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Old 01.05.2012, 16:40
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teaching someone to drive ?

hiya,

I may have volunteered myself to help teach the 18 year old son of a friend how to drive.
I believe he's passed the written test ( I'll check )
I believe he'll be taking formal lessons as well ( I'll check )

so what I'll be doing is giving him extra driving time and hopefully not un-doing any good the driving instructor has done.

however this being Switzerland, do I open myself up for any special liability, insurance risks, by doing this?

( back in the states it was make sure the kid has a permit and your insurance was up to date.. here??? )
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Re: teaching someone to drive ?

From what I understand, you should be fine. But why not just check with your insurance, to be abso sure?

I taught our 2 daughters to drive, and nearly left them at the side of the road to walk back on a couple of occasions!!! Much easier to teach other peoples' kids
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Re: teaching someone to drive ?

It depends on the insurance too, my car covers any driver.
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Re: teaching someone to drive ?

You should be good to go, assuming the insurance is on the car, not the person - which is typically the case here
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Old 04.05.2012, 11:33
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Re: teaching someone to drive ?

we had a little update on this over a dinner conversation tuesday.

his mum's car is a standard
my car is an auto., so as he will be driving his mum's car that is what he wants to learn on.

so much the better... and dings he has while learning....won't be on my baby
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Re: teaching someone to drive ?

To teach someone how to drive, you must be over 25 and have had a driving license for at least 3 years. I guess you're ok there!

But I'm wondering what can of license you have? Can you drive a standard or only automatics? I'm not sure you can teach someone to use a standard if you're restricted to automatics. worth to check it I guess.
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To teach someone how to drive, you must be over 25 and have had a driving license for at least 3 years. I guess you're ok there!

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But I'm wondering what can of license you have? Can you drive a standard or only automatics? I'm not sure you can teach someone to use a standard if you're restricted to automatics. worth to check it I guess.
does it indicate that on the license ? .. I've got a Swiss license now but I never had to take any test, I just traded in my license from the states and there there was no differentiation between standard and auto.
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Re: teaching someone to drive ?

Here there is a difference. If you pass your driving test on an auto, it's specified on your license and you can't drive a standard. If you look at your driving license you'll see some numbers next to the categories. For instance it's written 106 on mine, which means I must wear glasses when I drive.
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Here there is a difference. If you pass your driving test on an auto, it's specified on your license and you can't drive a standard. If you look at your driving license you'll see some numbers next to the categories. For instance it's written 106 on mine, which means I must wear glasses when I drive.
ok.. just checked... mine just has "02" in conditions... also for glasses.

nothing else so I suppose that means I'm good to go manual or auto.

EDIT.. just found "04" in the categories indicting only for automatic.. but that is not listed on my conditions.
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