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Old 08.04.2011, 22:32
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sooo ... can he drive????

my husband could not pass the driving test here for the third time. he has a learning driving licence that means he can drive with someone who already has a driving licence for more then 5 years (i think so).
i have an Indian licence for more then 5 and a half year (not converted in suiss driving license). so can he drive with me?

now it has got worst as he lost his learning driving license too. now what? do we need to lodge an FIR or need to inform the issuing authority ? can we get a duplicate copy?

if you can please reply to both the answers separately.
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Old 08.04.2011, 22:53
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Re: sooo ... can he drive????

As a learner your husband can drive here only if the co-driver is over 23 years old, had a license for at least 3 years, and has a license;
  • Valid Swiss driving licence
  • Valid driving licence from any EU/EEA country
  • Valid foreign driving licence represented by an international driving licence
Please search Google for "driving license in Switzerland" and there are many sites with lots of information.

Example http://geneva.angloinfo.com/informat...rivlicence.asp

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To get another learner driving license he has to go back to where he got the first one. BUT...

Anyone who fails their practical driving test twice cannot take the driving
test again until a driving instructor provides an attestation that the person
has completed their driving training.

A person who fails their driving test more than three times will be referred
to a psychologist who will determine if they are mentally fit to drive and
whether they may have another attempt.

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Old 08.04.2011, 22:57
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Remember, the worst thing is not being caught without a valid licence, but without Insurance. Should you have any accident, even if the other person is drunk and throws her/himself under your wheels.
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Old 08.04.2011, 23:00
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And you'd better make sure he sorts out his license before the baby is due!
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Old 08.04.2011, 23:04
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Remember, the worst thing is not being caught without a valid licence, but without Insurance. Should you have any accident, even if the other person is drunk and throws her/himself under your wheels.
All vehicles registered in Switzerland have insurance, regardless of whether the driver has a license (or if you've paid for it).

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As a learner your husband can drive here only if the co-driver is over 23 years old, had a license for at least 3 years, and has a license;
  • Valid Swiss driving licence
  • Valid driving licence from any EU/EEA country
  • Valid foreign driving licence represented by an international driving licence
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i fulfill first two criteria..but my licence is not an international one...it means he can not drive with me
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Old 09.04.2011, 19:53
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i have an Indian licence for more then 5 and a half year (not converted in suiss driving license). so can he drive with me?


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i fulfill first two criteria..but my licence is not an international one...it means he can not drive with me
I don't think he can drive with you as you have an Indian driving license and not converted it to Swiss. As I understand, your license is valid here only for one year after your arrival, after that you need to convert it to Swiss (of course,you have to successfully pass the practical test).
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Re: sooo ... can he drive????

I don't know if you mentioned this, but I strongly suggest your husband take 5-10 lessons from a fahrschule before going for a test. Did he do this already?
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he did this but not too many classes..just one or two class before the test


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I don't know if you mentioned this, but I strongly suggest your husband take 5-10 lessons from a fahrschule before going for a test. Did he do this already?
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Has he passed the theory and the first-aid tests?
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Old 10.04.2011, 01:07
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Has he passed the theory and the first-aid tests?
I think you have to pass those before you get a provisional license.

@ aout07 you don't have to wait 12 months to convert your license. You can do it next week, and then if hubby has a provisional you can take him out late on Sunday night when not too many drivery are about.
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Re: sooo ... can he drive????

theory test and first aid tests are after u fail for the first time...it is already over..after that it is only the practical test.. but if u fail for the third time u have to go through a psychological test

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..... then if hubby has a provisional you can take him out late on Sunday night when not too many drivery are about.
it is actually not required. he drives very very well...we have been to all over Switzerland ... Paris in our car...
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Old 10.04.2011, 10:29
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theory test and first aid tests are after u fail for the first time...it is already over..after that it is only the practical test.. but if u fail for the third time u have to go through a psychological test
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he did this but not too many classes..just one or two class before the test
This maybe what zubin was hinting at - a colleague is just starting the process of getting a Swiss licence. A few people (including numerous Swiss) have mentioned having to have a certain number of lessons (they were talking 10 - 20) as there is an unwritten rule that instructors will find a way to fail you if they know you have only had a limited number.

No idea how true this is, but worth thinking about as it was a popular opinion. The only reasoning was money - forcing you to pay for x number of lessons, and not just learning privately.
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Old 10.04.2011, 13:10
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This maybe what zubin was hinting at - a colleague is just starting the process of getting a Swiss licence. A few people (including numerous Swiss) have mentioned having to have a certain number of lessons (they were talking 10 - 20) as there is an unwritten rule that instructors will find a way to fail you if they know you have only had a limited number.

No idea how true this is, but worth thinking about as it was a popular opinion. The only reasoning was money - forcing you to pay for x number of lessons, and not just learning privately.
Apparently not true at all.

My daughter just passed, an only had 6 or 8 with an instructor.

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it is actually not required. he drives very very well...we have been to all over Switzerland ... Paris in our car...
Obviously it is required if he keeps failing
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i get the feeling there's going to be some driving sans license going on....
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