsten 12 Stunden
    Bewerber um den Führerausweis der Kategorie A dürfen die praktische Grundschulung nicht mit Fahrzeugen der Unterkategorie A1 absolvieren.
Read your own link. You mix categories. A beschraenkt is bikes up to 25 KW. A1 is for 125cc up to 11Kw.
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