L17 – applying to carry out on-road training
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In addition to submitting a driving licence application, applicants may also apply to carry out on-road training (L17).
In general, these rules also apply to EU citizens in Austria.
L17 on-road training is only possible for licence category B.
On-road training may only be carried out in Austria. However, it is not restricted to certain roads or areas within Austria. The permit will apply for a maximum of 18 months, and only one permit will be granted per person. A maximum of two supervisors may be indicated on the permit.
- Minimum age: 15 years and six months
- Medical certificate
- Proof of completion of theory and practical basic training as well as one theory lesson with regard to on-road training at a driving school
- For applicants under the age of 18: permission from a legal guardian if the latter is not acting as supervisor
- Category B driving licence held for at least seven years
- Experience driving category B vehicles in the three years immediately preceding the date of the application
- No history of offences subject to licence withdrawal, and no more than one relevant caution in the three years immediately preceding the date of the application
- Close personal relationship with the applicant
Supervisors may not accept remuneration for their services.
The applicant must submit their application to their driving school (→ WKO).German Text The driving licence authority in whose jurisdiction the driving school is located will decide on whether to admit the application.
- In cities with a state police department: the state police departmentGerman Text
- In Vienna: the Traffic Department (→LPD Wien)German Text
- In cities without a state police department or in municipalities: the district administrationGerman Text
- In the chartered urban districts of Krems and Waidhofen/Ybbs: the municipal executiveGerman Text
- In the chartered urban district of Rust: the Burgenland State Police Department (→ LPD Burgenland)German Text
A list of driving licence authorities in Austria can be found hereGerman Text.
If the authority decides to grant permission, it will issue a permit. This will be sent to the applicant. Once they have received the permit, they may start on-road training. Detailed information about training vehicle set-up and supervised on-road training can also be found at oesterreich.gv.at.
- Driving licence, where applicable
- Proof of at least 3 years’ driving experience with category B vehicles (immediately prior to the date of application), e.g.
- Vehicle registration document
- Confirmation from employer
- Explanation of close personal relationship with the applicant
- Where possible, confirmation of registration in the civil register (facilitates processing for the authority)
- Where possible, confirmation from the driving school of completion of the theory lesson for on-road training
- Confirmation from the driving school (→ WKO) of completion of the theory and practical basic training and one theory lesson with regard to on-road training
- For applicants under the age of 18: declaration of consent from legal guardian
For the training vehicle:
- Vehicle registration document
- Where applicable, declaration of consent of the registration holder of the training vehicle if this is not the supervisor
It is also possible to use multiple vehicles as training vehicles.
Costs and fees
If no additional supplements are provided, the total fee is 35,10 Euro.
- Section 19 of the Führerscheingesetz (FSG)
- Führerscheingesetz – Vorgezogene Lenkberechtigungsverordnung (FSG-VBV)
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