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Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

Looking for advice on where to start when learning to drive in Switzerland?

I have heard that there are a number of things you have to do other than the actual driving itself.

Theory test, first aid course, eye test?

Where should these courses be done? And preferably I would do the theory test in English. I'm in Lenzburg and heard it's possible to do the theory in English in Solothurn.

Anyone offer any advice?

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Old 14.02.2011, 14:47
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

You can start by going to your local driving school, and asking there.

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=Driving+test

http://www.mfk-so.ch/

http://www.fuehrerausweise.ch/

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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

First question

Do you want to drive like the locals ?
Or learn how to drive properly?


If it is the first
a) stick absolutely to the speed limit, or maybe 20 kph below
b) stop on main roads and let everyone out. Even if the traffic is quite light
c) To not use your indicators - ever
d) Get really pissed off with ausslanders when they adopt your habits
e) Roundabouts are filter system, so never ever look at traffic to you left,that might expect you to be giving way

PS UptheHatters, before you red blob me again, this is an attempt at what is called "humour"
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

  1. First Aid Course
  2. Theory Test -> Student permit
  3. Sensibilisation
  4. Driving Lessons
  5. Test -> Provisional permit
  6. During next 3 years do two (or three?) driving day courses
  7. After 3 years full licence

Think that's about it
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

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You can start by going to your local driving school, and asking there.

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=Driving+test

http://www.mfk-so.ch/

http://www.fuehrerausweise.ch/

Theorieprüfung am Computer (CUT)>zurück<
Die Absolvierung der Basis-Theorieprüfung ist in den folgenden Sprachen möglich:
Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch und Englisch.
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  1. First Aid Course
  2. Theory Test -> Student permit
  3. Sensibilisation
  4. Driving Lessons
  5. Test -> Provisional permit
  6. During next 3 years do two (or three?) driving day courses
  7. After 3 years full licence

Think that's about it
Thanks for that! So now I know where to start, preferably I'd like to do the Theory test in English, you know if it's possible to do the First Aid course in English as well?
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Old 14.02.2011, 16:48
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

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you know if it's possible to do the First Aid course in English as well?
It's possible to do the First Aid course in English - the problem is finding one...

I've been looking in Basel and couldn't find any but I know there are some in Zürich. Not sure what it's like in Lenzburg, good luck!
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

First Aid Course for Swiss Driving Licence in English www.healthyandsafe.biz
the places fill up very fast.

Good luck!
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

In fribourg the theory could only be done in one of the official languages, dunno about other cantons.
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

There is an ad on every page - upper right hand corner for Mike Knecht Driving School -- maybe you should visit our, um, sponser?
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

do you have a DL from another country? I just had eveything transfered from my U.S. DL. No tests.. A,B,C,D,BE,CE,and DE walked in and left my DL from the U.S. and they mailed me my new one in 5 days for here. My stepson 16 was in U.S. for a couple months got drivers training then and a DL from kansas, came back here waited till he was 18 walked in and walked out with one for here. No drivers training here required.
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Re: Learning to drive in Switzerland. Step by Step?

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  1. First Aid Course
  2. Theory Test -> Student permit
  3. Sensibilisation
  4. Driving Lessons
  5. Test -> Provisional permit
  6. During next 3 years do two (or three?) driving day courses
  7. After 3 years full licence
Think that's about it
Do u know what the conditions are during the 3 year period ? i.e. can u drive alone or do u have to be accompanied by an experienced driver ?
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