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Old 14.04.2012, 19:04
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Learning to drive in CH for English Speaker - back on the road

Hiya,
I was looking for some help regarding learning to drive in CH.

In short, I got my licence many years ago and have not driven for a while (10years). Now I want to get back on the road and learned that I would have to take the Kontrollfahrt here in Zurich. (Thanks for all the posts)

In order to be safe I wanted to take some theory lessons (in English) beforehand to allow me to familiarise myself with the signs and local rules of the road as well as some driving lessons. Is there anyone who has experience with this and can recommend an english speaking driving school for theory lessons and instructor in the Zurich area?

Thanks for all your help. Punky
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Old 14.04.2012, 19:56
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Re: Learning to drive in CH for English Speaker - back on the road

Hiya,
jsut reading up on stuff and learned a bot more about the so called "Verkehrskunde". Is there nayone who has been to any such course and would know where to find this in English? Thanks.

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Hiya,
I was looking for some help regarding learning to drive in CH.

In short, I got my licence many years ago and have not driven for a while (10years). Now I want to get back on the road and learned that I would have to take the Kontrollfahrt here in Zurich. (Thanks for all the posts)

In order to be safe I wanted to take some theory lessons (in English) beforehand to allow me to familiarise myself with the signs and local rules of the road as well as some driving lessons. Is there anyone who has experience with this and can recommend an english speaking driving school for theory lessons and instructor in the Zurich area? -

Thanks for all your help. Punky
If you have a Swiss License I don't understand why you need to take a Kontrollfahrt -
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Re: Learning to drive in CH for English Speaker - back on the road

I don't think the OP has ever driven in Switzerland so has a non-Swiss one from an English speaking country?
There are books, cds and web sites that can help you with the theory. Practical classes would be necessary after so many years without driving and really it is different here anyway. My first years with a Swiss licence I drove only on "motorways".
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Re: Learning to drive in CH for English Speaker - back on the road

Thanks mabern.

Right - got a licence some time ago and the swiss said they wanted a Kontrollfahrt to transfer it now. Either way, I want to feel confident on the roads and not be a hazard to others (there are enough of them out there already ).

So, any recommendations on where to learn about Verkehrskunde and Theory in English ? Thanks for also any reco on driving schools.

Cheers Punky
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Thanks mabern.

Right - got a licence some time ago and the swiss said they wanted a Kontrollfahrt to transfer it now. Either way, I want to feel confident on the roads and not be a hazard to others (there are enough of them out there already ).

So, any recommendations on where to learn about Verkehrskunde and Theory in English ? Thanks for also any reco on driving schools.

Cheers Punky
Ok - As a first step you can study the Driving Today Book (English) & that will explain pretty much all the Rules that a Trainer would teach you during the training. So depending on how much you have covered in the book you will save money on the training Sessions - each Session(1 hr or 50 mins) might cost you a minimum of 80 CHF - So I would suggest not to enroll with a trainer directly - I can send you the book(Soft copy) or you can buy a new one from the stores - Can give you some reference for the trainer as well - pm me ;-) Note - I recently did this Test & so all these are my experiences - Good Luck
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