On-road practice – practice vehicle set-up

The practice vehicle does not need to meet any specific criteria (e.g. regarding the hand brake, ignition switch or gearbox) in order to be used for on-road practice. It is also possible to use multiple vehicles as practice vehicles.


In general, these rules also apply to EU citizens in Austria.

If the practice vehicle is not registered to the applicant or their supervisor, the registration holder of the vehicle must provide written consent for it to be used for practice drives and driving tests.

Special plates for on-road practice:

Front and rear of vehicle:

  • Blue plate with ‘L’ in white lettering
  • Plate with the text Übungsfahrt (Learner Driver)


‘L’ plates are available from driving schools (→ WKO)German text and other outlets.

Using a vehicle for category B driving tests:

If a driving test is taken in an automatic vehicle, the licence obtained will be restricted to such vehicles.

The form Declaration of consent for on-road practice/training and driving testsGerman text can be downloaded from oesterreich.gv.at.

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 10 January 2022

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