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Vehicles allowed with b category licence

I would like to ask if we could drive a passenger vehicle which could hold upto 16 passengers with a valid swiss b category licence
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No. Max 8 passengers
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Re: Vehicles allowed with b category licence

Seems the answer is no...

"The B Swiss driving license allows you to drive a motor vehicle and a motor tricycle whose total weight does not exceed 3'500kg and whose seating capacity does not exceed eight (excluding the driver's seat)."

From: http://my-ds.ch/index.php/en/newsfla...nce-categories



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Re: Vehicles allowed with b category licence

Yep for 16 folks not including the driver you need D1.

You may have this if you passed your test in the UK for B before 1997.

(If so ask for a copy of your driving record from DVLA and send it in with your licence for correction).

Bear in mind you'll need to have a 5 year medical to retain C,D,C1,D1 once granted.
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Re: Vehicles allowed with b category licence

Maybe my question best fits here:

I am planning to buy a vehicle and on the grey card it is stated as "voiture de livraison". However, the total max weight does not exceed 3500kg.

Can you drive it legally only having a "CATÉGORIE B" drivers license?

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Maybe my question best fits here:

I am planning to buy a vehicle and on the grey card it is stated as "voiture de livraison". However, the total max weight does not exceed 3500kg.

Can you drive it legally only having a "CATÉGORIE B" drivers license?

Cheers all!
Like a Fiat Ducato, Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Doge Ram etc ?

It does not mater if item 19 of the gray card says Personenwagen/voiture de tourism or Lieferwagen/voiture de livraison (It might have an effect for the road tax calculation of your canton).

With category B you can drive anything with at least 3 wheels (*), up to 3500 kg gross weight (Item 33 in gray card) and not more than 8 + 1 = total 9 seats (Item 27 in gray card).

Art. 3 VZV https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi.../index.html#a3

(*) The wheels must be a certain distance apart to be considered separate wheels. And the vehicle should not be classed as Motorcycle.
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With category B you can drive anything with at least 3 wheels (*).
Sure?

I am quite sure that a motorcycle with sidecar requires an A license, not a B license.

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Sure?

I am quite sure that a motorcycle with sidecar requires an A license, not a B license.

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The two of you had sort of this discussion 7 years ago

https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...b-licence.html
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Sure?

I am quite sure that a motorcycle with sidecar requires an A license, not a B license.
Sure? No. Fixed.

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The two of you had sort of this discussion 7 years ago

https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...b-licence.html
Also about side cars?
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Well, I have a sidecar and that definitely needs an A license!

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If it is legally considered as a trike or a bike depends on the front (or back) track width accroding to Art. 16 VTS. If the track width is less than 460mm both wheels are considered as one single wheel. Also the wheels need a symmetric configuration Art. 15 VTS, which motorcycles with sidecars do not have.
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